A dormer is a vertical window with a roof of its own, positioned, at least in part, within the slope of the roof. When dormers are ‘correct’ they can look wonderful. When things go wrong they look ghastly. It is a question of both size and position.

Many self-builders forget that when early cottages were built there were no dormers — because there were no window openings at first floor level. So vast numbers of cottage dormers are actually retrofits — and yet so often they appear original. Why? Because they are not too big, and they are in proportion with the roof, which is both large and steeply pitched.

Ecoloft will take the time to get to know your roof space and make sure that any dormer is the perfect size and fits perfectly on the pitch of your roof.