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Old 11-06-10, 06:02 PM
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Can i Build a loft/room here?







Where do I start??
 
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Old 11-07-10, 04:52 AM
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You can almost always build or add onto a structure but it may or may not be feasible.

You'd need to start with an engineer approved plan. More than likely the existing structure won't support a room being added unto the top. That means the ceiling framing would need to be beefed up to support the room and the new supports would need to be supported from below.
 
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If you have detailed drawings of the house when it was build with a structural analysis you can hand those over to an engineering office and you can ask for a plan and an analysis for adding up a room where you want. That will probably cost some money. There are also various other factors that could be taken into account like the damage done by fatigue to the structure over the years as well as structural imperfections of when the house was built. The structure will probably need to be overdesigned in the first place in order for no structural additions to be made to support the extra room. So for example if you need to add more support from below you might lose some of the useful space of the stucture below in order to add some space up.
It can probably be done but the cost might be a limiting factor...
At least here (Greece) you also need to take permission from the building regulations office in order to make the addition of rooms on a structure.
I would check firstly with the building regulations office (if needed there) to see how much the licence etc cost and as well as if it is allowed to do that and then with an engineering office.
 

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That flashing nailed to your siding should be behind it.
 
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