Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Richmond
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 a number or important 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 Richmond, Greater London
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.
If you want to bring your loft conversion up to standard and get that all important completion certificate (which will add value to your house) then invite the local authority building control round. 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 Richmond Loft Conversion
Planning permission is just one of the many things that you need to think about when getting your loft converted. If you're unsure, or think you might need planning permission, an initial discussion with Loft Conversions Richmond should be able to confirm this.
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. As converting loft space is often much more difficult (and expensive) than most people think, it is worth discussing as a household.
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Average Loft Conversions Richmond 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.