Can anyone advise me? I have just purchased a detached bungalow with an integral garage that I want to convert to a dining/study room. The walls are the same as the rest of the bungalow ie 11" cavity wall with a side window. My question is firstly will I be allowed to do my own conversion? which needs a new wall to replace the garage door to match up with the rest of the bungalow (11" cavity") with a UPVC window (I will probably get a window Co. in for this) and if so how would I raise the floor which is approx 6" lower than the rest of the house which has floating floors to all rooms? and secondly, the ceiling is of a cocrete/asbestos boarding. My surveyor told me the boards didn't need a specialist to remove it but the difficulty lies in disposing of it after. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of them safely? I will be going via Planning & planning control but I need to try to budget as much as I can as I've just retired and on a limited income and i won't bother if it's too expensive.
I would explain to the local council what you are doing,and seek proffesional advice on your suspected asbestos ceiling,the more information you reserch the better.
It can be quite expensive to you if your unsure how to proceed .
you can recieve grants for wall and roof insulation and replacing old lead water pipes etc ,well you used to anyway so always check with council first
they are there to help.
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