How To Do A Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Sheffield
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 Sheffield about how to build a loft conversion in your Sheffield home.
Ensuring A Safe Working Enviroment For Loft Conversions Sheffield To Work In
There is no doubt what so ever that you will need to gain building regulation approval for your conversion.
Your new floor needs soundproofing, and this is easily achieved by laying a mineral fibre quilt between the joists. In a Loft Conversions Sheffield conversion, the internal partition walls use a 100mm quilt that will provide sound insulation.
Altering Roof Structures In Sheffield
If your loft already has enough space then adding roof lights is a cheap way to convert it into a habitable space. Unless your roof has a breathable felt you will need to leave a void above the installed insulation and ensure that you have effective roof ventilation to prevent the build-up of condensation in your home.
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. Remember that it is often necessary to insulate party walls — both against heat loss and noise.
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Working Under The Permitted Development Rights In Sheffield, South Yorkshire
If you don't need to alter your roofline and can fit the conversion works inside the existing roof cover then you should be able to do the work under permitted development unless you are in a conservation area. When you convert the loft of a house and create a third floor the building regulations will require you to look at the fire precautions a lot more seriously.