Need Planning Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Colchester
With loft conversions, planning permission is not normally required unless you are extending the roof space or exceed specified limits e.g. any dormer is higher than the current highest part of the roof or you live within a conservation area. You shouldn't need planning permission for your proposed conversion but if you're unsure, or think you might need planning permission, an initial discussion with an architect or builder should be able to confirm this. The team at Loft Conversions Colchester can give you the lowdown on planning a loft conversion.
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Loft Conversions Colchester say that it's better to contact your planning authority before drafting final plans for a loft conversion to avoid any troubles or added costs.
If you opt to lay flooring boards over the existing joists in the loft space, you might need a building regulations application to building control. Did you know that building regulations sets measures to prevent all kinds of risks and hazards in a property?
Cases Without Needing Planning Permission In Colchester, Essex
It is worth checking with your local authority whether you will need planning permission if you wanted to extend and convert your loft. Did you know that planning permission to insert a new window or door opening is not required as long as any upper floor windows on the side elevation are glazed with obscured glass (level 4 or 5 obscurity).
As long as you conform to standards that have been set out by the government, your loft conversion will be considered a permitted development. Loft Conversions Colchester can help you identify if you will need to apply for planning permission.
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Loft Conversion Rules In Colchester
You will need to find out whether your loft conversion project is subject to the Party Wall Act 1996 under which you must give adjoining owners notice. Loft Conversions Colchester offer a one-stop shop for loft conversions their design department will prepare the necessary drawings and obtain the necessary approvals and their construction departments will translate the designs into reality.