Loft conversions create additional space whilst adding value to your property.There are endless possibilities to maximise space, whether you want an extra bedroom, a play room for the kids, an office area or just a space to get away.
At Craftsman Building & Carpentry we have over ten years experience of building loft conversions in Dorchester and throughout Dorset, meaning we can guide you through the entire process from planning and design through to the actual build and final fixtures and fittings.
Don’t move, improve
In the current economic climate people are realizing that loft conversions are becoming a much better option than moving home.
Many loft conversions do not need planning permission particularly when the conversion does not change the existing shape of the roof. The regulations do differ for listed properties or if you live in a conservation area, but we can guide you through this.
Rear Dormer Loft Conversion
A rear dormer can be built out of your roof resulting in a square end with a flat roof. As well as the extra space it provides, it is particularly useful to give you the height and feel of a regular room. This is often a possibility without the need for planning permission.
Front Dormer / Side Dormer Conversion
Usually these are smaller than rear dormer loft conversions to maintain the aesthetic feel of your property. Often when planning is required a side dormer is used to replace a hip to gable loft conversion.
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
This is an option if your property has an existing hip-end roof structure i.e. your property is either detached or end of terrace. To explain further this is when the side of your roof slopes towards the ridge of the roof instead of being a vertical gable wall. Often used in combination with either a dormer, mansard or velux, a hip to gable conversion is a great way of creating a much larger amount of space or even an extra floor to your property.
How we work
We offer a free consultation service and can arrange for you to visit or talk to our previous customers so that you feel completely safe putting your project in our hands. Before we begin work, we will provide you with a fixed price, itemised quotation so that you know exactly what is included in the cost, making sure there are no hidden surprises.
Request a quote
If you would like a free consultation from Craftsman Building & Carpentry, you can give us a call on 01305 260203 or send us a message using our contact form and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours to arrange a date and time.