Dormer Examples

Dormer Examples

Dormer Conversions & Dormer Types

Dormers generally fall within permitted development if sited to the side or rear of a dwelling, front facing dormers will require planning consent, and local authority guidelines will usually encourage these to be pitched roof style, as it is considered softer to the street scene.

Different types of Dormers

Flat roof dormer –the most common way of creating more space with a large wide dormer, normally to the rear/side with a flat roof.

Gable fronted, pitched roof dormer – which are smaller sized dormers with pitched roofs.

Gable fronted, pitched roof dormer – which are smaller sized dormers with pitched roofs.

Hipped roof, pitched roof dormer – which are smaller sized dormers with pitched roofs.

Crown roofed dormer – as a flat roof dormer but more pleasing to the eye, however you do lose a little more headroom.

 

A dormer loft conversion is an extension to the existing roof, which projects vertically from a sloping roof, creating additional floor space and headroom within the building. Internally, a dormer has vertical walls and a horizontal ceiling, compared to the normal slanted sides of a loft conversion. The most common type of loft conversion is a dormer conversion, flat roof dormers are more than likely to add the maximum amount of additional space. Gable fronted and hipped pitched roof dormers are the most attractive loft conversions when being viewed from the outside although they do not offer as much internal space as a large flat roof dormer.