Need Permission Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions London
It's important to know whether you'll need planning permission before you begin and you'll also need to make sure that your conversion meets building regulations. Permitted development gives you free reign to develop your home without much interference from regulations and the council but there are certain criteria that must be met for permitted development to apply. If you're unsure, or think you might need planning permission, an initial discussion with an architect or builder or someone from Loft Conversions London should be able to confirm this.
Contact Local London Planning Authority For Conversion Permission
If you are uncertain about the measurements for your conversion or you're wondering which regulations apply to your home, we suggest consulting your local planning authority. You should contact your London planning authority for loft conversion permission before starting any work.
Loft Conversions London can advise you that you can increase your chances of securing planning permission for your loft conversion with a couple of easy tweaks. In almost every case concerning a residential property, you will need loft conversion planning permission.
London, Greater London Building Regulations
When converting a loft, you will always need building regulations approval. Building regulations are in place to make sure that any work done on your loft is structurally sound, that the new room of your loft conversion is fire safe and that sound is reasonably insulated between the loft and the rooms below.
Your loft conversion will be considered a permitted development as long as you conform to standards that have been set out by the government. Loft Conversions London advise that you keep in mind that any additions or modifications made to your home by previous homeowners will need to conform to your planning permission in order to be approved.
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Loft Conversions London Rules And Regulations For Loft Conversions
The regulations your loft conversion needs to conform to will be similar across the UK but do differ slightly so it's best to check in advance. In London, almost all dormers on principal elevations (fronts of homes) and all dormers in conservation areas or on listed buildings require planning permission.