How To Do A Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Oxford
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 Oxford 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 Oxford To Work In
There is no doubt what so ever that you will need to gain building regulation approval for your conversion.
The roof structure of your loft can be insulated in different ways. Insulating the floor of your loft conversion can be achieved by a mineral fibre quilt laid between the joists.
Altering Roof Structures In Oxford
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 Oxford to fit. The existing roof of your home will have been designed to keep out the rain and snow and to cope with light loft storage loading.
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. Remember to consider whether your loft conversion project is subject to the Party Wall Act 1996 under which you must give adjoining owners notice.
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Working Under The Permitted Development Rights In Oxford, Oxfordshire
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.