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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. Why not schedule your own loft conversion with Loft Conversions Preston today.
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Rear dormers can often be inserted into a loft conversion under permitted development rights. When it comes to starting the conversion process, it's always worth being proactive so get in contact with your local council or planning officer to find out if you require 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.
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Not sure what to do if your roof isn't't suitable for a loft conversion? Contact Loft Conversions Preston to discuss solutions. Loft Conversions Preston 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. The higher the angle of the roof pitch, the higher the central head height is likely to be, and if dormers are used or the roof is redesigned, the floor area, and potential for comfortable headroom, can be increased.
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.