With so many different types of loft conversion to choose from, it can be difficult to select the right type for you. But have you considered a rear dormer conversion? Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are loft conversion experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about rear dormer loft conversions.
What are rear dormer loft conversions?
A rear dormer loft conversion is an extension to the existing roof of your house, building up and out from the sloping roof to create additional head height and floor space to the back of your property. Usually this type of loft conversion has square, vertical sides and a flat roof. This can be built to the full width of the building or it can be stepped in from each side by approximately 300mm.
What are the advantages of rear dormer loft conversions?
A rear dormer loft conversion can be a great addition to your property. This can bring a number of advantages, including:
- Adding more head space to your loft conversion
- Not adjusting the front of your home- some properties do not suit a front dormer conversion because of the changes this makes to the shape and structure
- Adding a private Juliette balcony space- a Juliette balcony can be a good addition to any dormer loft conversion, but if this is at the rear of your property, you can overlook your garden or outdoor space, and enjoy more privacy.
What about planning permission?
Planning permission is not always required for rear dormer loft conversions. They are usually covered under Permitted Development, but there are certain criteria that must be met for this to apply. Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions we will handle all of the legal requirements and paperwork for you.
For more information or advice, why not get in touch with the team today, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.