Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Luton
Although it may only be a modest increase, building a loft conversion will add weight to your house and so you'll need to make sure that the structure of the building can take it. You'll need to ensure you have mains powered, interlinked smoke detectors in the hall and landing areas of every floor in your home when converting your loft.
The Various Types Of Loft Conversions In Luton
One type of loft conversion involves one or both slopes of the roof being replaced with a new structure with very steep sloping sides (almost as steep as the walls).
There may be scope for one or two extra bedrooms possibly even with a bathroom or home office depending on how much space you have. Planning on transforming your loft conversion into a home office? You'll find our specialist guide to designing a home office a handy read.
Building Regulations In Luton, Bedfordshire
Many people forget that when converting a loft, you will need building regulations approval. Building regulations apply to loft conversions to ensure that the structural strength of the new floor is sufficient, the stability of the existing structure is not endangered, there are safely designed stairs to the new floor and reasonable sound insulation exists between the conversion and the rooms below.
Homes in listed areas will generally have restricted permitted development rights.
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Loft Conversion Specilialst From Loft Conversions Luton
Most people would recommend that you appoint a specialist loft conversion company. Any preparation for building regulations can be completed by either the designer or loft conversion company you are working with.