Adding feature dormers to a loft conversion is great way of improving the internal space and maximising the light into your new room. If the internal space within your loft feels quite tight then feature dormers can greatly improving the usable space inside the loft or can often make up the additional space required for adding en-suite’s or walk in wardrobes. Another benefit of feature dormers are the external appearance. On larger properties the existing roof space can often look very large and uncompromising with mass areas of tiles or slates. Feature dormers help to break up these spaces, add character and symmetry to dull, plain surfaces.
Designed to maintain the character of 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. Also when possible we aim to use all the existing roof tiles on the new dormer roof which keeps the dormer looking original and part of the existing roof structure. 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.
All external fascia boards, soffits, guttering and down pipes are matched to the existing property so that there in keeping with the rest of the property.
Multiple options for your home
The design of a pitched dormer allows for multiple options in terms of their placement. In many cases they are situated at the front of the property, and often in pairs to create a symmetrical look to your roofline.
If you have a stunning view you want to make the most of, adding a pitched dormer allows you both increase the size of your living space and take in the scenery, perhaps as your new master bedroom with en-suite!
Which types of property are suitable for a pitched dormer conversion?
Most properties are well suited to a pitched dormer loft conversion, and the end result adds a tremendous amount of character whilst maintaining a subtle look that’s in keeping with the angles of a pitched roof.
Do I need Planning Permission for a pitched dormer loft conversion?
In the vast majority of cases, planning permission is not required for a pitched dormer loft conversion. The only exceptions to consider are where the property is listed or does not have permitted development rights.
Access Loft Conversions has many years of experience in the area of planning permission for loft conversions, and offer a full planning service to advise you and make the relevant planning applications where required.