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The majority of lofts can be converted and will provide you with often the most attractive and largest living space in the house.

Feasibility of Converting a Loft

gentlemanzombie.com There is an easy way to judge whether it is feasible to convert it yourself. If you can stand in your loft directly under the apex or ridge and you have about 7ft 6in from ceiling joist to ridge, then it can be done.
Dormers are installed when you need to create more space in the loft, either for staircase access, more headroom or a double bedroom.
Velux windows can be installed when the roof is of sufficient height to provide a useful space without any need for external extension.
The majority of lofts can be converted and will provide you with often the most attractive and largest living space in the house.
Loft conversions do carry many regulations and permissions with them. They are each unique and much depends upon the condition and structural ability of your existing property.
You will need to gain building regulation approval for your conversion and employ the services of an architect. For each designed load you intend to place on an existing floor, a calculation will need to be made to prove that the floor is capable of withstanding it. You will also have to comply with fire regulations at every point in the construction of your conversion.
Some properties may not require planning permission, provided the loft conversion is the first extension and does not exceed 40 cubic metres on a terraced property and 50 cubic metres on others. This condition only applies when properties are not located in a conservation area.