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What is a dormer loft conversion?




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Types of Loft ConversionA dormer loft conversion is a box-shaped structural extension which projects outwards from the side of a sloping roof. By building a dormer onto your existing roof, a cramped attic is given additional headroom and floor space, all bathed in sunlight provided by dormer windows.

Is my loft suitable for dormer conversion?

As a rule, for a dormer loft conversion you'll need a minimum headroom of 2.3m from top of the ceiling joists to the roof's ridge.

If you have a 'hipped' roof (a roof with a sloping end) there may not be enough space for a dormer conversion. Instead, we can carry out a hip to gable loft conversion which replaces the sloping hip end with a vertical gable end.

Different types of dormer loft conversion

Find out which kind of dormer loft conversion will suit your home by
giving DMB a call on 01273 777459.


DMB have Surveyors, Architectural
& Interior Designers in-house


DMB have Surveyors, Architectural
& Interior Designers in-house


Will I need planning permission for a dormer loft conversion?

Most local authorities in the UK, including Brighton & Hove, will allow a dormer loft conversion without planning permission. That's as long the conversion doesn't extend the current size of the property by a certain percentage.

Typical dormer loft extensions are usually classified as a 'permitted development' which means they don't usually require planning permission. However, if your conversion does require a planning application DMB will submit all the necessary applications for you as part of the service. We'll also apply for and obtain approval under Building Regulations and a Lawful Development Certificate. The LDC will provide you with written proof that your loft conversion is lawful when you come to sell your house.

To find out more about loft conversion planning permission,
check out our blog "House Extensions in Brighton".



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