A mansard is a type of room with a sloped ceiling that is added to the top floor of a building. The highest part of the roof is usually placed between 30 and 40 degrees. Attics, being unused space generally belong to the building owner as part of his property. For this reason, attics are often converted into living quarters, playrooms or storage places for personal items.
Mansards can be built with various materials such as wood, metal and reinforced concrete, but the most common structure is made of plasterboard filled with mineral wool and insulation. This type of room needs to be well ventilated as there is less air in the narrow space of the sloping ceiling. Proper ventilation can prevent problems like mold or moisture.
Thanks to its limited dimensions and the sloping ceiling which offers more privacy than a normal intermediate floor, the attics are particularly suitable for people who wish to live in a quiet and welcoming environment. Also suitable for those who like to have a bright home thanks to the natural lighting of the sun. They also have the ability to offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape from above.