Dormer Conversion 

Design Brief

  • Create a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Maximise the loft space
  • Make use of the views to the rear


After completing the feasibility survey it was clear that the existing loft space was to small as it was to achieve what was being specified. We liaised with our client and expressed our concerns over the existing space and offered them the option of a full length box dormer. We explained the benefits of a box dormer and with the head room restriction they were quick to decide that this was the best option.

Once the decision was made on how to maximise the space we looked at the staircase option. The existing staircase was located in the centre of the house and was a wound staircase that turned left and left. The first floor layout immediately lent itself to a staircase that matched the existing staircase making use of the space above the stairwell. By taking the new staircase off the existing stairwell area it made the loft conversion feel as though it was part of the original structure and made the whole space flow much better to the new level. By deciding the location of the staircase we worked out that the space next to the stairwell in the loft made an excellent for the new en-suite. All the existing services were below and it was under the new dormer which meant they was no head height restrictions for the shower and shower screen. This then left us with a space to the end of the loft that we partitioned off and created a walk in wardrobe.

Lastly we added a large floor to ceiling window in the new dormer which made the most of the stunning views, Installed the finishing touches and that was the new master bedroom complete.