Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Harlow
A loft conversion is well worth thinking about for your property. Careful consideration of your roof structure, heating and insulation is required before deciding to convert your loft. Loft Conversions Harlow can give you the lowdown on planning a loft conversion.
Building Regs For Your Loft Conversion In Harlow, Essex
It's definitely important to know whether you'll need planning permission before you begin - especially as it can take a long time to get approval - and you'll also need to make sure that your conversion meets building regulations.
If you want to bring your loft conversion up to standard and get that all important completion certificate (which will add value to your house) then invite the local authority building control round. 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 Harlow Loft Conversion
To get planning permission, you can ask an architect or builder to confirm this. As a guide, you shouldn't need planning permission if your proposed conversion satisfies a number of conditions.
Some 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. 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 old loft space into a newly living, breathing and functional room that can be a bedroom, bathroom or anything else can be brilliant.