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Old 02-09-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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My Great Attic Renovation

I purchased a great downtown building that is well over 100 years old, it has a 3rd floor apartment with a 4th floor attic that is not finished. it has 12 foot ceilings with great old architecture that I would love to keep visible after the renovation.

I want to make it a warm space in the winter and a cool space in the summer. I have researched that i need airflow in the joists and have to cut soffit vents on the outside of the building and have rafter vents installed if I want to have a liveable attic space. I also want to insulate between the floor of the attic and the roof of the third floor apartment.

Just want to hear some ideas or suggestions of what I should or should not do to this space. Both walls are beautiful exposed brick which I want to keep exposed.

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Old 02-09-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Have you contacted your local B.D. yet? They would have final say on the matter; zoning, additional use on the plumbing, floor span and load, egress, stairs, light and ventilation, fire-code between floors, etc.....



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