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Hi all. I'm on the process of purchasing a bungalow to convert into an HMO. It is currently wooden frame with a normal tiled roof. Plenty of room in the roof overhang to put in an outer brick skin to make it mortgageable. Anyone done this before and have any tips or things to look out for. Obvious ones for me are wood rot or infestation. All the numbers stack up so I'm not worried about that, although an idea of cost would be good to know.
Thanks in advance.
why not use acro's to prop up the joists for the supporting wall and strongboys on the wall plate for the other ends and rebuild the walls in 9 inch partywalls
just as easy to do cant see an issue re foundations on a bungalow
Chartered Accountant, FCA 34th year in public practice,
BTL since 1992
Thanks I'll suggest that. However building control talked about having a cavity. Also tne lical council may not permit blocks and rendering as I need to blend in with neighbours brickwork.
a picture of when a car drove into our building and rocked a 15m wall of its foundations at the dpm and moved a couple of steels
the whole 15 metre wall was removed and rebuilt whilst the office continued at the other side of the building
I doubt it will make it mortgageable unless it gets building reg approval.
may also need planning permission as you are making footprint bigger.
Already been in contact with both planning and building control as of course it has to be done correctly. Every mortgage advisor I've spoken to says it will be mortgagable. Thanks
Most modern built houses are timber framed with brick or block outer skin. Providing there is an air gap and correct drainage and ventilation it should not be a problem.
planning and building regs are a must, or future resale will be impossible.
Major problem is if and when you want to sale , many people would be put off so don't expect any capital appreciation.
I have spoken to local agents who state once it's up to spec won't be a problem selling at normal prices. As already mentioned its how they are built now anyway.
A few loosely formed thoughts:
http://www.smartbuild.uk.com | Structural Engineer
Thanks for this. We have budgeted for digging new footing, which I think will definately need doing. The outer cladding is currently rock solid 1inch thick timber. We are liaising with building control and will meet their requirements. We always insulate as much as we can anyway.