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It's no surprise that creating a habitable loft space is a hugely popular investment for many homeowners. An easy way to get an idea of whether your loft can be converted is to see whether any similar houses on your street have had loft conversions. Our experts can tell you how the roof space of a bungalow can be converted to provide two bedrooms and a shower room or whatever else you may need.
Need Planning Permission For Loft Conversions Coventry To Complete The Job
Rear dormers can often be inserted into a loft conversion under permitted development rights. You can find out more about whether you'll need planning permission, and any other permissions you might need, by contacting us about building regulations and planning permission.
The loft floor space should be sound insulated; preferably with a mineral fibre quilt laid between the joists – the heavier and denser the material the better. Insulation is usually placed between floor joists, and this is typically 100mm-thick Rockwool fibre or similar — mainly for its sound-reduction properties.
Small Roof Space Coventry Conversions
If you live in a conservation area, or if, for example, your roof space isn't tall enough, getting planning permission may be more complicated. Loft Conversions Coventry can tell you that trussed roofs require greater structural input, normally involving the insertion of steel beams between load bearing walls for the new floor joists to hang on and the rafter section to be supported on — together with a steel beam at the ridge. New floor joists may be required as part of your loft conversion.
Your loft conversion drawings for building control should indicate that existing doors on the stairway (ground and first floor) will be replaced with fire-resistant doors. It's good to discuss your project with a specialist site insurance provider as loft conversion projects can be complex and often include liability assumed under the party wall act 1996.
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For the most part, loft conversions can be considered permitted development (pd), but your design will need to adhere to a number of specified parameters.