If you are looking for a loft conversion that is not only aesthetically pleasing but will also offer increased headroom and floor space, then a cottage dormer is the answer. When done correctly, a cottage dormer can provide much needed additional space by taking full advantage of the roof and opening up the loft
Cottage dormer loft conversions usually are found at the front of a property and tend to feature a hipped or gabled roof, however, can be designed to feature a flat roof if required. Lots of people opt for a cottage dormer extension due to the amount of headroom they provide, ideal for a growing family or as additional living space.
If a versatile loft space is what you are looking for, then the cottage dormer is an ideal solution. The extra room that a cottage dormer loft extension provides can be utilised as almost anything, from bedrooms with ensuites to playrooms for children. Thanks to the additional headroom and vertically straight walls, showers and tall cupboards are easily fitted.
A cottage dormer can be a great way of letting more natural light and ventilation into a home. Due to the nature of the extension, the vertical walls allow the option of having larger windows, french doors and even Juliet balconies installed.
Which properties would be suitable?
Cottage dormer loft conversions can be suitable for a wide range of properties, such as terraced houses, bungalows, semi-detached and detached properties of all eras. Technically, any property that has a pitched roof could benefit from the extra space that a cottage dormer conversion can provide.
Will I need planning permission?
One of the main reasons as to why people opt to have a cottage dormer conversion is that you can build under Permitted Development. This means that you are able to extend properties up to 40 cubic metres for a terraced property and 50 cubic meters for a semi-detached or detached property before requiring planning permission. If the cottage dormer exceeds the cubic meters allowed under permitted development, then planning permission will be required.