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How To Do A Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Barnet

A mansard type loft will give the maximum conversion roof space because of how it projects the maximum available head height, thus giving a greater usable floor area. Following a loft conversion, you can really think about what you want to do with the additional space.

Ensuring A Safe Working Enviroment For Loft Conversions Barnet To Work In

Don't forget that any new habitable rooms in your loft will need to be ventilated.

Because emissions are a big concern in today's environment, you will need to provide a high level of insulation to your roof as part of your loft conversion. In a Loft Conversions Barnet conversion, the internal partition walls use a 100mm quilt that will provide sound insulation.

Altering Roof Structures In Barnet

There are range for different ways of altering roof structures for loft conversions, but they all have one common element – the ceiling joists will almost certainly be inadequate as floor joists. Unless your roof has a breathable felt you will need to leave a void above the installed insulation and ensure that you have effective roof ventilation to prevent the build-up of condensation in your home.

Wherever the stairs for your loft are installed, it should be designed in accordance with fire precautions and building regulations in mind. You will have to comply with the fire regulations at every point in the construction of your loft conversion.

Working Under The Permitted Development Rights In Barnet, Greater London

Did you know that you can extend your roof space by up to 50m3 (or 40 m3 for terraced housing) under permitted development rights. Loft Conversions Barnet can tell you that where you extend or alter your roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions permission is required.

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