Loft Types

Rear Dormer

A rear dormer loft conversion stands as a top choice across the UK. It involves elevating the existing back slope vertically from the rear of the property. These dormers can either align directly with the property’s back wall or be slightly stepped in to comply with local council regulations. Despite their appearance of flatness and being referred to as flat roofs, the external layer of the roof features a subtle slope to facilitate rainwater drainage into its gutter. The internal ceilings of dormers remain entirely level.

Benefits of a rear dormer loft conversion

Transforming a confined attic into a luminous, expansive area is achievable through a rear dormer conversion. This newfound space offers versatility, serving as bedrooms, bathrooms, or an inviting office. Incorporating Velux windows on the front roof, opposite the dormer windows, ensures ample natural light floods the room. Additionally, enhancing the dormer’s appeal is feasible by adding French doors to its facade, elevating its charm.

Exterior finish options

The exterior of a rear dormer extension offers various finishing options, including brick, tile, slate, render, or cladding. Tile or slate selections are made on-site to closely match the existing roof. Render finishes are customisable, with skilled plasterers adept at replicating existing designs. Brick options ensure seamless integration with existing brickwork. Additionally, external elements like fascias, soffits, gutters, and windows are meticulously matched to the original finishes, ensuring the dormer seamlessly blends with the original construction.

Will I need planning permission?

If your property benefits from permitted development rights, you can proceed with a Rear Dormer loft conversion under a Certificate of Lawfulness. This certificate allows work to begin without waiting for formal approval, provided it adheres to council guidelines.

However, without permitted development rights, planning permission is required, and work cannot commence until approval is granted. Upon validation of the planning application by the council, a decision is typically issued within eight weeks.

At Alan Loft Conversions, we determine the necessary permissions and handle the application process on your behalf to ensure the correct approvals are obtained.

The 1 & Only Mr AMB
The 1 & Only Mr AMB
July 30, 2023
The best in the business a 2 bedroom loft conversion and the whole of my house K rendered in under 6 weeks with amazing finishing and not a inch of space left for any complaints. Truly a great team I would recommend to any and everyone.
Anastasia Isa
Anastasia Isa
April 25, 2023
We’ve recently had a loft conversion and a double side extension completed by the team and we are extremely happy with the work and process as a whole. With such a large project and with my family and I remaining on site throughout, the team worked hard to complete the work on time and to a very high standard. Every question was answered in a timely manner, plans were discussed in detail and helpful ideas and suggestions were made when we were unsure - even when we changed our minds about things, nothing was ever too much trouble. Our home has been transformed and we now have a beautiful space we can enjoy for many years. Thank you so much for your hard work - highly recommended!
Samuel Robson
Samuel Robson
January 25, 2023
Excellent workmanship of the highest quality. These guys really are amazing. They performed a complete rebuild creating my dream kitchen. The level of detail was exceptional. Having used many other builders over the years. I can honestly say these guys are on another level for attention to detail, speed and efficiency. I’m saving for my next project as we speak. Happy to host an open house to show off my dream kitchen any time boys.
Tolga Tozer
Tolga Tozer
August 3, 2022
Albert and the team was very professional from beginning to the end of our project. They cleaned after themselves everyday and always left the place very tidy and clean. Albert has different experts in his team like painters , tilers and plumbers and every one worked to very high standards. Everyone was very friendly and nice to deal with . Albert communicated with us very clearly and we always knew where we are with the project. He always answered my phone calls and answered all my questions. My loft conversion was finished 1 week head of schedule which I was really happy about. We are extremely happy with the end result and highly recommend Alan loft conversions to everyone.
Vina Cunoosamy
Vina Cunoosamy
April 17, 2022
Albert managed the loft conversion with dormer for us from start to finish and he and his team did a fabulous job. He explained everything that would happen and when each part of the build would start. As we were working from home he tried his best to keep the disruption to a minimum. He and his team worked so hard and completed it in less time than I expected. He suggested different ideas to make the space and the finish look better. He kept checking me with to make sure we were happy. They cleaned up after they finished every evening. The loft is now a beautiful bedroom with and en-suite which we have received to so many compliments. He made sure we were happy with everything and anything extra that we wanted he accommodated. I would definitely recommend Alan loft conversion and will use him again for the kitchen.
Maria Nicolette
Maria Nicolette
December 28, 2021
*** due to privacy I prefer not to show images on public domain though I give permission to the company to share images of their work in my house when requested*** Albert is the owner and he managed the whole project. As with all new builders we needed to take time to know him but he is extremely trust worthy now that we worked with him. He is fair and helpful and goes over and above to make his customers happy. His workers are kept under timely manner and budget and they respect him which is important. He has chosen a bunch of very talented guys to do work for him. If you're not happy he makes a point to tell his boys off if need be. He answers the phone immediately, any query you have he is on it. He passed by our home several times to view the progress and ran for all permissions and paperwork. They are our lifelong go-to guys. Once you find them, hold them tight! I couldn't recommend them more, I have no words of how great the team is. Thank you for making our home special.
Bel Cotton
Bel Cotton
November 15, 2021
Alan Loft Conversions recently completed work - remodelling the kitchen and extending into the loft at my small, three bedroom terraced house. I can not recommend them more highly! Albert does exactly what he says he will do in the time he has allocated to the project. He is a force of nature and works at a super speed, totally organised and employing a professional and hard working crew. He sorted out a surveyor, drawings, and liaising with building regulations until completion. I have a beautiful well built loft space, guaranteed for 10 years and all at a very competitive price. Thanks Albert!
Klaudio Nikolli
Klaudio Nikolli
October 29, 2021
I would like to say a very big thank you to the Alan Loft Conversions for the great work in my house.
The whole team has had a very professional attitude and true to their words on this project.

Also, a special thanks to Albert who has a customer care and take much pride in their work.
I will most definitely recommend your company for any future project to any of my friends.

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