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If you need extra space in your home on a budget, a loft conversion is well worth considering. Purpose-built staircases are around 10 times the cost of standard (off-the-shelf) designs, so bear this in mind when you're planning your loft conversion. Our experts can tell you how the roof space of a bungalow can be converted to provide two bedrooms and a shower room or whatever else you may need.
Need Planning Permission For Loft Conversions Exeter To Complete The Job
You'll need to assess your current loft space potential, secure planning permission and other consents, spend time getting the design right and appoint the best partners for your project. 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.
With energy efficiency standards being increased, loft conversion insulation is more difficult to install than it once was. Insulation is usually placed between floor joists, and this is typically 100mm-thick Rockwool fibre or similar — mainly for its sound-reduction properties.
Small Roof Space Exeter Conversions
Depending on the roof structure / planning constraints, your option may be limited when it comes to loft conversion but speak to our team today to find the right solution for your home. A mansard type roof will offer maximum conversion space because it projects the maximum available head height, thus giving a greater usable floor area. The major problems when it comes to a complex loft conversion are the potentially high cost and getting planning permission approval.
Your loft conversion drawings for building control should indicate that existing doors on the stairway (ground and first floor) will be replaced with fire-resistant doors. Before discussing how to build a loft conversion and moving into the territory of planning permission and building regulations, it's important to note that a loft conversion is difficult to complete alone.
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Unless you're happy to pay for loft conversions by skilled draughtsman, it's probably most sensible for you to hire a professional plasterer at this stage, but the job can be done day if you really want to.