Extensions to the attic house can be of two types: increasing the height of the existing building (mansards, completion of the second floor) or increasing the width of the building (covered and open verandas, summer gardens). Depending on the type of extension, it is necessary to comply with the current state standards for the construction of residential facilities.
BUILDING AND ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES OF ANNEX
Before the construction of extensions, a set of measures is mandatory that will allow you to have safe and durable structures.
- Increasing the living space of the cottage through the construction of an attic or a second floor. The main requirement is a comprehensive check of the state of the foundation and, if necessary, an increase in its bearing capacity. Strengthening the foundation is a complex and expensive work, they can be performed only after expert permission and engineering and construction calculations. The best option is to increase the height of buildings using modern building materials with a minimum specific gravity. Superstructures require the complete dismantling of the truss system and roof covering materials. Such work is considered quite expensive and time-consuming.
- Increasing the cottage by adding additional premises. Work requires compliance with several rules. Firstly, the expansion of the house will not conflict with the allowable minimum distances to neighboring buildings or neighboring plots. Secondly, new extensions fully meet the fire safety requirements and do not lower this indicator of an existing structure. Thirdly, underground utilities are not located under the site of the new extension.
The expansion of the cottage should not have a negative impact on the stability of existing buildings; before starting work, specialists must develop a detailed design. The presence of the project is one of the prerequisites for obtaining permission and registration of extensions in state organizations.