How we can help you with your Loft Conversion in Birmingham
Successful loft conversions are all about the efficient use of space and can be a really constructive way of extending your home if done correctly.
Many of the planning factors mentioned in “how can we help with home extensions in Birmingham” are also relevant to loft conversions in Birmingham. However other Building Regulation issues may need to be considered, take a look at Planning Points Loft Conversion planning permission guide. Almost all of the time fire compartmentation becomes a significant issue. It is probable that internal doors will need to be upgraded to achieve a fire rating. Want open plan? Then we will organise the design and installation of a fire suppression system to comply with the relevant approved documents.
Approved document A covers structural safety, this can be complex with a loft conversion. Often structural members will be in the way and a solution will have to be designed to allow the removal of these members.
This roof truss was in the way of a class room extension we did in a local school. The illustration shows the steel portal frame that we had designed and then fitted. Once all of the loads had been transferred, we were able to remove the truss from the centre. This is shown in the second illustration.
How we can help with your Home Extension in Birmingham.
We can help you to work out exactly what it is you want, and how best to go about it. We have extensive knowledge and experience of building house extensions in Birmingham. We can help you work out whether your project requires planning permission (Extensions Planning Portal) or whether it will fall within the auspices of the General Building Order (GDO) here is more information on the government planning portal, which outlines your permitted development rights. If your project requires planning permission, we can recommend architects that we work with to draw the plans and to help you through this process. Whether the work requires a planning application or not, you may need to submit a Building Regulations application. We may do this work for you or you may prefer to use an architect.