loft conversion

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    Flat Roofing Covering

    Hello I have recently recovered a flat roof dormer with Sika Sarnafil here is my video covering the project has anyone else used this product before ? Loft Dormer Flat Roofing Don’t Worry We Are Professionals Sorry about the title couldn’t think of anything
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    Chimney breast removal/loft conversion

    Chimney breast/loft conversion We have a 1930s semi in London, UK and are looking to do a loft conversion. If possible we want to remove the chimney breast in the loft space to provide greater width to the new master bedroom. We have received these plans from the structural engineer...
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    How to tell if loft joists are strong enough?

    Hello, I'm just wondering how to tell if the joists in your loft are strong enough, whether just for storage or to use as a regular room? I'm partly asking because we would like to eventually board the loft void above the rear part of our Edwardian house to use for storage, after insulating...
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    How to prevent filled plasterboard ceiling screws popping again (Ed.)

    I'm not sure how to describe this quickly (sorry): We had a lot conversion done. After a time (quite a long time - don't remember how long exactly) a number of holes popped out - where the plaster board was screwed into the rafters. I assumed this was fairly 'normal' settling of the new...
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    Loft conversion gable wall construction type

    Hi, We got a company to do a hip-to-gable loft conversion on our end of terrace house. We have an option of 3 types of gable wall finish/construction 1. timber construction with render - not sure how this works typically. Is it a board that is attached to timber structure that the render is...
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    9m loft conversion

    Hi all, I am planning to do a loft conversion dimensions are 9m gable to gable and 7m wall plate to wall plate. I got a quote for just under 14k for telebeams. Looks a good system. But it is costly. I am wondering if steel spanning gable to gable will be cost effective or if the size of the...
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    Wood vs. Steel for Dormer Loft Conversions: A Debate with My Architect

    Hi everyone, I'm seeking advice regarding a dispute I'm having with my architect. I enlisted their services to create a plan for a dormer loft conversion on my 2-bedroom house. The project was divided into two stages: designing the rooms and roof, which went smoothly, and producing the...
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    Pitched to flat roof ridge ventilation - how to do it?

    Hi all, Really hoping you can help with a problem with the roof of my newly converted loft. I had a torrid time with the build (over budget, overran, had to do loads myself) but it has been generally finished and has been signed off by building control. The loft conversion is a full width flat...
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    Plasterboard Loft Room

    Hi all, I'm in the process of refurbishing my loft conversion which is really dated (no idea when it was built). I've removed the existing plasterboard walls and ceilings, removed the mineral wool insulation (in some areas there was barely any), and stripped it back to the exposed rafters...
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    How much weight can my loft bear?

    Hi All, I would like do to a semi-conversion of my loft to use it as an office space/man cave (tv, desk, etc.) and to store some boxes, and as any house owner does sooner or later, I worry that the ceiling will sooner or later come down for the weight (or worst, I will come down with the...
  11. OneLastHouse

    80s vented system options

    I just moved in a 4 bed 3 bath 80s built house which doesn't look like anything has been done to it since it was built. I have been reading about heating systems and think I have a vented system with regular boiler. There are 2 tanks in the loft which look like a large cold and small header. The...
  12. Carlymo

    Loft Conversation and Ventilation Listed House

    I'm looking to convert our loft in our grade II listed property. My main concerns are around maintaining ventilation and finding an insulation solution. The loft floor has already been boarded up using loft boards, and they have used 100 mm of wool insulation beneath. There is not enough head...
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    Loft conversion flitch beams/floor joists

    Hello, hoping someone can help please. I saw on another forum (old thread therefore not getting a response) about the following regarding floor joists in a loft conversion - “I gain 4 inches of head height by using the existing 4 inch floor joists (instead of new 8 inch joists as is the normal...
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    What would constitute 'implementing' planing permission for loft conversion

    Hello, We've planing permision for a loft conversion and extension. It's complicated by the fact we are not clear that we want the extension part (or at least all of ir) (lose to much outside space) and that we are not happy with the proposed floor plan. (the plans came with the house, we...
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    Chimney stack removed, purlin struts on joists? What's going on?

    Hi there, Link to images https://imgur.com/a/HTqoKSX We are looking at a terrace house that has had 6 walls removed across the first and second floor as well as a chimney stack removed. All building regs have been approved but I can't work out what's going on here. I assume the purlin used to...
  16. mariogg

    Dormer cheek flashing into party wall

    Hi all I’m in the process of a DIY loft conversion and don’t seem to find any information regarding the flashing of a dormer cheek against a party/brick wall. please see photos attached, there will be hung plain 10x6 tiles on the dormer cheek, and the slates below the capping stones as shown...
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    Loft conversion questions

    Hello, sorry if this isn’t the right place, it’s my first time posting. I have a couple of question, both things I’m a little uneasy about. I have a builder working on a loft conversion and it has a large steal going across the ridge, my concern is it looks like that steal is only supported on...
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    Is this a water vapor/condensation risk? Dwarf wall void in loft.

    Hi, I have been slowly upgrading a converted loft in my victorian semi. A couple of years ago I replaced the insulation in the rafters with PIR board. 100mm in between the rafters, 25mm underneath the rafter. 50mm gap between insulation in the rafters and batten for ventilation. At the...
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    Raising a floor level

    We have an existing loft conversion to our bungalow, which fairly typically includes a steel towards the rear of the house buried in the floor (where the dormers are), and another towards the front of the house which sits 90mm higher (into the eaves, so no reason to notch all the original...
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    Tube heater in loft conversion

    Hello, we are purchasing a house with a dorma loft conversion. It looks to have been done to a high standard and very well insulated. However, the central heating has not been extended into the converted loft. I suspect because the boiler is located in the basement. We don’t want to use as an...
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