How to tell which lofts are suitable for conversion - most are, but not all. Designing your new loft rooms; how to get the best living space for the least expense. How much can you realistically do yourself? Making sense of loft contractors' quotations; how to make big savings by employing specialist trades; employing and managing building contractors. Satisfying Building Regs and Planning requirements. Constructing dormers, fitting roof windows; installing a new floor structure and loft stairs. Insulation, fire protection, electrics, plumbing and heating. Decoration, snagging and completion.
Author of six other Haynes titles, Ian Rock has refurbished numerous properties as well as designing and developing new houses. He has contributed articles on residential property issues to The Observer, and is a regular contributor to Build It magazine.
'plenty of useful information' Professional Housebuilder & Property Developer