Dormer Loft Conversion

Dormer Loft Conversions

Dormer Loft Conversion

  • Medium costs
  • Can be tricky to install.
  • Planning permission is sometimes required.

A dormer is an extension to the existing roof, allowing for additional floor space and headroom within the loft conversion. Dormer conversions can be positioned on the front, side or rear of your roof and can be built in a variety of styles. Rear dormers are the most popular and can be added to most terraced and semi-detached houses, often without planning permission.

Dormer Loft Conversions Example - Outside ViewA dormer loft conversion has a horizontal ceiling and vertical walls compared to the normal diagonal sides of a conversion. In lofts with limited space or headroom a dormer conversion will provide additional space that can make a loft feasible.

Comparing with Velux conversion Dormers will take longer to build due to the exterior work which will require scaffolding and extra time to construct the new extension to the roof. They can be built in few styles: with a flat roof, gable front or with a hipped roof. The choice depends on the style of the existing property and how attractive the owner wishes the desired finish to be.

In general, Flat roof dormer tends to give the maximum amount of additional internal space; however its exterior design doesn’t look as attractive. Gable fronted and hipped roof dormers look more attractive but often they do not give as much internal space and will cost more to build due the extra complexity.Dormer Loft Conversion - Under Construction

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