A dormer is a window-featured extension of the roof, usually installed to provide more space and headroom within the loft, in addition to improved staircase access. Dormers are also popular due to the aesthetic enhancement to a property that they provide. In the UK, the installation of a dormer is subject to planning permission requirements from the local authorities. If you are looking for a professional loft conversion company please call us and we will help you make your house bigger and more beautiful.
The mansard is typically suited to period properties where planning permission can be granted or the property is located within a conservation area and requires the style of the local housing to be taken in to consideration.The design involves a flat roof, meaning a large area of full head height manoeuvrability, with small dormer extensions housing the windows, drawing light in to the loft conversion. These beautiful period styled loft conversions are incredibly popular across London.
A gable is the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges of a dual-pitched roof. The shape of the gable and how it is detailed depends on the structural system used and aesthetic concerns. Thus the type of roof enclosing the volume dictates the shape of the gable. A gable wall or gable end more commonly refers to the entire wall, including the gable and the wall below it.
Roof windows are often an attractive option for homeowners due to their ability to fit into the line of the roof; thus not necessitating any restructuring of the roof itself. The installation of such windows will provide the loft space with substantial light. A roof window conversion can often be completed under permitted development rights and will not require planning permission, although they will always require building regulation approval (UK).