A dormer is a type of loft conversion where the structural part of it protrudes or sticks out vertically from the sloped roof. There are several different types of dormers, and a number of pros and cons that are related to having this type of roof makeover for your loft space. It's also possible to have this attic conversion at the top and side of your house if possible, but planning permission may be required depending on the size you opt for.
There are many different types of dormer conversions that you can get for your loft. Here are just a few;
Flat – this type is a standard conversion with no frills. The flat roof is the most versatile of all the different types that you can aquire.
Hip and gable – this type of dormer is one of the more aesthetically pleasing styles. It is constructed by having a gable wall line built up from the existing roof line with the addition of three sloping walls of a hipped roof that eventually meet at the ridge of the dormer.
Eyebrow – it looks like an eyebrow! This type of dormer is perhaps more unique and aesthetically pleasing to look at. It's constructed in a similar to the hip and gable type, but with a curved roof.
Why get a dormer?
There are many reasons why people choose a dormer conversion over other loft types, and here are just some of the many pros and cons
Whatever your reason for getting a dormer conversion, you'll find that you are spoilt for choice in terms of its construction method and style. The variety that you can achieve ensures that your attic transformation will provide your home with an abundance of new useable space.