Particularly in large cities where space is at a premium, loft conversions are very popular. For homeowners looking to reclaim the area under a pitched roof and convert it into livable space, dormer windows are the window of choice. Projecting out of the side of a pitched roof, they add interior space, natural light and great views to former attics and storage spaces. Neuffer offers a variety of bespoke German windows to match the style of your house and dormer window.
More Living Space for Homes
Gaining more living space without having to move is one of the main attractions of loft conversions. Whether your family is growing, you'd like to add a hobby room or perhaps even a home office, turning empty space into a functional room brings many benefits to any house. The first step is of course dealing with the slanted roof and converting areas of it into roof dormers to add floor space and cozy nooks for sitting, reading and more.
While in some regards dormer windows themselves are no different than windows in another location, several points should be considered based on their unique location and purpose.
- Thermal insulation
- Noise protection
Where you're building a gabled dormer, eyebrow dormer, flat roof dormer or other, the focus is still on adding space, fresh air and light.
Security & Burglary Protection
Given the roof location, dormer windows need not feature extensive security hardware. Basic locks and standard glass will suffice. Window locks for children may be the only real safety measure needed based on your family and children's age.