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Extending a dormer?

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Munzz, 28 Oct 2020.

  1. Munzz

    Munzz

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    Hi All,

    I’m hoping to move home soon and the property I have purchased has dormer style bedrooms.

    The bathroom however does not and the ceiling is vaulted, eating into the already small space.

    Has anyone extended a dormer before and have an idea on cost? I wouldn’t need a window putting in, it’s purely to “box off” the room and eradicate the slanted ceiling.

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    Just rebuild the whole thing they were poorly built and insulated in the first place.
     
  4. Munzz

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    Can’t see that being cost effective? I know they’re poorly insulated, that’s one of the first things I’ll be changing when I move in.
     
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    Perhaps what I should have said is pull it back to the timber frame, add some new timber frame reclad, insulate and reroof.
     
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    Any ideas on how much a roofer would bill me to complete that?
     
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    I would start by getting someone to do some drawings, good ones that can be built from. Then at least you will have an idea whats involved and builder\roofer quotes are like for like on the work.

    In my dormer it required steel work, so it may not be as simple as it looks.
     
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