Due to planning restrictions there are limitations to how extravagant one can be with their glazing options for a loft conversion. Conventionally people would typically go for small, standard sash windows or Juliet balcony doors. This blog shows you not only a few standard images but also a few creative alternatives that in some instances can work better.
Typically a installation would be a normal sash window or standard French doors with steel balustrade. Or you could install a French Juliet balcony with a glass balustrade which gives a more contemporary feel.
Another option is to install a Victorian sash window, which matches the window from the 1st floor directly above which is more in keeping with the property. When you install the same size window from the 1st floor to the loft, it creates a full size window.
It looks more elegant and we would go as far to say if the Victorians did loft conversions that’s what they would install! The benefit is that you still get the light and aspect in the same way that you would do from the larger French doors except it’s more sympathetic to the property. When it opens up the bottom sash stays fixed, the top sash slides over so it almost acts as a balustrade.
For a more modern alternative look a large internally frameless glass panel is a very good option. It allows for maximum visual aspect to the outside. Regardless of whether the view is good or not the fact that you can see out onto space creates an illusion that the room is bigger and in turn makes it feel that much more comfortable.