loft conversion

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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...
  3. 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...
  8. robodelfy

    Do I need fire doors on every room if I have a loft conversion?

    Hi I have a room in the roof loft conversion in a mid terraced house in Bristol. It's all been done to regs about 20 years ago. I am renovating now, and need to change all the internal doors. I have read that if I do this then I may need fire doors as the rules have changed. I'm a bit confused...
  9. Louis1104

    Purlin Position

    Im in a chalet bungalow, there’s currently two bedrooms upstairs but on the side of the bedrooms there’s a fairly large loft space which I’m looking to put in an en-suite bathroom. My only issue is I’m currently facing is the purlin and the supports coming off it. Could the rafters be doubled...
  10. Han80

    Should I bother with my loft?

    Hi all I'm new to this forum and am looking for some advice regarding my loft. I live in a 1930s semi-detached with a hip roof and wasn't sure how to describe the truss layout, so I drew a dodgy diagram! The plan is to convert the loft properly at a later date, with a hip-to-gable (if...
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    roof cross beams in loft space.

    Hi guys I'm boarding out my loft with new supporting floor, I just wondered if anyone knows if there is anything I can do about moving or removing the cross beams in the roof (or find a way to work with them). I had assumed not but just thought I ask in case anyone had any ideas. I can't do a...
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    50m3 Calcs under permitted development

    Hi, I would appreciate some advice. we are currently in the middle of a 2 story extension which includes extending the original loft space. This has been through planning permission and was granted. we have now decided that whilst the gable wall is down we are going to convert the entire...
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    ILL advised from the council -> (unintentional) unlawful dormer loft conversion in conservation area

    Hi Everyone, I bought a victorian terraced house in London back in 2018. Keen on doing some upgrades/improvements, I booked a planning application consultation with Croydon Council. In the conversation with the "Senior Planning Officer" I asked questions about "squaring off" the roof doing...
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    Building regs and insulation loft conversion

    Im in the planning stage of a loft conversion. I cant seem to find the requirements for insulating the party wall. I contacted local building control and they said check part L and ask the insulation supplier. Not very helpful at planning stage! Im after a real life recommendation. What is the...
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    First Fix plumbing after chipboard installed on loft conversion. Is this the normal?

    My builder wants to install chipboards on the loft conversion to have a solid working platform before plumber first fix. My question is how the plumber will be able to run the pipe through the joist without removing the chipboard? Does not sound ideal for me as the plumber will need to bring...
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    Gable wall in timber frame and render on external side. Advise on materials to use

    I have to convert my roof from hip to gable and builder advise to make the wall in timber instead of block work as this would be lighter and avoid issue of sticking the insulated plasterboard on the internal side which is very expensive. I came across this detail which was discussed many years...
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    Loft conversion with hip to gable wall and new dormer. Building reg where to get info

    I`m drawings up some drawings for building reg but struggling to get info on what building regulation accept or advise. I may miss some point but on planning portal they do not specify a single element. is there any guide or something to use a reference point? Thanks
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    Confused if loft conversion comes under permitted development

    We're close to deciding to go for a dormer loft conversion but as our house is side on and the conversion comes up to the principal elevation were not sure if this under permitted development? One side a large dormer will span the majority of the roof and on the other side a much smaller...
  19. Oceans247

    Which trades are required for a loft conversion + chimney breast removal?

    Hi there, I am doing a loft conversion on a terraced house. Both neighbours have already done loft conversions (unfortunately). I say unfortunately as I believe this just makes my loft conversion slightly more complicated with regards to waterproofing and joining to their structures. Nither...
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    Supporting loft conversion landing - what would you do?

    Evening folk, I was wondering if you helpful lot could give some suggestions on how to frame the new floor landing of a loft conversion. Basically I'm having a double dormer loft conversion which is set over two levels. They are accessed by a dog leg staircase, the first flight of which...
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