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How To Do A Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Cambridge

The most popular type of loft conversion in Cambridge is the L-shaped conversion which tends to work best for owners of Victorian terraced houses and properties or those of a similar style. Why not talk to the team at Loft Conversions Cambridge about how to build a loft conversion in your Cambridge home.

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

If you are altering the roof height or shape (which may be the case if you have to raise it for headroom), you will also need planning permission from your local council.

The roof structure of your loft can be insulated in different ways. Introducing timber studwork with mineral fibre insulation will allow Loft Conversions Cambridge to achieve excellent insulation levels and it can be covered with sound-rated plasterboard.

Altering Roof Structures In Cambridge

If your loft already has enough space then adding roof lights is a cheap way to convert it into a habitable space. The existing roof of your home will have been designed to keep out the rain and snow and to cope with light loft storage loading.

Did you know that any new floor joists added as part of your loft conversion will need to offer at least 30 minutes worth of fire protection, which could mean replastering the ceilings in those first floor rooms below. Remember to consider whether your loft conversion project is subject to the Party Wall Act 1996 under which you must give adjoining owners notice.

Working Under The Permitted Development Rights In Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

In most cases, loft conversions in Cambridge tend to be considered permitted development (pd), but your design will need to adhere to a number of specified parameters. When you convert the loft of a house and create a third floor the building regulations will require you to look at the fire precautions a lot more seriously.

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