How To Do A Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Kent
The easiest way to gain an idea of whether your loft can be converted is to see whether any similar houses on your street have had loft conversions. Why not talk to the team at Loft Conversions Kent about how to build a loft conversion.
Ensuring A Safe Working Enviroment For Loft Conversions Kent To Work In
Don't forget that any new habitable rooms in your loft will need to be ventilated.
Because emissions are a big concern in today's environment, you will need to provide a high level of insulation to your roof as part of your loft conversion. Introducing timber studwork with mineral fibre insulation will allow Loft Conversions Kent to achieve excellent insulation levels and it can be covered with sound-rated plasterboard.
Altering Roof Structures In Kent
You don't usually need to make a lot of structural alterations to accommodate roof light or skylight windows in your new loft conversion, which makes them relatively easy for Loft Conversions Kent to fit. The existing roof of your home will have been designed to keep out the rain and snow and to cope with light loft storage loading.
The new floor in your home will need at least 30 minutes of fire-protection, which could mean re-plastering the ceilings below it and the loft room will have to be separated by a fire door, either at the top or bottom of the new stairs. There are a number of fire safety regulations with which you may need to comply.
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Working Under The Permitted Development Rights In Kent, United Kingdom
Roof lights and a dormer can be installed under PD, but they most not sit forward of the roof plane on the principal elevation, nor must they be higher than the highest part of the existing roof. Loft Conversions Kent can tell you that where you extend or alter your roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions permission is required.