How To Do A Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions London
Loft Conversions London can tell you that internal loft conversions are usually the cheapest and require minimum building intervention. Loft Conversions London are here to tell you the key things you need to consider when weighing up whether a loft conversion is the right way to add more space to your property.
Ensuring A Safe Working Enviroment For Loft Conversions London To Work In
There is no doubt what so ever that you will need to gain building regulation approval for your conversion.
Your new walls and dormer window structures will need insulating with similar products before they are plaster boarded. If you are worried about noise from your neighbours, use a heavier, denser sound insulation quilt.
Altering Roof Structures In London
There are range for different 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. Unless your roof has a breathable felt you will need to leave a void above the installed insulation and ensure that you have effective roof ventilation to prevent the build-up of condensation in your home.
Did you know that any new floor joists added as part of your loft conversion will need to offer at least 30 minutes worth of fire protection, which could mean replastering the ceilings in those first floor rooms below. Remember that it is often necessary to insulate party walls — both against heat loss and noise.
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Working Under The Permitted Development Rights In London, Greater London
In most cases, loft conversions in London tend to be considered permitted development (pd), but your design will need to adhere to a number of specified parameters. Normally because of relaxed building laws, you don't need planning permission for a loft conversion, but the work will need approving.