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It's no surprise that creating a habitable loft space is a hugely popular investment for many homeowners. 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. Once you've assessed whether you are able to have a loft conversion, it's worth visiting the Loft Conversions Southampton page on loft conversion costs, which includes average prices and tips from experts and people who have had a loft conversion on how to keep costs down.
Need Planning Permission For Loft Conversions Southampton To Complete The Job
Rear dormers can often be inserted into a loft conversion under permitted development rights. 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.
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 made from Rockwool fibre or similar is usually placed between floor joists, mainly for its sound-reduction properties.
Small Roof Space Southampton Conversions
Not sure what to do if your roof isn't't suitable for a loft conversion? Contact Loft Conversions Southampton to discuss solutions. Loft Conversions Southampton 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. New floor joists may be required as part of your loft conversion.
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. Prior to beginning a loft conversion yourself, or bringing in a team of experts to carry out the work, there are a few things you'll need to get your head around.
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For the most part, loft conversions can be considered permitted development (pd), but your design will need to adhere to a number of specified parameters.