The most popular sort of loft conversion, dormers are typically built without the need for planning permission. There’s very little change to the look of the property at the front and an impressive outlook to the rear.
A Dormer conversion involves adding onto the existing roof of a building to create a little more headroom and floor space. These conversions, which are often erected towards the rear of the home and come in a variety of forms, frequently protrude from the contour of the rooftop. They feature vertical walls and a flat, horizontal ceiling inside.
Numerous styles of dormers are available including:
- Gable fronted dormer – similar to that of a dog house shape.
- Hipped roof dormer – a dormer with a hipped roof.
- Flat roof dormer – a dormer conversion with a flat roof.
- Shed dormer – a single planed roof that is pitched at a shallower gable to the main roof