Need Permission Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Colchester
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). When you call Loft Conversions Colchester, we give you the lowdown on planning a loft conversion.
Contact Local Colchester Planning Authority For Conversion Permission
If you are unsure about any of the measurements for your conversion or you're wondering if the regulations apply to your home, we recommend consulting your local planning authority. You should contact your Colchester planning authority for loft conversion permission before starting any work.
Loft Conversions Colchester can advise you that you can increase your chances of securing planning permission for your loft conversion with a couple of easy tweaks. Loft conversions must not exceed the a number of allowances in order to be permitted.
Colchester, Essex Building Regulations
If you decide to lay flooring boards over the existing joists in the loft space, then this may require a building regulations application to building control. 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 Colchester 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. In Colchester, almost all dormers on principal elevations (fronts of homes) and all dormers in conservation areas or on listed buildings require planning permission.