By John Coutts(auth.)

Strain on house and alterations in making plans legislations suggest that loft conversions at the moment are on the vanguard within the race to enhance the functionality of Britains growing older housing inventory. because 1990, roof area conversions have elevated united kingdom housing skill through greater than two hundred million sq. toes - a dwelling region reminiscent of a medium-sized urban - with no the lack of a unmarried sq. foot of greenfield land.
Loft Conversions is the definitive technical consultant to the conversion of roof areas in unmarried family members dwellings. It brings jointly a wealth of sensible and regulatory assistance in a sort that's effortless to learn and comprehensively illustrated.
This totally revised and up to date moment variation is meant basically for architects, developers, surveyors and others professionally enthusiastic about the method of loft conversion. The insights it offers also are priceless to self-builders and to owners wishing to accomplish a deeper knowing of what a loft conversion comprises.

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Properly detailed, the mansard is perhaps the most pleasing of the wide loft forms. 2f). As with full-width dormers with masonry flanks (above), this approach is most easily adopted in terraced dwellings, where the existing party wall parapets project above the roof slope. For the sake of appearance, the new flank gable walls are generally raked back to match the pitch angle of the mansard. The mansard slope, which is usually inset from the masonry flanks, is generally clad with slate or tile. Lead, zinc or copper cladding may also be used.

Courtesy South London Lofts Ltd. 38 Loft Conversions In order to preserve unity, particularly in a terrace where other conversions are anticipated or have been carried out already, local planning authorities will generally specify the angle of pitch on highway-facing slopes. Typically, a slope angle of 70° to the horizontal is required. Note that work of this sort always requires planning permission because it alters the shape, height and visibility of the roof. 1j). Projections of this sort were sometimes created intentionally at the time of construction, but are often the result of subsequent extension.

Comments made or advice given by local authorities under these circumstances do not constitute formal approval. Building notice The alternative to making a full plans application is to conduct work under a building notice submitted to the local authority. Note that in the case of loft conversions, local authorities prefer the full plans approach to be used. Less detail is required in a building notice and the information needed is set out in Regulation 13 of the Building Regulations 2010. It includes: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ A description of the building work and the location of the building A 1:1250 scale plan indicating the size, position and curtilage of the building and its relationship with adjoining boundaries Width and position of any street on or within the curtilage of the building Number of storeys Drainage provisions Additional details may be requested.

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