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It's no surprise that creating a habitable loft space is a hugely popular investment for many homeowners. Stairs are invariably tricky to design on loft conversion projects, as space for them is tight, but Loft Conversions Kent can help create the right solution for you. Loft Conversions Kent think there are key things you need to consider when weighing up whether a loft conversion is the right way to add more space to your property.
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If at the front of the house dormer windows will require planning permission, which is why you often see roof lights or skylights instead. You can find out more about whether you'll need planning permission, and any other permissions you might need, by contacting us about building regulations and planning permission.
Your new floor will also need soundproofing, and this is easily achieved by laying a mineral fibre quilt between the joists. During a loft conversion, insulation made from Rockwool fibre or similar is usually placed between floor joists, mainly for its sound-reduction properties.
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Not sure what to do if your roof isn't't suitable for a loft conversion? Contact Loft Conversions Kent to discuss solutions. Loft Conversions Kent can tell you that trussed 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. Victorian houses tend to be lower than those built from 1930 onwards, so may not have sufficient head height for a simple loft conversion.
For ease you can ask your joiner or builder to send building control a copy of the design. It's sensible to discuss your project with a specialist site insurance provider as loft conversion projects can be complex and often include liability assumed under the party wall act 1996.
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You'll have to hire a designer, and as some types of conversion need planning permission approval, you will need to consider design costs and the planning application.