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Twin dormer windows in loft conversion and extension in Whitefields, Manchester UK.

The family in this large, traditional home in the desirable Whitefields, area of Manchester needed more space and a home office.

Large Building Project

The original loft space / height was not adequate for convertsion, so when we extended the rear wall of the house as part of a significant renovation project we extended the joists. New rafters were installed to a new ridge point over the centre of the house.

On the first floor the rear bedroom was extended and a luxury master bedroom created with an en-suite and a separate dressing room.

Dormer Loft Rooms

We created significant additional living space when the loft was converted, creating three rooms, two bedooms and a shower room at the top of the central staircase.

The loft plans replaced detailed the changes needed to create a 'second floor'.

Dormer Windows

Twin dormer windows hold distinct advantages over a standard loft conversion. The dormer windows are built out from the roof and increase head height and the useable space in the rooms. Dormer windows add character within, and looking appealing on externally.

Viewed from the rear, the windows are positioned symmetrically within the new roof and compliment the lines and design of the lower extensions.

We worked sympathetically with the existing house style and materials the extended loft compliments the property design.

The dormer windows are tiled in small red clay tiles called a rosemary bonnet hipp and on the dormer cheeks and front are plain rosemary tiles.

Lead flashings discretely blend with the black wooden frames and contrast the white double glazed windows.

Opposite the dormer windows, on the front of the property we installed Velux windows. The bathroom also has a Velux window which provides light and ventilation.

Loft Bathroom

A compact loft bathroom/shower room is positioned on the landing between the rooms. It contains a shower cubicle, semi pedestal toilet and wash basin.

Central Heating

The each loft room is connected to the central heating system. In the office and playroom we installed two additional radiators per room and a heated towel rail in the bathroom.

Project Plans and Approval

The owners of this property were keen to ensure that the major changes they were making to their property were in keeping with its traditional style.

We produced plans and costings to demonstrate how this could be achieved.

Boarshurst drew up the architectural plans for the project that spanned all three floors, and a new roof.

The plans and the building work were completed to planning and building regulations and certificated by the local authority. All Boarshurts work and materials is to appropriate regulation requirements and fitted to highest quality installation.

Luxury Finishes

Beautiful real wood doors (to fire standards) are installed throughout the house and solid wood flooring is used in each loft room, master bedroom and dining room.

Lighting is by ceiling spotlights and natural daylight. Sliding window shutters on the sides of the dormer windows provide easy light management.

Storage space is built in to the knee walls of the rooms. Ideal for old toys, archive papers and documents, storage boxes, bags etc.

To understand more about this type of roof structure please see our dormer extensions and dormer planning sections.

For more on our planning services see loft floor plans and information on Planning Information and Building Regulations

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