Dormer Loft Conversion
Here at Leeds Loft Converters, we provide many different loft services and loft conversions. One of those loft conversion types are a dormer loft conversion. While the hip to gable conversion is designed to make use of the space currently in the loft, the mansard loft conversion is designed to build an entire new section within your home with as much space as possible.
A dormer loft conversion is designed to do both, making the most space as possible using your roof as a pitch. The dormer loft conversion sits as an extension to your roof, while sitting on your home itself. It is also a roof extension built outwards, as opposed to hip and gable which is designed to make as much space as possible from what you already have. With a dormer loft conversion, these are best applied on homes that have a sloped roof, otherwise you should contact us about mansard lofts instead.
What are the benefits to a dormer loft conversion?
One of the benefits to using a dormer loft instead of others is that it can be built without approval thanks to the Permitted Development law. That means that unlike with mansard loft conversions where you must apply for planning permissions, you will have enough space to extend your home without needing to. I would always suggest contacting your local authorities or council before anything however. It is always good to contact them to ensure that your council follows the Permitted Development law before assuming that they do. This will save you a lot of trouble and even more of a headache.
They may ask for you to provide plans, but if you are able to explain your plan to them beforehand you should be okay.
Dormer loft conversions will give you much more space than a hip to gable conversion would. Mansard loft conversions will give you more space overall, but it is also pricier than a simple dormer conversion. With a dormer, you could be looking at an additional two rooms from the conversion alone if done efficiently and correctly with us. Although the conversion itself usually looks boxy, this is something that can easily be rectified if necessary.
The added living space is vast enough that it will make both the investment and the external look worth it however. The best thing about dormer windows are the adjustable options that come with the dormer loft conversion. Depending on how you design the conversion, you can add floor to ceiling windows in the loft extension to look very stylish and for a lovely view, or even box the room completely. You can pretty much do whatever you would like with the windows making them the most useful in terms of design.
Juliet Balcony with your dormer conversion
With dormer loft conversions, you also have the benefit of adding a Juliet balcony thanks to the length of the conversion itself. For whose unaware of what a Juliet balcony is, the balcony itself is relatively small but is designed for you to open your window and stand on if you wish. If you wanted a bigger balcony, we could consider that with planning permissions.
With a dormer loft conversion, you could use practically whatever materials that you would like for the conversion itself too. Since the most outstanding part of the loft conversion is the exterior, we can use finishing’s on the exterior to match whatever you would prefer. If you would like for the loft conversion to match your home, we are able to match the design, but otherwise we can work around anything that you would like us to do for you.
If you are looking for any type of loft conversion or a dormer loft conversion specifically, then contact us at Leeds Loft Converters. We do not just provide our services in the city of Leeds, United Kingdom but also as Holbeck, Horsforth, Pudsey, Garforth, Morley, Headingley, Oakwood and many more around the area. Just give us a call on 01134360251 or filling out the form at the top of the page!