Building regulations 2000 are the standards set in law to which a loft conversion must be adhere to. These are checked and signed off by an approved building inspector who visits the site to check the works against the drawings and structural calculations previously submitted. Building regulations encompass electrical certification, insulation, structural calculations, plumbing, fire regulations and ventilation.
Drawings and structural calculations are prepared by a qualified and experienced structural engineer to ensure the structural integrity of your building is maintained and the loft conversion is completely safe. Your loft space was not originally designed for living, so a structural engineer is required to work out the correct steels, flooring, roof supports, walls, stairs so the space can be maximised for living space. Our structural engineers have done thousands of conversions so are very experienced in the process.
Fire safety is very important in loft conversions as you are now introducing a new floor to inhabit in your home. The materials used and the correct fixing of fire doors, fire detection such as smoke alarms, and means of escape are all important considerations in a loft conversion.
We use floor insulation which is also fire proof, the wall and roof insulation has heat retention and heat reflective properties. The insulation will be correctly fitted and is checked by the building inspector.
The roof and slopes need adequate ventilation to prevent condensation. Our roofs are ventilated according to building regulation requirements.
The NICEIC qualified electrician will supply and fit the electrical installation to comply with current regulations and a certificate is provided to be presented to the building inspector.