dormer window

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dormer window

[′dȯr·mər ′win·dō]
(building construction)
An extension of an attic room through a sloping roof to accommodate a vertical window.
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dormer window

A vertical window that projects from a sloping roof, placed in a small gable.
See also: Chicago window
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dormer, dormer window

A structure projecting above a sloping roof, usually housing a vertical window. It is not part of the roof structure but is framed separately, and often provides daylight and ventilation for a room located in a garret or loft space. For definitions and illustrations of specific types, see arched dormer, deck dormer, eyebrow dormer, flat-head dormer, gable dormer, hipped dormer, inset dormer, mission dormer, oval dormer, Palladian dormer, pedimented dormer, pitched-roof dormer, pointed dormer, polygonal dormer, recessed dormer, ridge dormer, round dormer, segmental dormer, shed dormer, through-the-cornice dormer, triangular dormer, wall dormer, watershed dormer.

dormer window, dormer

dormer window
A vertical window which projects from a sloping roof, placed in a small gable.
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| Naeema Khan, construction of single-storey rear extension and front and rear dormer windows, 3, Ings Road, Dewsbury.
The family bathroom has a light tiled ?oor, roll top bath, shaped wash basin on a shelf, corner shower unit, wc, vaulted ceiling and a dormer window. The en suite also has a free-standing roll top bath, a shaped wash basin on a slate shelf, a wc and a separate shower unit.
"They want this lovely dormer window gone but they want to put Velux one in its place so they aren''t returning it to its original state.
The dormer window is the latest in a string of extensions to homes in Hobmoor Croft.
Anneliese Hutchinson, head of Development and Public Protection at Gateshead Council, said: "The Council is having to undertake the work to enable the dormer window to be removed and the enforcement notice to be complied with.
Joyce Elson - Two-storey rear extension, rear dormer window, conservatory and separate garage at 2 Kimberley Road, Solihull.
He added: "I was standing in the street and saw Eddie climbing out of the dormer window.
Ref: M/FP/0534/14/P Address: 121-123 Borough Road, Middlesbrough Proposal: Change of use of 121 Borough Road from residential to use 'My Sisters Place', with single storey extension and dormer window to rear.
The dormer window of the derelict terraced house had partially collapsed.
In order to restore the roof in keeping with the terraced house's design, which is in a conservation area, the 68-yearold installed a dormer window. But John, of Saltwell View, Gateshead, was met with red tape after the council rejected his retrospective planning permission and ordered him to rip it out at a cost of more than pounds 3,400.
27 Westbury Road, Chapelfields - loft conversion with dormer window to front elevation.
This gets light and view from a continuous dormer window in the slope, similar to those of tradition.