What is a pitched dormer loft conversion?

A pitched roof dormer loft conversion is a popular choice when the height of the existing roof is sufficient enough to accommodate one. This type of loft conversion is usually regarded as one of the most aesthetically pleasing designs as it brings an extraordinary amount of character due to all the angles it creates internally.

Benefits of a pitched dormer extension

The new space can be used for bedrooms, bathrooms or even that airy office you’ve always wanted. With the opportunity to include Velux windows on the front roof, which sits opposite the pitched dormer windows, this new space will not be lacking in light.

Pitched Dormers

Exterior finish options

The exterior finish of a pitched dormer conversion can either be tile hung, slate hung, rendered or cladded. If your choice is to go for tile or slate, the type will be chosen on site to ensure they match the existing roof as close as possible. If the plan is to do a rendered finish, we have skilled plasterers who can create lots of different render designs to match the existing finish. Other external finishes such as fascias, soffits, gutters and windows will also be matched to the existing finishes — this way, the pitched dormer conversion will look like it was part of the original build!

Exterior finish options

The exterior finish of a pitched dormer conversion can either be tile hung, slate hung, rendered or cladded. If your choice is to go for tile or slate, the type will be chosen on site to ensure they match the existing roof as close as possible. If the plan is to do a rendered finish, we have skilled plasterers who can create lots of different render designs to match the existing finish. Other external finishes such as fascias, soffits, gutters and windows will also be matched to the existing finishes — this way, the pitched dormer conversion will look like it was part of the original build!

Will you need planning permission?

If your property has permitted development rights, you can build a pitched dormer conversion under a Certificate of Lawfulness. This certificate means that, as long as you build within the council’s guidelines, you do not need to wait for the application to be approved before work commences.

If you do not have permitted development rights, you will need to obtain planning permission. With planning permission, you cannot start work until it has been granted. Once a planning application is validated with the council, it should issue a decision after eight weeks.

Here at The Loft Room, we will ascertain exactly which permission is needed and we will submit the relevant applications on your behalf to obtain the correct approval.

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