WHAT IS A L-SHAPED DORMER LOFT CONVERSION?
L-shaped dormer loft conversions are popular because they allow you to create a room that is an extension of the rest of the house. One flat-roof dormer is built over the main part of the roof and the other is built over the rear part of the roof, which then creates a distinctive L-shape from a bird’s eye view. L-shaped dormers are normally only suitable for Edwardian and Victorian properties where there is usually an existing back addition to the rear of the property.
BENEFITS OF A L-SHAPED DORMER CONVERSION
L-shaped dormer loft conversions are a great way to add more space to the top of your home. They are ideal for extending period properties, especially if it’s a mid-terrace. These types of dormer conversions create enormous amounts of additional floor space, which usually adds two large rooms to your home. Once dormer windows, French doors and Velux windows are added to the design, it creates beautifully light, airy rooms.
EXTERIOR FINISH OPTIONS
When you’re considering an L-shaped dormer conversion, it’s important to consider the exterior finish of the new addition. You can go for tile or slate hung, render, or cladding. If your choice is to go for tile or slate, the type will be chosen on site so that it matches the existing roof as close as possible. If the plan is to do a rendered finish, we have skilled plasterers who can create lots of different render designs to match your existing one. Other external finishes that will be matched to the existing as close as possible include fascias, soffits, gutters and windows. This way, the L-shaped dormer conversion will look like it was always part of the existing build.
WILL YOU NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?
If you have permitted development rights, you can build a L-Shaped dormer conversion without needing to wait for planning permission. If you don’t have these rights, however, you’ll need to obtain it.Once you’ve applied for planning permission, it should be validated after eight weeks and then the council will issue its decision within three months of validation.