1. J

    Advice.Neighbour wanting dormer loft on single party wall

    Evening all. Looking for advise regards neighbours wanting a larger dormer loft putting in on there property. I have a few concerns to this. One being noise issue as can hear ever footstep on the landing as it is, not to mention when they are in there loft as it is. Second is structure as its...
  2. mariogg

    L shaped dormer tiling - inside corners flashing

    I’m tiling the dormer using concrete plain tiles, but I’m stuck on the inside corners. On the outside corners I used the 90° tile corners that come in pairs for left and right but on the inside, what type of flashing do i need? Specific type of soakers? I know you can get inside corner tiles...
  3. D

    Dormer conversation

    Hi can any one see any issues with this plan I’ve had done. I can understand how I don’t have a beam for the ridge with I have the dormer timbers connecting straight to the rafters
  4. C

    Rear dormer - party wall built up in brick or tile hung?

    Hi, Permitted development has been approved for our rear dormer loft plans with a tile hung design on the party wall side. Our architect designed it to sit away from the party wall. During our party wall award process, our neighbour flagged that their preference was for us to build up the...
  5. mariogg

    Dormer cheek flashing into party wall

    Hi all I’m in the process of a DIY loft conversion and don’t seem to find any information regarding the flashing of a dormer cheek against a party/brick wall. please see photos attached, there will be hung plain 10x6 tiles on the dormer cheek, and the slates below the capping stones as shown...
  6. R

    having a huge dormer built.

    We are in the process of having a huge dormer built. The approved drawings the builder is working from says single layer membrane roof covering bonded to19mm plywood, also sides from 25mm plywood (exterior grade ply). The builder has used 11mm OSB3 board all over (also gaps all over between...
  7. S

    New build dormer

    Hi All, I was wondering if you think I could fit a dormer in my property. Just for a bed / table and storage for my teenage daughter. We can’t afford to move out so hoping we could go up. Nobody else in the area has one, it was built in 2010. Before I start getting quotes etc I was just...
  8. D

    Dormer drills A095

    Hi. In the late 60's and during the 70's as a kid I'd use my dad's Dormer drills. They were black. Good drills. About 10 years ago now I bought two metal boxes of Dormer drills, A095 N0.202 & A095 No. 18. Paid about £150 for both. from Greenwood Tools Ltd of Bromsgrove. The drills are tipped...
  9. M

    Neighbours Dormer question and my roof on Victorian Semi

    Hello My neighbour has almost finished their L Shaped Dormer and the Builders/Roofers have damaged my roof etc and have now after a lot of chasing they are working to make repairs (they were standing on my roof to complete the Dormer - i consented to this under the understanding that they repair...
  10. S

    50m3 Calcs under permitted development

    Hi, I would appreciate some advice. we are currently in the middle of a 2 story extension which includes extending the original loft space. This has been through planning permission and was granted. we have now decided that whilst the gable wall is down we are going to convert the entire...
  11. T

    Thermal expansion noises in dormer cladding

    We had a full width dormer extension built earlier this year which has dark grey cladding and a flat rubber roof. On warm sunny mornings there's lots of cracking noises as something expands. It responds very quickly to the sun coming out and the will be a cracking noise every few seconds a...
  12. B

    Dormer window

    Hi - am I right in thinking that a dormer window which faces the street requires planning, irrespective of its size and shape, whereas the back can be done within permitted development rights? We’re going to build both at the same time, so need to get all permissions first. Thanks, Ben.
  13. S

    no insulation in the void of my dormer

    I just bought my first flat, the building was originally a single storey with ridged dormer windows to the front. Not sure when it was split into 2 properties or when the flat roofed dormer went in at the back. I was removing plasterboard to put in a shower and found a low stone wall, covered in...
  14. Tim Gent

    Party wall options for a terraced house full-width dormer

    We are planning a loft conversion with a full width rear dormer, which is very common in our area. We've had mixed views about how to deal with the party wall and so I'm seeking some wisdom. The first option is to build inside the boundary with a typical dormer with a timber frame. All the loft...
  15. R

    Insulating an old victorian Dormer

    I'm renovating our top bedroom and half the room is dormer style. I've no idea how to insulate this, could use some advice. The roof felt appears to be the old bitumen type. I'd obviously like the room to retain heat better but just as importantly, I want to reduce noise as we're on a main road...
  16. T

    Advice on architect and planning process please

    Hello, I'm currently working out which of several development options are worthwhile and we can afford. Some would definitely require planning permission and some may not. We are considering: full width rear dormer, seperate rear dormers, small front dormer and side extension. I have been...
  17. T

    Dormer extension advice please

    Hello, If this would be better off in another section of the forum please let me know. We are looking to add some living space in the eaves of the roof of a 1.5 story bungalow. I am hoping that we can get builders in to alter the roof, build a dormer structure and fit cladding, windows etc...
  18. C

    How do I support a brick dormer cheek

    Desperately need some urgent help! We have a dormer with a brick cheek that runs down inside the house to the floor. We need to remove the wall inside the room but need to leave the end cheek in place. Is there any way we can support the brick cheek by fixing something sloped underneath -...
  19. J

    My Dormer has fabric rather than spanish slate tiles on one side - is this OK????

    1 side of my Dormer doesnt have tiles on it????? We have just finished out Dormer extension It has Spanish slate on 2 of the 3 sides. the 3rd side is just (what i would describe as a Black fabric) I only discovered this when i went into our neighbours loft and looked out their window at our...
  20. J

    Permitted Development: Side Dormer to a chalet style property

    Dear all, We were hoping to get some advice on the following. We are the owner of a 1930s chalet style property (see attached image), we are intending to build a dormer on the side (at the first floor) to create an additional bedroom and family bath. We have been advised by the builder and...