Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement
  1. angel While you're here, would you mind checking out our Electrician's Insurance section to see if we could save you a few quid? - Specifically our Van Insurance Deals and Public Liability Insurance Deals. Thanks for supporting the forum! angel

    5% Discount from Electrical2Go.co.uk for ALL members! - Click Here

Discuss Thinking of a shell conversion of my loft. in the Electricians Chat - Off Topic Chat area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

Please make sure you checkout our forum sponsors, many do discounts for members and, they keep the forum free to use.
  1. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    Hi just thought I would throw this out here into the forum. I am going to convert my loft and wonder if anyone has any tips, expertise or resources that may help. You never know who can do what on this forum. I live in a 30s' terraced house with a 38 degree pitch and 3m at the ridge so plenty of room. I intend to get a shell conversion. So structural calcs and Building regs are taken care of and any other things I can't do like Velux windows. The plumbing, carpentry (like stairbuilding), electrics plastering will all be done by me. Bear in mind I am in Bristol. I am trying to do this as inexpensively as possible.
     
  2. Murdoch
    Offline

    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    Hope I'm not teaching you to suck eggs but the party wall act will apply I both sides!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    No not at all. Any tips appreciated including reminders.
     
  4. Murdoch
    Offline

    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    And cooperation from your neighbour's for scaffolding and access would be a bonus too!
     
  5. SWD
    Offline

    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    London
    You may need planning permission or Building control, not sure if it will come under permitted development so you may need to check. Why not just build a proper loft conversion?
     
  6. Murdoch
    Offline

    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    ^^ be wary of permitted development, it's been withdrawn in lots of areas
     
    • Useful Useful x 2
  7. Devonchris
    Offline

    Devonchris Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Business Name:
    O
    Velux windows don't need scaffolding, it can all be done from in the loft. I don't think they need PP as well, so get them in first. Easier to see what your doing.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    Ok just checked permitted development and found my address is permitted development, Phew.
     
  9. Vortigern
    Offline

    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    That is what I am planning to do.
     
  10. Rob
    Offline

    Rob Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    North west
    The ceilings of rooms underneath will need to be boarded out with fire rated plaster board if they aren't already I seem to believe. Started looking into doing the same myself but never got very far with it.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  11. Devonchris
    Offline

    Devonchris Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Business Name:
    O
    all plaster board is fire rated. If you have the minimum 12.5m boards then that will give you a half hour, which should be sufficient. If your ceilings are lathe and plaster then building control may require more. The main concern will be means of escape. So get your staircase and fire detection signed off before any work on that begins.
     
  12. Gavin John Hyde
    Offline

    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Somerset
    Business Name:
    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    If you do need to involve building control remember kingswood is south gloucestershire and not bristol. I have dealt with a few people who sent documents and forms for planning and regs purposes to bristol council offices by mistake and it slows it down whilst waiting for them to be sent back to resend to the correct council
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. mydigitalhome
    Offline

    mydigitalhome Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Norfolk
    Staircase requires building control plus you may need to add door for fire regs. Remember smoke detection. Do you still have a chimney? Is it lined as don’t want to have any issues. Where there are bends believe they need inspection hatches for safety checks think it’s a requirement worth checking.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Andy5678
    Offline

    Andy5678 Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Scotland
    Currently doing a loft conversion on my house. I had an artitecht draw up plans and then it passed to structure engineer to add his bit and then they got submitted to building control. Only needed a building warrant for one single room with stairs and velux windows.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Leesparkykent
    Online

    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kent
    I would look at telebeam conversions...quicker, less hassle, install them yourself, could be passed through the loft hatch so can be mostly complete before cutting out for stairs etc.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
Loading...
Similar Threads - Thinking shell conversion Forum Date
Thinking of Joining Stroma Business Related May 15, 2018
Been thinking about joining a scam The Electricians Arms May 12, 2018

Share This Page

Electricians Directory Post a Domestic Job Post a Commercial Job