Need Permission Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Watford
Planning permission is required from your local authority where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions. Don't forget that you will also need planning permission if you are altering the roof height or shape (which may be the case if you have to raise it for headroom). Loft Conversions Watford provides guidance for making alterations to the loft space of an existing house which is no more than two storeys high.
Contact Local Watford Planning Authority For Conversion Permission
Live in a listed building? Consult your local planning authority to learn more about the process of obtaining a planning permission. You should contact your Watford planning authority for loft conversion permission before starting any work.
Loft Conversions Watford 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.
Watford, Hertfordshire Building Regulations
If you plan to make the loft space more accessible or more habitable by, for example, installing a stair to it and improving it by boarding it out and lining the walls/rafters, more extensive work is likely to be required and the building regulations are likely to apply. Part K of the building regulations sets measures to prevent, falling, collisions and impact and will likely apply to your loft conversion.
Were you aware that loft conversions are usually covered under what's called permitted development? 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 Watford 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 Watford, all dormers on principal elevations (fronts of homes) and all dormers in conservation areas or on listed buildings require planning permission.