Need Permission Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Harlow
Planning permission is not normally required when doing a loft conversion but it never hurts to check. If your Harlow property is listed or located in a conversation area, then you will need to apply for planning permission. If your planned loft conversion does not meet set criteria then you will need to complete a planning application.
Contact Local Harlow 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 or experts like Loft Conversions Harlow. You should contact your Harlow planning authority for loft conversion permission before making any changes to your home.
Did you know 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.
Harlow, Essex 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. Building regulations are in place to make sure that any work done 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.
Converting loft space is often much more difficult (and expensive) than most people think. 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 Harlow 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 ahead of starting any work. According to most councils, dormers on principal elevations (fronts of homes) and all dormers in conservation areas or on listed buildings require planning permission.