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28 July 2015
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 Loft Conversion Manual Loft Conversion Manual

The step-by-step guide to designing, building and managing a loft project.

by lan Alistair Rock


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Loft conversions have never been more popular. Creating a room in your roof is one of the best ways of adding extra living space to your home and significantly boosting its value.

Loft ConversionLoft space can often be converted to add a valuable extra bedroom. Photo: Charles Grosvenor

But how can you tell if your property is suitable for the major structural alterations that are required? And what exactly does the job involve? Whether you plan to appoint a specialist loft firm, or tackle some of the works yourself,
Roof structure explained
Illustrations give clear-cut explanations
the Loft Conversion Manual gives you a step-by-step guide showing how to manage the project and minimise disruption.

From planning and designing room layouts through to snagging and completion, each chapter is devoted to a key stage of the build, explained in plain English and backed up with hundreds of colour photos showing real loft projects as they progress.

The Loft Conversion Manual includes authoritative input from Local Authority Building Control, explaining in detail how to comply with current regulations.
  • How to design your loft room
  • Does it need planning consent?
  • How to select the right contractors
  • Making structural alterations
  • Building dormers and installing roof windows
  • Scheduling the works to minimise disturbance
  • How to avoid cost overruns and delays
  • Saving money by employing specialist trades
  • Step-by-step roof window installation
  • Step-by-step insulation photo feature
Author: lan Alistair Rock is an experienced chartered surveyor and freelance writer who has contributed articles to The Observer, Move or Improve magazine and numerous other publications, lan designed one of the loft conversion projects featured in this book. He is director of a chartered surveying consultancy and a well-known speaker at property conferences around the country.
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