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If you need extra space in your home on a budget, a loft conversion is well worth considering. An easy way to get an idea of whether your loft can be converted is to see whether any similar houses on your street have had loft conversions. Loft Conversions Sheffield 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.
Need Planning Permission For Loft Conversions Sheffield To Complete The Job
For many homes, dormer windows can fall into the permitted development quota and so may not require planning permission. For many fortunate homeowners, a loft conversion falls under permitted development.
Ideally the loft floor space should be sound insulated; preferably with a mineral fibre quilt laid between the joists – the heavier and denser the material the better. Insulation is usually placed between floor joists, and this is typically 100mm-thick Rockwool fibre or similar — mainly for its sound-reduction properties.
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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. Without the roof space for water tanks and plumbing, the heating and hot water system may have to be replaced with a sealed system. Victorian houses tend to be lower than those built from 1930 onwards, so may not have sufficient head height for a simple loft conversion.
If you're carrying out loft conversion works yourself, you should arrange conversion insurance to cover the new works and the existing structure. It's good 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.