|When applying for planning permission the criteria a loft conversion must meet differs depending on your local authority. However, taking into account the following points should assist you with your planning application:Place the dormer at the rear of your house
Avoid placing a dormer on the side roof of a dwelling. The planning department may oppose it as they feel it makes the property look unbalanced and could encroach on the surrounding properties privacy
Avoid placing a dormer on the front of the property. It could be argued that it has an impact on its surroundings and can easily spoil the character not only of the property itself but also the area as a whole. Use roof lights instead
Ensure that the dormer is not out of proportion to the overall area of the roof
The appearance of your dormer should match the existing roof as closely as possible
© 2017 ALB LOFTS. All rights reserved.