Home Loft Styles – Dormer Loft Conversion

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Depending on the type of house, dormer loft conversions, also known as dormer loft extensions, can be constructed at the rear, side and front of the roof slope of the property. It is a popular type of loft conversion as it will maximise the floor space and create excellent floor to ceiling height, and will also allow a significant amount of natural light to flood in. This style allows for more flexibility as every inch of space will be used by our designers to create your ideal attic room/s.

A dormer loft conversion changes the appearance of the exterior of your home by projecting vertically from the sloping roof. There are several different types of dormer loft conversions: although a flat roof dormer is the most common style in the UK, and on semi-detached properties, a side dormer is often used to accommodate the stairs. At Modern Attics we will talk through all the options available to you, and the one you choose will depend on your personal taste, budget and the style of your property.

Dormer loft conversions are common types of attic extensions as they are suitable for most properties including modern houses and certain types of period home. Another advantage is that they are generally cheaper than hip to gable or Mansard conversions. They usually do not require planning permission; however, there are certain exceptions to this rule, such as if the property lies in a conservation area or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). As in all attic conversions, building regulations approval will be needed, and this will ensure that the structure complies with various safety standards.

Modern Attics provide a full range of dormer loft conversions in all areas of London including Kilburn, Paddington, Queens Park, Willesden and Hampstead, North West London. This type of extension is suitable for a range of uses including the creation of an extra bedroom (or bedrooms) with an en-suite bathroom, and if your property is large enough an attic space can be used to create a small apartment for either family use or for guests. Browse the Modern Attics website to find out more about our services and to see our full range of our attic conversions and home extensions.