A loft conversion can be a really effective tool to use to add more value to your home, not to mention space and another room to enjoy. However some can shy away from doing work to their homes for fear of not knowing how to comply with certain rules.
Here at Loftplan we’re specialists – we only do loft conversions, so our highly trained team are focussed on one area of the building trade, making us widely seen as experts. We thought we’d take some time out to bust a few myths surrounding loft conversions and share with you how easy and rewarding it can be.
WC’s are allowed anywhere
It used to be the case that the toilet had to be separated from other rooms by a ventilated lobby (for hygiene reasons). However, the building regulations on this have been relaxed slightly – as long as the WC has ventilation and a sink. This means that if a bathroom is something you’d like to incorporate into your loft extension, you can now do so relatively easy.
There is no ratio to room type that you have to stick to
Your loft conversion is just that – yours. For instance, there is no legal requirement to have more than one bathroom depending on the number of bedrooms your home has (unless you are renting it out to over 5 people!) However, balancing your home is always a good idea. Sometimes it may be beneficial for you to add an en-suite bathroom if size restraints don’t let you stretch to a full bathroom.
There is no legal minimum ceiling height
Although the legal minimum ceiling height has now been removed from the Building Regulations, there is still a practical minimum height and this is worth thinking about when considering your loft conversion. Ideally, lofts should have a minimum floor to ceiling height of 2.1 meters throughout, and in any room where the ceiling slopes, at least 50% of the floor space should have this minimum height too.
No matter how you envisage your loft extension, Loftplan can help you every step of the way. Let’s bust these myths together – contact us today for more details. Also be sure to have a look at our Loftplan Reviews site where you can read for yourself how happy our customers are with their loft conversions.
Established in 1990, Loftplan have been successfully bringing lofts to life for 25 years, and are the leading loft conversions specialist in the south of England.
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