Pitched roof dormer windows are generally built to create extra space within a roof that already benefits from usable space but needs more headroom, floor space and light in certain areas.
For example you may need to use a dormer window to get access for a set of stairs or headroom at the top of a staircase.
Pitched roof dormer windows are certainly more aesthetically pleasing and for this reason a good option if a flat roof dormer has been refused planning permission.
A pitched roof dormer is constructed from timber and can be built on top of the roof with all structural elements added after the area is made water proof.
There are many different ways to clad your dormer with, this customer's choice being a high grade of Cedar timber and an ultra modern black shadow gap to emphasize the Cedar. We also added a decorative mould to the barge boards for that extra wow factor.
From this photo you can see that a pitched roof dormer is perfect to gain space in a roof that has a limited area to build.
This render finish dormer window with exposed rafter feet, timber fascias and barge board painted black, although new and perfectly finished gives a period feel to the property that is actually over 200 years old.
This dormer has been clad in matching roof tiles and has white UPVC fascias and barge boards for a no maintenance finish.