When it comes to creating the perfect loft conversion in your home, space is often key. Depending on the type of house you live in and the size of your existing loft space, a dormer loft conversion could be the perfect answer to your problems.
What is a Dormer Loft Conversion?
A dormer loft conversion is a type of loft conversion that helps to maximise the amount of space and head height that you have in your loft. Dormer loft conversions are a box-like structure that is added on to the roof of your existing home in order to create more space. This involves changing the shape of your existing roof so it is important that you check if it is permitted for your type of property before making plans.
Why Have a Dormer Loft Conversion?
If you are thinking of using your new loft conversion as an extra bedroom or living area, having the right amount of space is key. Adding a dormer loft extension to your attic space is a great way to make the most of your existing space by extending both the height of your loft conversion as well as the floor space available in your new loft conversion. Dormer loft conversions can often be combined with other types of loft conversions such as a hip-to-gable loft conversion to create the optimum amount of space in the new room. The addition of dormer windows to your new loft conversion can also be a brilliant way to add extra light to your loft room as they will allow natural entrances for light to enter the room, something that is extremely important, particularly in smaller loft spaces.
Do I Need Planning Permission for a Dormer Loft Conversion?
In most cases, building a dormer loft conversion on your home will fall within what is called ‘permitted development’. This means that you will not need planning permission in order to have a dormer loft conversion in your home. However, this does not apply in all cases and some homes will require planning permission in order to construct a dormer conversion. Homes that may require planning permission for dormer loft conversions can include period properties or protected buildings as well as houses that are within protected areas. There may also be restrictions on the size of your dormer loft conversion. Your loft conversion specialist will be able to help with any questions you may have about planning permission and your loft conversion. For more information on planning permission, check out our guide.
Design Your Dream Loft Conversion Now
Whatever your dormer loft conversion ideas are, the team here at Alvaston Loft Conversions is here to help with a combination of experience and specialist skills to bring your new loft conversion to life. To find out more about our dormer loft conversions contact the team online or by calling 01922 402720 now.