The Dormer Loft conversion is a hugely popular choice and has several advantages over its counterparts, depending on your needs.
The Dormer is a flat-roofed conversions typically extending vertically from the sloping plain of one side of the roof of a property. While offering slightly less floor space than the Mansard, done right the Dormer can still add significant value to a property and at a comparatively low cost.
So why might the Dormer loft conversion be the right choice for your home? One major advantage is that Dormer conversions generally do not require planning permission, usually falling under ‘Permitted Development’ regulations. Of course, we would always advise to thoroughly check out local regulations before beginning any project. If you’re in any doubt, we have years of experience in dealing with local authorities and would be more than happy to take this burden off your hands. We can help make sense of local restrictions and permissions, drawing up new plans, or adapting existing ones where required, to ensure that the final extension will be comfortably in line with local regulations. We can also obtain Lawful Development certificates which ensure your build will be free of complications once completed.
Another advantage of the Dormer loft conversion is they can easily incorporate one or more Juliette balconies and many other features that take advantage of the natural light enjoyed by top floor conversions. Because the structure of a Dormer conversion extends vertically, a full height Juliette balcony, or a scenic desk or window seat can often be a perfect fit. If you’d like to enjoy as much natural light as possible in your conversion the Dormer can offer one of the most cost effective ways to achieve this.
Whilst not offering the same floor space as a single or double Mansard conversion, the Dormer remains an incredibly popular choice due to its cost-effectiveness, access to light, and impressive full height ceilings. If you’re wondering whether a Dormer conversion is right for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch with TIG excell today, we’d love to help you build your dream loft space.