bed decks in loft space building regulations


Postby lucinia » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:20 am

Hi

I have a 1950's detached with a low loft not suitable for conversion. However, I would like to put bed decks in the space to free more floorspace in the bedrooms. I can't find any info on building regulations for this and don't know where to start.

Can you help please?

Many thanks
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:47 pm

[quote="lucinia"]Hi

I have a 1950's detached with a low loft not suitable for conversion. However, I would like to put bed decks in the space to free more floorspace in the bedrooms. I can't find any info on building regulations for this and don't know where to start.

Can you help please?

Many thanks[/quote]
Start with calling an architect for advise first.He/she will have to submit plans to the local council if you plan to convert the loft anyway.
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Postby xavi99 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:21 pm

It comes under galleries in Approved Document B Vol1 of the bg regs, (page 21).

Max 7m travel distance from furthest part of gallery, and then 3m from base of stair to door.

You will need to make a structural alteration to support the gallery floor which in my opinion will probably make the scheme not viable finacially becasue essentially you are creating a new floor which has to be supported some how. Ceiling joists to the loft are not generally strong enough unless you are lucky.

If you are going to do this then you just aswell investiagte the possibility of installing a loft room albeit with the addition of a dormer raising the ridge height. There are no minimum height restrictions for rooms only a requirement for 2m over the stair and the landing.

hth

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