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Do you need planning permission to convert a loft?

6 Answers

Answered by Hamilton plumbing and drainage ltd

4th February 2020

Hamilton plumbing and drainage ltd answered the question "Do you need planning permission to convert a loft?"

Yes you do need planning permission for this as stated on your local councils website and under building regulations most people don’t know this but a builder would know is 100% As you will find a lot of information online to help you if your thinking of getting someone in to oute etc

Answered by JMS Constructions

20th November 2019

JMS Constructions answered the question "Do you need planning permission to convert a loft?"

For most loft conversions, planning permission is not required. That's because they generally fall under your permitted development rights. That said, you will need to get planning permission if your plans exceed certain limits and conditions, such as extending or altering the roof space beyond its current limits.

Answered by Refurbit

13th September 2019

Refurbit answered the question "Do you need planning permission to convert a loft?"

Planning permission is not normally required. However, permission is required where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions. A loft conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, building control inspections are required

Answered by M Jarrald Construction & Carpentry

29th May 2019

M Jarrald Construction & Carpentry answered the question "Do you need planning permission to convert a loft?"

Most loft conversions will be covered under what is called ‘permitted development’ as the owner is converting and using existing volume rather than adding to the property. However watch out for things such as dormer windows cut into the roof as these are likely to require planning permission. There are also some situations where development rights on a property may not be intact so it is best to check this either with an architect or your local authority planning department.

Answered by Constructing Spaces Limited

27th February 2019

Constructing Spaces Limited answered the question "Do you need planning permission to convert a loft?"

Most loft conversations on a single domestic dwellings comes under lawful development. As long as the rules of permitted development are followed planning permission is not required. However, you should apply to local authority to check your plans are lawful. Notice to neighbours and party wall agreements should also be fully followed before work commences. All habital rooms will require building control approval.

Answered by D2 Complete Projects Ltd

9th February 2019

D2 Complete Projects Ltd answered the question "Do you need planning permission to convert a loft?"

Not always, planning permission for a loft conversion depends on your location and size of conversion. A lot of conversions can now be carried out under permitted planning but it is always best to check with your local authority to make sure. You will however still need to ensure everything is carried out to building regulations and inspected by building control.

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