What is a Dormer Loft Conversion?

A loft conversion is the process of converting an empty space into a functional room, it can be used as a bedroom, an office, gym or even the storage room. A loft conversion is commonly used as a way of improving on the home.  But what is a dormer loft conversion?

A dormer loft conversion is one of the most common, the dormer loft conversion enables the extension of an existing roof, it causes availability of more floor space and head space in the renovated room conversion allow for the fitting of a seamless stair case, thus allowing the new stair case to be fitted directly above the existing staircase. The advantage of establishing a dormer loft conversion is that it does not require for one to seek planning permission.

There are three different styles of dormer loft conversion:

A flat dormer conversion – This is found on semidetached houses

A side dormer – This is created on a hipped ended house, it allows for a newly fitted stair case to be placed above the pre existing stair well which in turn allows for seamless transition from floor to floor within your house.

A lead clad dormer – This is on front elevation, it’s constructed to houses in conservation areas, although house built in the conserved areas, there may be restriction but they allow up to 1.8 meters and this can work to allow for an extra stair case that can work for you and your house hold.

There are benefits of adding a dormer loft conversion in your home, some of which are;

Make Use of Existing Space

As we mentioned, a loft conversion helps to make use of empty space which can be used as an office, a bedroom or even as a guests room.

Get More Work Done

If you work from home, you are able to create an office that has a serene feeling which helps make it a conducive environment to work, as it keeps you away from the noise of children and other distractions.


Add Value to Your Home

Adding a loft conversion  is one of the most effective, proven ways of adding value to your home. Try to be sensible if you’re building one, and try to limit your spending to tie in to the value of your home. There’s generally a cut off point where you can end up spending more on the conversion than it will add to the value, so try to keep it under 5% of the value of the property.