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Loft Conversion Plans

Showing the original roof structure Showing the replacement roof structure The steelwork drawings
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Loft Conversion

This Loft Conversion benefits from Class B Permitted Development rights. Some loft conversions are relatively straightforward. Here, the original roof timbers were undersized and had sagged. The design:

  • Provides additional support for the existing rafters without re-roofing.
  • Eliminates the strutting to provide adequate space.
  • Supports floor loads without loading the internal walls
  • Provides means of escape via roof-lights at the correct level.

The design uses a pair of triangular steel trusses. The trusses are supported by the outer walls and have a heavy bottom chord supporting the new floor joists

Stronger purlins were fixed to cleats on the principal rafters, then the original purlins and struts removed.