Case Study

Cottage Dormer

Dormer loft conversion in a beautiful 150 year old single-story barn.


Install two bedrooms

Oak staircase

Oxted, Surrey

Project Info

The former tractor barn had been converted into a two-bedroom bungalow in the ’70s.

Usually, a loft conversion can be installed under permitted development.

However, this property had a clause in the title deeds which removed permitted development rights, so full planning permission was sought.

By converting the hip end into a gable, and adding two large dormer windows, there was space for two reasonable sized bedrooms, plus storage space in the remaining loft.

The door to the living room had to be repositioned, in order to create space for a new oak staircase.

Cost: £46,600

Completion: December, 2013

Build Time: 2 months

Project Type: Residential