Converting a Truss Roof Attic

Postby Low Pressure » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:59 pm

Hi all

I have recently bought a house which unfortunately was buit with a truss roof.

If I want to convert my attic, can someone give me advice or the benefit of their experience of doing this.

Will I need a structural engineer to do the design or will an architect do this ?

I intend to do all the work except the roof conversion and floor installation myself to keep costs down.

Thank you for any advice or insight you can give me.

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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:32 pm

Low Pressure,
Find yourself an architectural technician, you don't need an architect to draw up a loft conversion. Ask your local BC department if they have any contacts in the business - they may say no. Otherwise have a look on line at recent planning applications and you should be able to find one that way.
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Postby michaelbailey » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:55 pm

loft conversions do not require planning permission. do not under any circumstances cut into the trusses you don't mention what type of property semi terraced or detached . I have designed and d done many loft conversions a little more info would help
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