loft conversaion

  1. DanRobertsB

    Insulating loft which you later plan to convert

    Hi, 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...
  2. P

    Is this asbestos in my loft - Victorian house, London?

    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? Many thanks
  3. H

    Uprating Existing Loft Conversion

    Hi Everybody, 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...
  4. S

    Dormer on a partial loft conversion - How much & which trade?

    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...
  5. R

    RSJ Help

    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...
  6. T

    Loft conversion,

    Hey all. 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...
  7. C

    Hip to gable question

    Hello all.. 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...
  8. M

    Loft Conversion joist question.

    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...
  9. jellybeanmusic

    New stairs - what should I consider?

    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...
  10. Lily_20

    Party wall confusion

    Hi all, 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...