Minimum height for loft/dormer conversion?

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Minimum height for loft/dormer conversion?

Postby Leah » Thu May 03, 2012 12:32 pm

We have Maximum height of 2.2m in our loft. We had been advised that 2.4m is the minimum height requirements however diydata.com states...
Usually a height of 2.4m is required under the roof ridge (the highest point), although with careful design, you may get away with 2.1m.
Can anyone give any advice as to possible designs? WE have a floored traditional rafter roof that also has a few trusses. Our measurement is between the beams and the walled apex. Any advice would be gratefully received as we are dying to expand!
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Re: Minimum height for loft/dormer conversion?

Postby John » Sat May 05, 2012 1:26 pm

Hi Leah,
There used to be a building reg. min. of 2.3m but I think that has been dropped and it is the best height you can get. To make sure I would ask at your local council building control dept. to make sure in your area,

John
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Re: Minimum height for loft/dormer conversion?

Postby Leah » Sun May 06, 2012 6:46 am

Hi John,

Thanks for the reply! That would be great news! We forgot to mention though that we are up in Scotland- do you think this would make any difference? Will definitely take your advice on consulting the local council though- fingers crossed! Thanks again, Leah
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