How To Do A Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Brighton
A mansard type loft will give the maximum conversion roof space because of how it projects the maximum available head height, thus giving a greater usable floor area. Loft Conversions Brighton will 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 Brighton To Work In
There is no doubt what so ever that you will need to gain building regulation approval for your conversion.
Because emissions are a big concern in today's environment, you will need to provide a high level of insulation to your roof as part of your loft conversion. If you are worried about noise from your neighbours use the heavier, denser sound insulation quilt and not the lighter thermal insulation material, which is of no help here.
Altering Roof Structures In Brighton
Without the roof space free for water tanks and plumbing, the heating and hot water system in your home may have to be replaced with a sealed system. Unless your roof has a breathable felt you will need to leave a void above the installed insulation and ensure that you have effective roof ventilation to prevent the build-up of condensation in your home.
The new floor in your home will need at least 30 minutes of fire-protection, which could mean re-plastering the ceilings below it and the loft room will have to be separated by a fire door, either at the top or bottom of the new stairs. You will have to comply with the fire regulations at every point in the construction of your loft conversion.
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Working Under The Permitted Development Rights In Brighton, East Sussex
Did you know that you can extend your roof space by up to 50m3 (or 40 m3 for terraced housing) under permitted development rights. Normally because of relaxed building laws, you don't need planning permission for a loft conversion, but the work will need approving.