Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Southampton
A loft conversion is well worth thinking about for your property if you need more space at a low cost. Extensions normally increase the heat load requirement of the house and so the boiler has to be upgraded, whereas a loft conversion may require little extra capacity as the space will be well insulated and can improve the overall energy efficiency of the house. Loft Conversions Southampton can give you the lowdown on planning a loft conversion.
Building Regs For Your Loft Conversion In Southampton, Hampshire
Most loft conversions can surprisingly be carried out without planning permission, but you'll still need to satisfy any relevant building regulations.
A building control surveyor from your local council will inspect your conversion at various stages and will be responsible for issuing a completion certificate upon final inspection. In some cases if the loft conversion has been completed long ago the local authority building control cannot take any enforcement action.
Planning Permission For Your Southampton Loft Conversion
There are set things normally required to satisfy the requirements of the regulations when converting a loft planning permission is not normally required. If you're unsure, or think you might need planning permission, an initial discussion with an expert at Loft Conversions Southampton will be able to confirm this.
One of the biggest things you can do to your house under permitted development is to open up your loft space. With some methods a plate will need to be bolted to the wall using shield anchors or rawlbolts, for new floor joists to hang from.
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Converting your loft space into a living, breathing and functional room that can be a bedroom, bathroom or anything else can be really exciting.