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The advantages of a dormer loft conversion

Dormer roofs are an effective and practical way to add extra space to your home without stealing any space from your garden or outdoor areas. This style of loft conversion is when you build onto the back, side or front of your roof, to make more space internally.  

There are multiple types of loft conversions, so it can be difficult to look through all of the options and pick the most suitable for your home. To help – we’ve got all the advantages to dormer roofs in one place. 

Adding Extra Space

The main reason people get dormer loft conversions is for the extra space. In adding an extension onto your existing roof, meaning it offers additional room at head height space which you wouldn’t have otherwise. This gives you the freedom to do what you want with your loft conversion, as you wouldn’t have to worry about the height restrictions that would come with sloped walls. 

This extra space is super versatile and can be used for pretty much anything. The height means that you can fit things like showers for a bathroom or en suite, and tall cupboards for bedrooms or dressing rooms.  

More Natural Light and Ventilation 

With a dormer roof, you’ll have the possibility to choose between different styles of windows, French doors, or even balconies. Depending on what you choose, you’ll have much more natural light available, which is the best way to brighten up a room. On top of this, you’ll also be getting a better ventilated space.

Cost Effectiveness 

As you’ll only be adding an extension onto space you already have, but can’t utilise well currently, this makes it very cost effective option. You’d be getting an extra room or two from just one small extension.  

Another reason dormer roof are cost effective is that, in comparison to getting an extension on the side of your building such as a conservatory, your heating bill won’t be much more than it already is. This is due to heat rising upwards, which will heat the extension.  

Easier Rules with Planning Permission

Adding a dormer roof can be an easier option as the rules are less strict with planning permission. Usually, you wouldn’t need planning permission at all. It typically falls under permitted development, however, there are some boundaries. This is usually just down to size and the location of the extension, so it’s always best to double check with your local council or housing authority before starting a project like this.

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