In most garage conversions the floor will need to be lifted as the building regulations for the existing garage requires a ‘fire step’ down into it from a habitable room. The garage conversion floor will then require damp proofing and insulation to meet building regulations. If the flooring does not need to be elevated but nonetheless requires supplementary damp proofing and insulation, there are space saving possibilities available such as vacuum insulated panels which can provide the required amount of insulation without raising the height of the floor substantially.
This raised flooring can be carried out as a solid floor, provided additional damp proofing and insulation is laid on top of the existing concrete floor to be able to satisfy the required U-value for insulation as set out in the building regulations. This elevated solid flooring may then be finished with a layer of concrete and boarded. As an alternative, a floating floor can be installed. This is installed when a larger gap between your garage conversion and your home needs to be met. A floating floor consists of a timber construction with a void between your timber and the existing concrete. This also requires a layer of damp proof membrane and insulation, and also may require vents to offer air flow and permit the air within the flooring to circulate. Underfloor heating can also be added to your garage conversion to provide heating to the new room.
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Abberley is a small village in North West Worcestershire, England. It is situated in the middle of the River Severn and River Teme. It had a population of 830 in 2001.
There are three parts to the village of Abberley. The oldest section, The Village, was formed in the 12th and 13th century. The Common is the most inhabited section of the village and has a village shop and post office. There is also the primary school and village hall in this area. The Hill is generally farmland, with some houses and cottages residing on the steep slopes of Abberley Hill.
Abberley Hall is on the other side of Abberley Hill. It was previously a country house until 1916 when preparatory school Abberley Hall School moved its premises there.
There are two churches in Abberley. The longest-standing is the ruined St. Michael’s Church, although the chancel was restored and is still used for some services. St. Mary’s Church was erected between 1850 and 1852 to take over from St. Michael’s to the north of the area.
Any time you’re looking to have property developments done for your property in Abberley, make sure you always get quotations from a reputable firm.