Dormer loft conversion is a structural extension which is built to project from the existing sloping roof of the house. Loft conversion with dormer provides for a more useable space in a cramped attic due to the creation of additional headroom and floor space.
In addition to that, dormer windows provide natural light for the newly converted room. One of the most commonly used types of loft conversion in London is Dormer. There are various types of options available in London for dormer loft extensions, this depending on the type of your home and existing shape of roofs.
A dormer window is a form of roof window which adds to the beauty of dormer loft structures. Moreover, dormer windows are a great way to increase the space in the loft and provide natural sunlight to come inside the room; However, not all dormer loft conversions include windows. The decision of building dormer windows usually depends on the architecture of the building and shape of roofs.
One of the most common questions that we get asked is “how much does a dormer window cost?”. The answer to that question depends on various parameters like area, roof type, roof slope, roof architecture, etc. The cost of putting a dormer window inside a roof is £925 but you may have to spend between £600 and £1250 for a complete project.
In many cases, you don’t require to get planning permission as long as adding a dormer loft conversion falls under the permitted development. However, best that you get all the necessary information about the conditions and limitations of permitted development before starting the construction. If you are doubtful that your proposed conversion doesn’t fall under permitted development, you should obtain an LDC (Lawful Development Certificate) from the local authority so that you have a written proof that your loft conversion abides by the law.
You will require to get a planning permission for your London loft conversion if:
You can find the details and more information about permitted development and planning permission on Planning Portal Website.
The actual cost of a dormer loft conversion can be calculated by an experienced surveyor who will visit your house and discuss your requirements in detail before providing a quote. The price will vary greatly and will depend on various parameters like fittings, size of loft, complexity of conversion, and fixtures of proposed construction. In and around London, the average cost of dormer loft conversion starts at around £35000.
For more information about dormer loft conversions, contact us and get a specialized quote according to your requirements.
Thanks to the variety of options in dormer loft extensions, the possibilities of interior designing are end-less. Depending on your preferences, you can turn the loft into a child room or an adult room. If you want to make it a child’s room, you can put the bed under the nook or the sloping roof to give it a den-like feel and make the bedtime for your child more interesting.
On the other hand, if you want to make it into an adult’s bedroom, you can paint it a soothing colour which could aid you to sleep more peacefully. If you have architectural features in the bedroom, turn them into storage spaces to make the most of them. This will give your room an artistic, luxurious feel and you will surely love spending time in it.
Another idea is to turn the extra space into an en-suite bathroom. Granted, that the bathroom will be kind of small, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it beautiful. You can fit all the bathroom essentials in the smallest of places by being creative. If you have a sloping roof, you can never go wrong with skylights. Just imagine— taking a warm bath under the stars at night after a long day at the office. How satisfying and calming would that be, right? You will feel your worries melting away.
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