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I am thinking about doing a loft conversation, my architect suggests that to get the maximum amount of room that an almost full length, slightly pitched, rear box dormer window is best. My property is a standard 3 bed semi.

However, I have my doubts, there is only 1 other dormer at the rear roof of the street (street consists of 8 buildings / 16 semi detached properties). The existing dormer is a fairly small, nice little gabled dormer. Although the dormer doesnt add a massive amount of floor space to the top floor, it looks nice from the outside.

Another fear I have is that neighbours may complain about the dormer and the plans wont get passed. Has anyone here done a roof space conversation? If so did you use dormor windows or velux windows? Would anyone hear complain to planning if a neighbour was to convert their roof space with a dormer as described?

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I am thinking about doing a loft conversation, my architect suggests that to get the maximum amount of room that an almost full length, slightly pitched, rear box dormer window is best. My property is a standard 3 bed semi.

However, I have my doubts, there is only 1 other dormer at the rear roof of the street (street consists of 8 buildings / 16 semi detached properties). The existing dormer is a fairly small, nice little gabled dormer. Although the dormer doesnt add a massive amount of floor space to the top floor, it looks nice from the outside.

Another fear I have is that neighbours may complain about the dormer and the plans wont get passed. Has anyone here done a roof space conversation? If so did you use dormor windows or velux windows? Would anyone hear complain to planning if a neighbour was to convert their roof space with a dormer as described?

As it is at the rear of your property the problem should be less. The only objection the neighbours can have is the issue of overlooking. Your Architect should be able to tell you if this is likely to be an issue. ie if you are to stand at your new dormer window will you be overlooking your neighbours property to any greater extent.

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I am thinking about doing a loft conversation
Has anyone here done a roof space conversation?

You should never talk with your roof space as there can be unforeseen consequences.

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