rear dormer creates a square end to the back of your house
and has a flat roof. This creates a substantial amount of
extra floor space and height. It is possible on most terraced
and semi detached properties, and allows a greater choice
of rooms within the loft space. It is often possible to
construct a dormer without gaining planning permission.
Dormer - Side Dormer
These are smaller dormers constructed to be
in-keeping with your property. A side dormer is used to replace
a hip to gable construction when planning is required.
is another construction to the rear of your property which
has a flat roof, however, the back wall slopes inwards at
an angle of 72 degrees and windows are housed in small dormers.
Normally constructed where planning permission is required
or your property falls into a conservation area
changing the sloping side of your property, the ‘hipped
side’, to a flat, gable end, creating a much bigger
loft room and often creating space for the staircase. This
type of construction is normally only possible where planning
permission is not required
this type of construction the roof line is unaltered and
a room is simply created in your existing loft space. This
type of conversion lends itself to Victorian style houses
and is often used if Planning Permission is required.
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