Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Watford
A loft conversion can add a significant amount of money to the overall value of a property. When converting the loft of a bungalow you need to ensure you have mains powered interlinked smoke detection at ground and first floor level and that all habitable rooms at first floor level have an escape window.
The Various Types Of Loft Conversions In Watford
You will need to hire a designer, and as some types of conversion require planning permission approval, you will need to factor in the design cost as well as the cost of a planning application.
The additional space of your loft conversion can be used as an additional bedroom or two, a study or home office, a separate bathroom or a nursery. Planning on transforming your loft conversion into a home office? You'll find our specialist guide to designing a home office a handy read.
Building Regulations In Watford, Hertfordshire
A lot of people forget that when converting a loft, you will need building regulations approval. Building regulations apply to loft conversions to ensure that the structural strength of the new floor is sufficient, the stability of the existing structure is not endangered, there are safely designed stairs to the new floor and reasonable sound insulation exists between the conversion and the rooms below.
Did you know that you can extend your roof space by up to 50m3 (or 40 m3 for terraced housing) under permitted development rights.
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Loft Conversion Specilialst From Loft Conversions Watford
Most people would recommend that you appoint a specialist loft conversion company. You could ask neighbours, friends or search online to find a trusted architect, loft conversion company or experienced builder for your project.