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Tackling a loft conversion project can be one of the most straightforward ways to add valuable new living space to your home. There are four main types of loft conversion roof light, dormer, hip-to-gable and mansard. 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 Harrow To Complete The Job
For many homes, dormer windows can fall into the permitted development quota and so may not require planning permission. When it comes to starting the conversion process, it's always worth being proactive so get in contact with your local council or planning officer to find out if you require planning permission.
Ideally the loft floor space should be sound insulated; preferably with a mineral fibre quilt laid between the joists – the heavier and denser the material the better. Insulation made from Rockwool fibre or similar is usually placed between floor joists, mainly for its sound-reduction properties.
Small Roof Space Harrow Conversions
An inspection of the inside of the roof space by Loft Conversions Harrow will provide information as to its suitability for conversion. Traditional frame type roof structures are often the most suitable type for loft conversions, allowing the space to be opened up relatively easily and inexpensively. In smaller lofts, it is often the case that the floor joists themselves will be used to support the sloping rafters.
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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Gaining planning permission from your local council is just one of the things you need to think about when getting your loft converted.