Dormer Loft Conversions
Coventry, Nuneaton, West Midlands
Add more daylight to your loft with dormer loft conversions.
We offer Dormer Loft Conversions throughout Coventry and the West Midlands. Call Today on 024 7654 3415.
What is a dormer loft conversion?A dormer loft conversion is the most popular fitted loft conversion in the UK.
Here at Classic Conversions, we have many years of experience. We have completed many Dormer Loft Conversion jobs within the Coventry area. Our team are on hand to give you all our customers the advice and help they need regarding our services. We also offer free quotes for your Dormer conversion projects.
How much does it cost to convert a loft?
When you are considering what type of conversion lofts you wish to make for the lofts, this is directly related to the amount of money it will cost.
Some factors are how big you want the renovation and what type of conversion it will be. A loft conversion specialist might be able to assist with finding out the cost.
If you would like a quote, then please contact us either via phone or using the form on our website. We will send a reply as soon as possible.
Do you need planning permission for Dormer loft conversion?
Many things need to be considered when looking to see if you need building planning permission for a conversion loft. Usually, these services are best to get an architecture to confirm whether you require permission or not. Some of these are:
New building space does not exceed 40 cubic metres (for a terraced house)/50 cubic metres(for a detached/semi-detached house).
Lofts space does not extend past the currently existing roof slope(sometimes called principle elevation).
The materials used are similar to those used in the house.
Side-facing windows must be glazed(stops people from seeing in/out).
Side-facing windows must be at least 1.7 m above the ground.
All but hip-to-gable extensions should be at least 20 cm from the eaves.
The extension shouldn't overhang the outer wall of the house.
The loft conversion must not be higher than the existing roof.
An experienced architecture should still check these designs to ensure it is accurate.
Benefits of Dormer Roofing
Dormers allow the room to have straight walls and horizontal ceilings, as opposed to slanted walls that are associated with loft conversions.
Moreover, dormer loft conversions are considered to be versatile since they can be built on different structures, such as on end of terrace, terraced houses, detached and semi-detached houses.
Also, such conversions allow the house to have a seamless staircase fitting; this allows the stairwell to be placed above the existing one.
Another great factor of this design is that dormer loft conversions do not require planning permission. There are three designs used in dormer loft conversions. Contact us today to discuss the options available to you for dormer loft conversions.
Gabled Dormer Loft Conversion
These dormer conversions can be made to suit all house styles. They enable homeowners to have French doors and large windows installed.
In this dormer style, your dormers will be situated at the rear and side of your property. This design is particularly suitable for 1930s properties.
For additional space and headroom, you should consider a hip-end dormer on the side of your house. See further below for more information.
Flat roof dormer
This dormer conversion style provides a big floor area and a good head height. This design is, therefore, quite popular among homeowners as it provides additional space.
We construct this style vertically from a sloping roof. To fit the ceiling joists, we place it on top of the new wall that points back to the roof. Thereafter, we fix the joists to joist hangers; this forms the box shape of the design. This style allows us to execute most of the work externally.
A side dormer entails a hipped roof on the side of the house that is fitted off the side wall. This is done so as to earn more head height.
Pitched or flat roof dormer conversions?
This side dormer is built with a pitched or flat roof. This, however, depends on the style that you admire and the height of the loft. This design is a great way of using space, especially when the house has a slope that is facing sideways.
Regardless of whether you prefer a rear or a side dormer, the best-constructed dormers are when they are made to be maintained in the original surroundings.
This should mean that the new dormer must match the original structure as closely as possible. For this reason, you have to consider the style of tiles, gutters, and windows.
Roofing materials used to make dormers can vary in quality enormously. You just have to look closely at a side dormer conversion to find out who used inferior quality and who has paid a little more money to have a very professional and well-made side dormer installed.
Please understand that side dormers offer a good opportunity to achieve more space especially if your ridge runs from the back to the front of your house.
If you would like more information about Dormer loft conversions in Coventry, Nuneaton and the West Midlands, please call us on 024 7654 3415 and our team would be more than happy to help.