Converting the roof space may be a convenient way of obtaining additional living space in an existing dwelling house, without extending into the garden. However there are many issues to be resolved before any works are carried out. There is a legal requirement to comply with building regulations, including those related to fire safety. The purpose of these fire safety requirements is to safeguard you and your family, should a fire occur in your home.
This leaflet highlights the principal fire safety issues that need to be considered when converting the roof space (loft / attic) in an existing dwelling house.
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