Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Oxford
A loft conversion is well worth thinking about for your property if you need more space at a low cost. Extensions normally increase the heat load requirement of the house and so the boiler has to be upgraded, whereas a loft conversion may require little extra capacity as the space will be well insulated and can improve the overall energy efficiency of the house. There are certain things you need to consider when weighing up whether a loft conversion is the right way to add more space to your property.
Building Regs For Your Loft Conversion In Oxford, Oxfordshire
Most loft conversions can surprisingly be carried out without planning permission, but you'll still need to satisfy any relevant building regulations.
Your building control officer will want to check all the different elements of your loft conversion so be prepared for this. In some cases if the loft conversion has been completed long ago the local authority building control cannot take any enforcement action.
Planning Permission For Your Oxford Loft Conversion
To get planning permission, you can ask an architect or builder to confirm this. If you're unsure, or think you might need planning permission, an initial discussion with an expert at Loft Conversions Oxford will be able to confirm this.
One of the biggest things you can do to your house under permitted development is to open up your loft space. In most Oxford homes, the existing timber joists that form the floor of the loft space (i.e. the ceiling of the rooms below) will not have been designed to support a significant weight.
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Converting your loft space into a living, breathing and functional room that can be a bedroom, bathroom or anything else can be really exciting.