Dormer Windows - Their Construction and Benefits


A dormer window might be the ideal method to add more headroom and light to your property’s upper level, whether you’re converting a loft or creating a new one-and-a-half-story house.

Dormers come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but it can be challenging to design them so that they blend in with the rest of the house. Gaining as much inside space as feasible while maintaining visual proportion to the other exterior components is a delicate balance. We’re pleased with the result, using Brazilian slate and clean leadwork and fibreglass gives this dormer window construction project a contemporary look and is easy to maintain and clean.

If you’re in need of a dormer window to create space and light in your loft conversion, get in touch with Bristow & Reeve for your estimate today!

What are the benefits of a dormer window?

In order to provide natural light into sleeping quarters in attics, dormer windows originally emerged in house roofs in Britain in the 16th century. The French term “dormir,” which means “to sleep,” is where the word “dormer” originates.

However, dormers have an even older predecessor: an architectural design element known as a “lucarne,” which first appeared in Europe in the 12th Century. The lofty spires of Gothic cathedrals frequently featured lucarnes, which are tall, thin roofed projections. They were created to encourage fresh airflow into the spires’ tops, which could get rather warm in the summer.

The following are some advantages of our dormer windows in addition to more natural light:

Styles of dormer:

There are many exceptions to the rule that a dormer roof should match the main roof type of the home. Depending on the architect’s inclination, a home with a gable roof may have a gambrel dormer, a shed dormer, or another type.


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