Building regulations rules for loft conversions

Loft conversions building regulations to protect you and your home

Building controls ensure that alterations are carried out correctly so they do not cause problems at a later stage. For example, there could be problems in selling your home if changes are not noted in your house plans. A loft conversion, to be classified as a habitable room must have the following:

  • Plans approved by building control

  • Work inspected and passed by building control

  • Insulation to comply with the correct U-Values

  • A proper fixed staircase

  • A new lobby and fire door to the entrance of the loft conversion

  • Meet minimum height restrictions for staircase

  • Smoke detectors fitted

  • Electrical certificates

  • Final certification from building control

As professional builders, we must consider:

  • Structural stability

  • Fire resistance

  • Access and means of escape

  • Weather resistance and energy conservation

  • Ventilation

Our team includes all the required experts including NICEIC electricians and plumbing specialists. You can be fully assured of a professional service from the customer care to the essentials of legal and health and safety building regulatory compliance.

For more help please visit the Loft Conversion Building Regulations page on the government website

Visit the Building regulations webpage