Flat Dormer Windows are the best way to maximise the roof space and get as much space out of a loft conversion as possible. By adding flat dormers to your loft conversion you are able to walk out to the face of the dormer where you would normally have the pitch of the roof slope preventing you. This gives you the maximum amount of usable space and is usually the best way to enlarge smaller loft spaces or create numerous rooms within the roof. Flat dormers are usually built of the external walls so by adding these you can create a space that is close to the same size as the floor below.
Combining a flat dormer with a balcony
Flat dormers are also a great way of getting the most light into the roof space. A great way of doing this is by installing Juliet Balconies into the face of the dormer having a set up French Doors opening into the roof space and a wrought iron balcony externally. These balconies add masses of character to the internal space and make the most of beautiful views from within the loft.
Bespoke designs for your property
At Access we believe that the best way to finish dormer windows is to cover them in concrete plain tiles that match the existing roof colour. This helps to keep the dormer free of maintenance for years to come and by matching the roof colour keeps the dormer in character with the existing property. On request we can also clad dormers in timber or uPVC if you have something you would like us to match or you prefer these options.
Flat dormers are also effective in combination with other approaches to create a truly unique living space that sets it apart from other properties on your street. This includes Velux Windows, Pitched Dormers and Hip-to-Gable Dormers.
Why choose a flat dormer?
A flat dormer is undoubtedly the most efficient way to maximise your loft living space in terms of usable space and light.
A flat dormer will help you divide up your loft space and offer numerous options for layout, such as using the space for a separate room or en-suite.
Common questions about flat dormer loft conversions
Flat dormer conversions typically fall under ‘permitted development’, meaning planning permission is not a requirement.
There are some exceptions to this though, such as for flats and houses either listed or with planning restrictions.
We’ve completed numerous flat dormer conversion projects, so please do get in touch for free advice. Access Loft Conversions can handle the full planning process including applications.
Absolutely! There is no one-size fits all approach to creating your dream loft space. A flat dormer can be combined with pitched dormers, velux windows and more for a stunning finish.
We’ll discuss all of the options with you and devise a solution that fits your needs and budget. Unlike most other loft conversion companies, we provide CAD (computer aided design) visuals for you to get a ‘real’ visualisation of how your home will look.