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DORMER LOFT CONVERSION
Dormer loft conversions are the most common type of loft conversion and it is essentially an extension to your existing roof. The conversion will project vertically from a sloping roof and will create additional floor space and headroom. Unlike other types of loft conversions that have slanted sides, a dormer has internal vertical walls and a horizontal ceiling. There are different types of dormer loft conversions, but you will find that a flat roof dormer will add the maximum amount of additional space.
Other types of dormer loft conversions are:
Gable fronted dormer - sometimes called dog house dormers.
Hipped roof dormer - a dormer conversion with a hipped roof.
Shed dormer - a single planed roof which is pitched at a lesser angle than that of the main roof.
These types of dormer loft conversions do not offer as much internal space and can often cost more to build due to the added complexity.
A dormer conversion has an added bonus as you are often not required to get planning permission for this type of loft conversion.
Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types, which type you decide to use for your loft conversion will depend on many factors such as the design of your existing roof, your budget, planning restrictions and your own personal preferences. The four types of conversion are: