How To Do A Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Bolton
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. Why not talk to the team at Loft Conversions Bolton about how to build a loft conversion in your Bolton home.
Ensuring A Safe Working Enviroment For Loft Conversions Bolton To Work In
If you are altering the roof height or shape (which may be the case if you have to raise it for headroom), you will also need planning permission from your local council.
Your new walls and dormer window structures will need insulating with similar products before they are plaster boarded. Introducing timber studwork with mineral fibre insulation will allow Loft Conversions Bolton to achieve excellent insulation levels and it can be covered with sound-rated plasterboard.
Altering Roof Structures In Bolton
If your loft already has enough space then adding roof lights is a cheap way to convert it into a habitable space. Some options can be expensive as they require the complex removal and rebuild of the existing roof.
Did you know that any new floor joists added as part of your loft conversion will need to offer at least 30 minutes worth of fire protection, which could mean replastering the ceilings in those first floor rooms below. There are a number of fire safety regulations with which you may need to comply.
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Working Under The Permitted Development Rights In Bolton, Greater Manchester
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. When you convert the loft of a house and create a third floor the building regulations will require you to look at the fire precautions a lot more seriously.