Loft Conversion - How To build one.
Most loft conversions follow the same basic elements being, structural improvements and
alterations, installation of new natural lighting in the form of roof lights or dormer windows, installation of the
new stair access route, installing new insulations and new internal linings, installing fire prevention measures
and maintaining a good means of escape.
Additional elements that could be included within a ‘how to build a loft conversion’ article could also include
new waste drainage (above and below ground), new domestic hot and cold water, new bathroom or shower room suite,
new heating and even a new boiler.
Detailing and describing exactly what will be required for each element of how to build a loft conversion will
normally be unique to each property and the homeowners requirements which will be drawn and scheduled by the loft
conversion designer or architect.
Giving the house owner too much information here would probably be too generic to be of any real use and like
most building methods there are lots of ways, materials and systems to achieve compliance for a loft conversion
under the Building Regulations. It may also risk the homeowner attempting a DIY loft conversion themselves that is
to be avoided in my opinion.