Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Hertfordshire
A loft conversion well be less expensive than moving to a bigger house (and moving will always involve costs that cannot be recouped). Have you thought about discussing your project with a specialist site insurance provider? Loft conversion projects can be complex and often include liability assumed under the Party Wall Act 1996. Our guide reveals the 10 key things you need to consider when weighing up whether a loft conversion is the right way to add more space to your property.
Building Regs For Your Loft Conversion In Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Can we get away with doing the above refurbishment without building regs?
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. You're going to need planning permission if you are altering the roof height or shape (which may be the case if you have to raise it for headroom).
Planning Permission For Your Hertfordshire Loft Conversion
Planning permission is just one of the many things that you need to think about when getting your loft converted. If you're unsure, or think you might need planning permission, an initial discussion with an expert at Loft Conversions Hertfordshire will be able to confirm this.
If you decide to create a liveable space where you intend to use the room as a normal part of your house, (this includes spare bedrooms which may be used infrequently) in an existing loft space of a home it is likely to require a range of alterations. In most Hertfordshire homes, the existing timber joists that form the floor of the loft space (i.e. the ceiling of the rooms below) will not have been designed to support a significant weight.
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Average Loft Conversions Hertfordshire Loft Conversion Cost
A loft conversion could add up to £45,000 to the value of your property but it could cost you upwards of £20,000 to add one.