Loft Types

Rear Dormer

A 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.

Front 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.


This 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

Hip to Gable

This involves 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


With 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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