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    Obtuse dormer for loft conversions?

    Im desperate for an extra bedroom to stop 2 teenage girls arguing. The ridge height of my loft is only 2.05m but I’ve just had a chat with an architect who reckons I can fit an obtuse sloping dormer to create some extra headroom. It would still be technically a flat roof as the angle wouldnt be...
  2. R

    rough dormer cost

    Hi all. I have a chalet style home and the upstairs bedrooms have sloped walls either side due to the shape of the house and size of roof. the bathroom currently has a dormer (when i bought it) but i was hoping to get a very rough estimate on how much a dormer on either side of the house about...
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    The Cheek!

    Hi All, I am in the throws of building a full dormer on the house. Standard ugly looking thing Will be plain tile hung to all sides with EPDM and warm roof. Two , or maybe more questions... I can not find any details about flashing AND soakers for a plain tile dormer cheek. I have come to the...
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    Dormer loft conversion-Down lights

    Hi all, I'm currently having my loft converted and I plan to have some downlights in the flat roof dormer. Just wondering is the a way to have downlighs without cutting away the celotex? I have seen these 'low profile integrated led' ones which are quite slim. Has any one come across these? I...
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    Dormer dwarf/stud wall insulation - confirmation/advice (with pics)

    We’ve been working to insulate the eaves / void area of my semi detached 1970s dormer. The area won’t be used for storage so I’m insulating the dwarf/stud wall and 1st floor/ground floor ceiling (rather than the rafters). The wall is foil faced plasterboard on 75mm studs. I understand that the...
  6. J

    Hip to Gablensure over existing 2 storey extension

    Hi there, New to this forum, after some advice regarding a hip to gable with a dormer loft conversion. My house has a 2 storey side extension which currently has a flat roof. I have planning permission to add a roof over the side extension, but at the same time I'd like to have a loft...
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    20cm set back rule for lofts

    We are getting a rear loft built and I am confused about the 20cm set back rule, in particular on how it relates to the side of the house. We have a three-bed semi. The original roof sloped in from all three sides( hipped roof I believe in the technical jargon ). The roof has been removed...
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    Council Objection to 20cm eaves rule for Dormer

    Hi I am new to the forum but I have seen many helpful comments on other threads so appreciate if someone can guide me. I had a loft conversion done with a dormer about 2 years ago. I had involved an approved inspector from "Complete Building Control" to issue final certificate. The work was...
  9. Big Daddy

    Insulating 1970s dormers

    Hi everyone. I’ve never posted on a forum before but I'm having huge difficulties insulating our house and hoped someone here can please help me with some good advice? Our 1970’s house has a large dormer on the front and on the back, each spanning 3 rooms in width. Internal rooms have a...
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    Dormer extension over low sloping roof

    I would like to know if it is possible to do an L-shaped dormer extension on a certain Victorian terrace in London. The issue is that the rear of the house, which contains the bathroom on the first floor, has a low sloping roof that cuts off the corner of the room (see photos). My...
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    Lean-To Roof - Window Well or Not?

    Hi all, We are getting plans drawn up for a ground floor extension to our kitchen and dining room, with a lean-to roof. Because of the extension depth (4m) and roof angle this will clash with the bottom of the window on one of our upstairs bedrooms. A few of our neighbours have similar...
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    Insulating external stud wall

    We have a large timber framed dormer. It is made of standard 4"x2" studwork and rendered onto lath (which is a bit the worse for wear - but that's another job). Anyway, I'd like to get some insulation in as the internal plaster is off at the moment. So what is the best thing to use. I was...
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