How To Do A Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Bath
The easiest way to gain an idea of whether your loft can be converted is to see whether any similar houses on your street have had loft conversions. Loft Conversions Bath are here to tell you the key things you need to consider when weighing up whether a loft conversion is the right way to add more space to your property.
Ensuring A Safe Working Enviroment For Loft Conversions Bath To Work In
There is little doubt, that you will need the services of an architect when it comes to planning a loft conversion.
Your new walls and dormer window structures will need insulating with similar products before they are plaster boarded. Insulating the floor of your loft conversion can be achieved by a mineral fibre quilt laid between the joists.
Altering Roof Structures In Bath
You don't usually need to make a lot of structural alterations to accommodate roof light or skylight windows in your new loft conversion, which makes them relatively easy for Loft Conversions Bath to fit. Some options can be expensive as they require the complex removal and rebuild of the existing roof.
Any new floor joists added as part of your loft conversion will need to offer at least 30 minutes worth of fire protection, which could mean replastering the ceilings in those first floor rooms below. There are a number of fire safety regulations with which you may need to comply.
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Working Under The Permitted Development Rights In Bath, Somerset
If you don't need to alter your roofline and can fit the conversion works inside the existing roof cover then you should be able to do the work under permitted development unless you are in a conservation area. It's important to remember that mansard conversions normally require planning permission.