Dormer Loft Conversions
A dormer loft conversion is the most popular fitted loft conversion. This conversion style is common due to several factors: the main one being that the conversion is an extension of the roof. Additionally, they create more head and floor space within the room.
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.