Dormer Loft Conversions – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need planning permission for a loft dormer?
For most, if the dormer is the rear, then you do not need planning permission. If however, you have a front or side dormer, then this would need planning permission in most cases. There are exceptions to both rules, but this is a good starting place. Not sure what you need, then call us for a free design consultation today.
What dormer loft conversions are available?
There are quite a range of styles available, such as shed, hipped, eyebrow and many more, but they all fall into two core categories. These are in effect full or partial dormers. A full dormer will be a single dormer which will cover most of the length of the roof, and a partial dormer covers only part of the roof. The small or partial dormers are also often done a double, and triples depending the room layout beneath them.
Why should I consider a dormer loft conversion?
The biggest reason for a dormer is that it can give you quite considerably more usable floor space. When you convert with the existing roof space, you can quickly run out of head height, but where you have a dormer you have full height ceilings. The second most popular reason we hear for having a dormer is the outlook. When you have Velux windows inset into the existing roof line, these obviously angle the same of the roof. With a dormer, the windows are more traditionally mounted, i.e. vertical. Many of our customers will also have larger windows as well, not only increasing the light into the room, but also the view!
I can’t decide if I need a dormer conversion or not?
This is an easy question to answer. First thing to do is give us a call, and lets talk through what you’re thinking. We might be able to give you a different view point to think about. After that, we’ll organise an initial free survey and quote to give you an idea of the costs involved. Still not sure after that, not a problem, we can arrange for you to view one of previous dormer loft conversions and see one for yourself.
Do you have any sample dormer loft conversion projects?
Absolutely. Scroll down to see some of the latest projects we’ve completed. In additional, if you wanted to have a dormer loft with TVM, then we can arrange for you to visit a previous dormer loft conversion we have completed.