Looking for Loft Extensions Hornchurch or Essex?
MB Construction Essex Ltd Tel: 01708 457 957 Loft Extensions Hornchurch, Elm Park, Emerson Park, Gidea Park, Upminster, Cranham, Rise Park, Harold Wood, Collier Row, Chadwell Heath, Romford, West Thurrock & Essex.
MB Construction Essex Ltd, we have a proven track record as a building contractor that completes loft conversions to impeccable standards on time and within budget.
As members of the Federation of Master Builders, and with a team sharing 30 years of trade and industry experience, we undertake every aspect of the design and build. With start-to-finish project management, our clients receive a smooth, efficient service throughout. From our base in Elm Park, Emerson Park, Gidea Park, Upminster, Cranham, Rise Park, Harold Wood, Collier Row, Chadwell Heath, Romford, West Thurrock & Eessex, we create loft rooms in the neighbouring areas of Essex and East London.
To take your first step toward one of our stunning loft conversions, please contact us to schedule an initial consultation with a time-served building contractor.
A Guide to Loft Conversions
Utilising an underused loft can solve various issues, from accommodating a growing family to making a long-term property investment. Below, we’ve provided a brief guide outlining some of the most important aspects to consider before work on our loft rooms begins.
If you’re considering options for loft conversions, you must first clarify the suitability of your home. In our position as your chosen building contractor, we carry out a site survey that takes in the pitch, structure and head height on your loft, as well as an extensive inspection of the roof space to gather measurements. As a general starting point, to accommodate most loft rooms, the existing space must measure at least 2.2m from the top of the ceiling joist to the bottom of the ridge timber.
While all loft conversions in Hornchurch, Elm Park, Emerson Park, Gidea Park, Upminster, Cranham, Rise Park, Harold Wood, Collier Row, Chadwell Heath, Romford, West Thurrock and the surrounding areas require Building Regulations approval, they do not always need planning permission. Our clients only need to apply for permission if they intend to alter or extend the roof space beyond the permitted limits. A common example would be exceeding the volume allowance of 40 cubic metres within a terraced house.
In order to comply with Building Regulations pertaining to fire safety for loft conversions, provisions for an escape route must be taken into account. Providing access via a new staircase usually solves the problem, but it must be placed in an appropriate location. Stairs giving access to and from loft rooms must have at least 1.8m of room to the side and 1.9m of headroom.
Having completed countless loft conversions as a locally trusted building contractor, we swiftly assess any property for suitability before explaining possible options in a clear and easy-to-understand manner.
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