Renovation + Home Improvement
Nov 29, 2020 12:24 am
I would like to ask the idea of changing the roof pitch of my house in order to accommodate a dormer to be added as an extra room is a cost effective way compare to getting to build a second storey ?
I do not require more than one room, all I need is just an additional room and the current floor plan require me to give up my alfresco if I need to add an additional room.
I also have a relative flat and old uninteresting roof which I hope by this exercise I get more out of this as this will allow me to :
1, change the roof tile colour to matching the render house colour
2. have all my gutters and fascia replaced since they are old
3. replace most of the ceilings since they are old, more than 20 years old
4. remove the asbestos in the ceiling
Can someone please let me know if this is a huge building job that required a substantial of money that it is not worth it just for adding a dormer ?
Re: Changing roof pitch and roof tiles to build a dormer2
Nov 29, 2020 10:17 am
Hey Abbie2020 Welcome to the forum
Search the forum for lofts
This is my favourite window detail It is expensive
but there are cheaper ones
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Re: Changing roof pitch and roof tiles to build a dormer3
Dec 01, 2020 9:44 pm
to change roof pitch is a very expensive option and adding an extra floor means that you have to lose a substantial amount of floor space to allow for stairs both upstairs and down and there are Council restriction on location of upstairs windows relative to neighbours...a ground level extension will be much cheaper and easier but if you post your floor plans including dimensions and distance of the house to all the boundaries you may find some other ideas..in the meantime contact a roof conversion company for quotes on adding the upstirs
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