Finishing the Outside of Your Dormer
It is important when having a loft conversion to not only consider how the inside will look but also the outside. There are now more options than ever for finishing the outside of a dormer, to make your loft look as great on the inside as it does on the outside.
It is also important when looking at cladding options for your loft conversion to factor in restrictions such as planning permission and conservation areas to understand what will be acceptable.
Dormer cladding is external skin of your dormer and has two key functions, it keeps the weather at bay and protects your home but also ensures your home looks amazing for many years to come.
THE MAIN OPTIONS ARE:
This is the most common way of cladding a dormer, they usually compliment the main roof tiles on the property, and can either come in slate vertical tiles or clay. Different tiles will suit some properties better than others and it’s also important to consider the colour and finish; tiles typically blend the dormer into the roof more than other finishes.
This is becoming more popular, it creates a contemporary sleek finish and works on both period and more modern homes. The material well designed for our weather and is corrosion resistant; and also will not degrade with sunlight. It has a long life span, low maintenance, can be fully recycled and looks stunning.
Both pre-coloured renders and traditional renders can be applied to dormers using the right installation methods. The finish can be adapted to your design and the period of your home, by using pre-coloured renders reduces the maintenance costs of future external decoration.
Again a popular choice using different species of timber or man made timber replacements. For example using Cedar can be treated to maintain its warm orange glow or leave It to weather and you will be left with grey’s and silver tones.