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If you're thinking about building a loft conversion in Sussex, then Loft Conversions Sussex are here for you. There are four main types of loft conversion roof light, dormer, hip-to-gable and mansard. If you've spotted any loft conversions along your street and you feel comfortable knocking on some doors, ask your neighbours who they used and how they found them.
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If at the front of the house dormer windows will require planning permission, which is why you often see roof lights or skylights instead. It's always worth being proactive so get in contact with your local council or planning officer to find out if you require planning permission.
Your new floor will also need soundproofing, and this is easily achieved by laying a mineral fibre quilt between the joists. Insulating the floor of your loft can be achieved by a mineral fibre quilt laid between the joists.
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If you live in a conservation area, or if, for example, your roof space isn't tall enough, getting planning permission may be more complicated. There are numerous ways of altering roof structures for loft conversions, but they all have one common element – the ceiling joists will almost certainly be inadequate as floor joists. In smaller lofts, it is often the case that the floor joists themselves will be used to support the sloping rafters.
Building a loft conversion will add weight to your house and so you'll need to make sure that the structure of the building can take it. It's sensible to discuss your project with a specialist site insurance provider as loft conversion projects can be complex and often include liability assumed under the party wall act 1996.
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Unless you're happy to pay for loft conversions by skilled draughtsman, it's probably most sensible for you to hire a professional plasterer at this stage, but the job can be done day if you really want to.