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When you convert your loft you are, of course, going to lose storage space. An easy way to get an idea of whether your loft can be converted is to see whether any similar houses on your street have had loft conversions. Once you've assessed whether you are able to have a loft conversion, it's worth visiting the Loft Conversions Uk page on loft conversion costs, which includes average prices and tips from experts and people who have had a loft conversion on how to keep costs down.
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For many homes, dormer windows can fall into the permitted development quota and so may not require planning permission. You can find out more about whether you'll need planning permission, and any other permissions you might need, by contacting us about building regulations and planning permission.
With energy efficiency standards being increased, loft conversion insulation is more difficult to install than it once was. Insulation is usually placed between floor joists, and this is typically 100mm-thick Rockwool fibre or similar — mainly for its sound-reduction properties.
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When considering a loft conversion you have to be particularly cautious of protected species habituating in the space. Without the roof space for water tanks and plumbing, the heating and hot water system may have to be replaced with a sealed system. New floor joists may be required as part of your loft conversion.
There's not much point in converting the loft space if it means losing an entire room on the first floor so this is worth considering. It's good to discuss your project with a specialist site insurance provider as loft conversion projects can be complex and often include liability assumed under the party wall act 1996.
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You'll have to hire a designer, and as some types of conversion need planning permission approval, you will need to consider design costs and the planning application.