Need Planning Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Bromley
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. To check whether you need to get planning permission, you'll need an architect or builder to confirm this. The team at Loft Conversions Bromley can give you the lowdown on planning a loft conversion.
Planning Permission For Loft Conversions Bromley Loft Conversions
Loft Conversions Bromley 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.
Installing a stair to your loft space 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. Building regulations are there to make sure that any work done by Loft Conversions Bromley is structurally sound, that any new room is fire safe and that sound is reasonably insulated between the loft and the rooms below.
Cases Without Needing Planning Permission In Bromley, Greater London
If you've got questions about roof structure / planning constraints, a loft conversion or other home improvement projects that you can undertake without needing planning permission, contact Loft Conversions Bromley. 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).
You might be surprised to find out what you don't need planning for when it comes to your loft conversion and what can be considered to be permitted development. Loft Conversions Bromley can help you identify if you will need to apply for planning permission.
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Loft Conversion Rules In Bromley
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 conversion projects can be complex and often include liability so it's worth discussing your project with a specialist site insurance provider before starting work.