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Thinking of a double height ceiling into the loft

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by SwitchTheElectricsOff, 21 Mar 2018.

  1. SwitchTheElectricsOff

    SwitchTheElectricsOff

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    Hi all

    I have an unused cupboard in the middle of the back of the house (about 2.5m x 2m, used to house an old heater) that is now simply a dumping ground.

    Above it in the loft, is where the water tank used to be, it's now just an empty space.

    What I am considering is to get a local company to put a window in (about 50cm x 1m) letting light in to make it slightly more functional, and then push through the ceiling to make it double height(ish).

    I don't know if this falls in to even being allowed, or if I need to inform regs and so on?

    Any help or pointers will be appreciated
     
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    Why do you want to make a double height room? You could just fit a light tunnel or two.
     
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    We are thinking about that too, the room where it is at the moment is pretty boring, it's a real non-such and thought we'd make it more interesting :whistle:

    We don't know what else to do with it

     
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    I've been eyeing up a similar scheme for my landing, which is totally boxed in and lacks any natural light. My logic is that the attic is so low (chalet bungalow so only 1.2M at the apex, and 0 at the edge of the landing) I'd be able to make a PIR board tunnel relatively easily and then the cross sectional area would be enormous compared to a few sun tunnels, and I expect it'd work out cheaper too.

    The heat loss is probably worse unless you get a fancy triple glazed velux. It's somewhere down the bottom of my list though, so I've not given it any real though.
     
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    I've been looking at building/fire regs and am going to double up on the fire plasterboard throughout the new room which should give me an hour of burn time if ever happens, now decoding on a light tube or window!
     
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