Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Colchester
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 certain 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 Colchester, Essex
If you're going to lay flooring boards over the existing joists in the loft space, then this may require a building regulations application to building control.
When it comes to meeting regulations with your loft conversion, your building control inspector will specify exactly what you require. 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 Colchester Loft Conversion
To get planning permission, you can ask an architect or builder to confirm this. As a guide, you shouldn't need planning permission if your proposed conversion satisfies a number of conditions.
If you decide to create a liveable space where you intend to use the room as a normal part of your house, (this includes spare bedrooms which may be used infrequently) in an existing loft space of a home it is likely to require a range of alterations. In some designs new floor joists are fitted and slightly raised above the ceiling plasterboard to avoid contact with it.
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Average Loft Conversions Colchester 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.