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Dormer Loft Conversions in Sussex

A dormer loft conversion is an excellent way to add extra space to your home while adding value to your home in the process. Making use of the otherwise wasted space in your loft is a great solution to making your house bigger and eliminating any current space problems you may have. Converting your loft space is a cost effective and less stressful alternative to moving home.

A dormer loft conversation (attic conversion) allows you to be able to create an additional room in your house which then can be used for any number of options including a bedroom, office space, games room, a gym, or simply used as another room for storage. Dormer loft conversions are one of the most popular forms of home improvement and property renovation in the United Kingdom.

What is a Dormer Loft Conversion?

A  loft conversion in a nutshell is the process of transforming an empty loft space into an additional functional room within your home. A dormer loft conversion is a type of loft conversion that is a window-featured extension of the roof, usually installed to provide more space and headroom within the loft. A dormer loft conversion is a structural extension which protrudes vertically from the plane of a sloping roof and is characterised by a dormer window.

Dormer loft conversions offer a greater amount of additional floor space than other types of loft conversion. The dormer loft conversions design means you achieve additional headroom and floor space like a camping pod. In lofts that have limited space or headroom a dormer loft conversion will provide the additional space that can make a loft conversion feasible. A dormer conversion also provides the light and ventilation needed to make the loft conversion suitable for a multitude of uses.

Types of Dormer Loft Conversion?

There are four different types of dormer loft conversions available to homeowners which are:

Out of these dormer loft conversion the most popular type is the flat roof dormer as it is the most cost effective and offers the largest amount of additional internal space.

Is a Dormer Loft Conversion Suitable?

Unfortunately not every Sussex home can have a loft conversion as some home simply don’t have enough room in their lofts for a loft conversion. As a rule to be able to have a dormer loft conversation you should have a minimum clear distance of 2.3m or more headroom within the roof from top of the ceiling joists to the roofs ridge.

If you have a hipped roof on your Brighton or Sussex property then a possible solution to create a loft conversion will be to replace the hip end with a gable end – see Hip to Gable Loft Conversions.

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Dormer Loft Conversion?

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

A typical dormer loft extension is usually classified as a ‘permitted development’ so they do not require an application for planning permission. To find out more about these planning permission for loft conversions read our Blog entry entitled “House Extensions in Brighton

Our Dormer Loft Conversion Services

DMB provide high quality dormer loft conversions to property owners in Brighton, Hove, Worthing and the rest of Sussex.

If you need a dormer loft conversion in Brighton, Hove and Worthing or anywhere else in Sussex then call 01273 777459 today to get a FREE no obligation estimate from one of our Sussex loft conversion surveyors.

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