Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Blackpool
A loft conversion is well worth thinking about for your property. Careful consideration of your roof structure, heating and insulation is required before deciding to convert your loft. Our guide reveals the 10 key 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 Blackpool, Lancashire
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.
A building control surveyor from your local council will inspect your conversion at various stages and will be responsible for issuing a completion certificate upon final inspection. Did you know that you can ask your joiner or builder to send building control a copy of the design.
Planning Permission For Your Blackpool Loft Conversion
A loft conversion for your property is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to limits and conditions. If you don't want a design that will require planning permission, opt for roof lights or skylights.
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. With some methods a plate will need to be bolted to the wall using shield anchors or rawlbolts, for new floor joists to hang from.
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Average Loft Conversions Blackpool Loft Conversion Cost
Average dormer loft conversions with a double bedroom and en suite costs about £35,000 – £45,000.