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When you convert your loft you are, of course, going to lose storage space. An easy way to get an idea of whether your loft can be converted is to see whether any similar houses on your street have had loft conversions. If you've spotted any loft conversions along your street and you feel comfortable knocking on some doors, ask your neighbours who they used and how they found them.
Need Planning Permission For Loft Conversions Blackpool To Complete The Job
If at the front of the house dormer windows will require planning permission, which is why you often see roof lights or skylights instead. You can find out more about whether you'll need planning permission, and any other permissions you might need, by contacting us about building regulations and planning permission.
With energy efficiency standards being increased, loft conversion insulation is more difficult to install than it once was. Insulation is usually placed between floor joists, and this is typically 100mm-thick Rockwool fibre or similar — mainly for its sound-reduction properties.
Small Roof Space Blackpool Conversions
If you live in a conservation area, or if, for example, your roof space isn't tall enough, getting planning permission may be more complicated. There are numerous ways of altering roof structures for loft conversions, but they all have one common element – the ceiling joists will almost certainly be inadequate as floor joists. New floor joists may be required as part of your loft conversion.
There's not much point in converting the loft space if it means losing an entire room on the first floor so this is worth considering. It's good to discuss your project with a specialist site insurance provider as loft conversion projects can be complex and often include liability assumed under the party wall act 1996.
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Unless you're happy to pay for loft conversions by skilled draughtsman, it's probably most sensible for you to hire a professional plasterer at this stage, but the job can be done day if you really want to.