Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Cheshire
Although it may only be a modest increase, building a loft conversion will add weight to your house and so you'll need to make sure that the structure of the building can take it. When converting the loft of a semi-detached or terraced property you will need to ensure that the sound resistance of the party wall is upgraded so that sound transmission to your neighbours is reduced.
The Various Types Of Loft Conversions In Cheshire
You will need to hire a designer, and as some types of conversion require planning permission approval, you will need to factor in the design cost as well as the cost of a planning application.
The additional space of your loft conversion can be used as an additional bedroom or two, a study or home office, a separate bathroom or a nursery. Planning on transforming your loft conversion into a home office? Loft Conversions Cheshire will find you a specialist on the subject.
Building Regulations In Cheshire, United Kingdom
The installation of a loft conversion can be a complicated process, which might involve your planning department and will certainly require building regulations sign off. Building regulations apply to loft conversions to ensure that the structural strength of the new floor is sufficient, the stability of the existing structure is not endangered, there are safely designed stairs to the new floor and reasonable sound insulation exists between the conversion and the rooms below.
Did you know that you can extend your roof space by up to 50m3 (or 40 m3 for terraced housing) under permitted development rights.
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Loft Conversion Specilialst From Loft Conversions Cheshire
Though it's possible to attempt a day conversion with expert help for some of the trickier aspects, the large amount of work involved in a loft often results in many people choosing to contract a specialist loft conversion company such as Loft Conversions Cheshire to undertake the task. Any preparation for building regulations can be completed by either the designer or loft conversion company you are working with.