WHAT IS A REAR DORMER LOFT CONVERSION?
A rear dormer loft conversion is essentially a flat roof that is built over the existing pitch of your house. The back part of your home is allowed to slope vertically, while the front remains level with the ground. A dormer loft conversion typically involves removing the existing rear slope and rebuilding it vertically. This method of loft conversion is incredibly popular because it minimises disruption to your home and still provides a stunning new bedroom or space for you to relax in.
BENEFITS OF A REAR DORMER EXTENSION
If you have a cramped attic and have always wanted to make use of it, but don’t have the room, then a rear dormer loft conversion could be the answer. Rather than using up the room in your existing roof space, you can convert this area into a light and spacious room with Velux windows on the front roof. This new space can then be used for bedrooms or even an office – whatever you are looking to create!
EXTERIOR FINISH OPTIONS
Many people add a rear dormer loft conversion to a house in order to increase the amount of space they have to live. The exterior finish of your dormer can be chosen on site to suit your style, so that it blends in with the rest of your home. Our plasterers will work with you to create various types of render finishes so that your new space is consistent and cohesive with the existing style of your home. We are also experts in brickwork, so if you choose brick for your new dormer extension, we will work closely with you to ensure the colour and pattern is an exact match for what you have around your house already.
WILL YOU NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?
Planning permission is required for most house conversions, including rear dormer conversions.If your property has permitted development rights, you can build a rear dormer conversion under a Certificate of Lawfulness. This certificate means that as long as you build within the council’s guidelines, you do not need to wait for the application to be approved before work commences.If you do not have permitted development rights, you will need to obtain planning permission. With planning permission, you cannot start work until it has been granted. Once a planning application is validated with the council, it should issue a decision after eight weeks.