Non-standard construction - rebuilding sun room and kitchen


Postby emmastace » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:02 am

I have a 1940's attached bungalow built from brick (with cavity insulation) that has been pebbledashed. The roof is composite tiles and it is on raft foundations. A sunroom extension was added off the kitchen at some point and this now needs replacing. While doing the replacement of the sunroom would I be able to remove the wall between the kitchen and the sunroom to effectively triple the size of the kitchen while staying within the existing footprint?
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Postby welsh brickie » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:24 pm

only if the roof is constructed in the normal fashion and insulated, if its a conservatory type roof the heat loss is too great and you will need doors to separate the sunroom,
Any alteration will need building control approval though
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Postby emmastace » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:00 pm

Thank you. I don't mind putting a proper roof on the converted sunroom part, but would this then be too heavy for the existing raft foundation?
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Postby welsh brickie » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:33 pm

[quote="emmastace"]Thank you. I don't mind putting a proper roof on the converted sunroom part, but would this then be too heavy for the existing raft foundation?[/quote]
the only way is to have a structural engineer to check for you, and then contact building control and submit plans for approval, which you will need to do anyway for your alteration
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Postby ruben93watson » Tue May 06, 2014 12:52 pm

That's absolutely right. We did the same thing last year when we wanted to add an extension.
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