If you live in a detached house, congratulations you have reached the end of this guide without falling asleep – for everybody else, please keep reading…
As we discussed in the previous section, in order to carry out a loft conversion 1 or more beams must be installed the full width of your property. Depending if you are semi detached or attached to a neighbour on both sides this will mean that the beam will be inserted into at least one wall that is jointly owned by your adjoining neighbour.
It is not only a matter of politeness that you should notify them of your intention to insert those steel(s) into a wall jointly owned by them but following the introduction of the 1996 Party Wall etc. Act it is now a legal requirement that you do so.
For more information on the Party Wall Act please visit our page dedicated to all things Party Wall related.