I've recently moved into a Victorian terrace which has two loft rooms in the attic.
The attic has original Victorian dormers and after starting to strip out I can see there are original Victorian floorboards up there. However the floor is deflecting in both rooms and is built on joists...
I have a c. 9x8m loft in a 1860 ish Victorian house which I'd like to insulate now*. As you can see from the below, it's barely insulated, but is currently "cold roof" construction.
1) It's possible I may ultimately end up doing a loft conversion (in maybe 5+ years). It'd be preferable...
Hi, I am clearing out old loft insualtion and picking up debris along the way. House is Victorian in borough of London.
Is this old insulation I am rolling up contain asbestos?
And underneath the insulation this crumbling stuff between the loft joists - is this asbestos?
I'm in the planning stages of upgrading an already converted loft (pre-regs, very little insulation etc) so that I can legally class it as a bedroom. I've paid the fee to Building Control and the surveyor has made their initial visit.
I'll be using SuperQuilt for the insulation...
A few years ago, I fully refurbished my house. During that time, whilst ceilings were down, the builder replaced the joists in the attic in preparation for a future loft conversion. Plumbing and electrics were also brought up and a staircase was also fitted.
All of the above was done to meet...
We've been having a Dorma loft conversion done, the build included the need for 5 RSJ's.
One of the main issues we had been facing was freshly plastered ceilings cracking on the 1st floor, which effectively were directly below 3 of the 5 RSJ's.
I decided to rip the ceilings down, I found that...
Live in a 1950 council house and trying to get ideas to start a loft conversion.
The problem is the chimney is in middle of house, and also king post.
I am unsure is the chimney is supporting the Perlins.
It a very confusing loft with the chimney in middle with wall slitting both sides...
I'm researching a loft conversion under permitted development for a semi.
By my calculations a hip to gable and a dormer exceed the 50 cubic m volume allowed.
What I'm trying to find out is whether a hip to half hip (clipped gable, jerkinhead) roof is still allowed under...
I'm currently in the process of converting my loft in to a 4th bedroom. I've replaced the joists with 7x3" C16 spaced 400 apart. The majority of these are supported by a supporting wall running through 3/4 of the middle of the property.
My question is: Can I use two non supporting walls...
I have purchased a house from an Estate. The previous owner has part converted the loft - there is dormer conversion with a bedroom, shower room, and separate landing, however it is only accessible via pull down stairs.
I would like to have proper stairs fitted, but not sure where to start...
We live in a terraced Edwardian house. Neighbours currently have a partially completed loft conversion - has power, water, some insulation. They are having a dormer put in as well as a bathroom.
We are yet to see any plans and they seem to be pretty unsure about what a party wall...