Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Warrington
A loft conversion well be less expensive than moving to a bigger house (and moving will always involve costs that cannot be recouped). If you have designs on loft conversion works and are managing the project yourself you should arrange conversion insurance to cover the new works and the existing structure. There are a number or important things you should 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 Warrington, Cheshire
If you plan to make your loft space more accessible by installing a staircase to it and improving it by boarding it out and lining the walls and rafters, more extensive work is likely to be required and the building regulations are likely to apply.
You may be thinking, 'can we get away with doing the above refurbishment without building regs?'Remember that existing doors on the stairway (ground and first floor) should be replaced with fire-resistant doors and this should be indicated on your loft conversion drawings for building control.
Planning Permission For Your Warrington Loft Conversion
If you plan on expanding beyond the conditions of pd, or your property is listed or located in a conversation area, then you will need to apply for planning permission. If you're unsure, or think you might need planning permission, an initial discussion with Loft Conversions Warrington should be able to confirm this.
Some 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. Consider that there's not much point in converting the loft space if it means losing an entire room on the first floor.
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Average Loft Conversions Warrington Loft Conversion Cost
A loft conversion could add up to £45,000 to the value of your property but it could cost you upwards of £20,000 to add one.