Loft conversion in Victorian house


Postby Edpaterson » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:59 pm

Hi,

I live in a Victorian terrace house in Aberdeen, Scotland. My query regards the loft space in the house which must have been converted around 50years ago with a fixed winder staircase, plaster and lath applied to the rafters and a small dormer type window. My question is whether your readers would consider this a habitable room. If so, can I go ahead and apply some insulation to improve the whole house!

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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:32 am

Edpaterson,
Not sure how you would like the term "habitable room" interpeted. From your description you could use it for domestic purposes and therefore it is a habitable room.
Yes, insulation could be added but make sure there is a ventilated space between the insulation and the outer skin of your property.ie roof or wall.
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