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112 Questions: Loft Conversions
On average how long will a loft conversion take to complete?
- Ylofty1980 17th Feb, 2011 Loft Conversions
What's the difference between a velux and dormer? Is one better than the other?
- Ysponge_77 17th Feb, 2011 Loft Conversions
I am having the insulation in my loft topped up for free by British Gas. They are putting an extra 8" in on top of the insulation that already sits in the loft and lies just below the joists. I assume that the joists will be covered with the fresh insulation but having totally cleared out my loft I want to board it out properly after British Gas have finished. Can the boarding go on top of the insulation or will the joists need raising?
- Ypolitechap 10th Oct, 2011 Loft Conversions
- Ysleepyhead8 17th Feb, 2011 Loft Conversions
I want to use my loft for storage and to lock my son up there when he wants to practice on his drum kit. As no one will actually living up there will I still require planning permission?
- Ydcollins_96 17th Feb, 2011 Loft Conversions
I'm looking at a conversion that includes a new staircase for access and an on suite in the velux type of conversion
- Yquinreardondavis 14th Mar, 2011 Loft Conversions
- Ysudarsanam 16th Apr, 2011 Loft Conversions
I have recently had my loft insultated (double layer) and i was told that if i wanted to board it (use for basic storage - Christmas deco...) I would also need to raise the joists then board.
I have had the opposite advice from a trusted builder and have been told just to board directly onto of the double insultaion with ply or loft boards using the existing joists.
What is the right way, and why?
- Ymarkgriff1 28th Apr, 2011 Loft Conversions
- Ycoops_68 5th Jan, 2012 Loft Conversions
- Ypaige00 15th Jan, 2012 Loft Conversions
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