Do You Know The Planning Laws For Your Loft Conversion?



Know the Facts For Your Loft Conversion!

The Foster and Co Group are very familiar with the different planning laws for your Loft Conversion. Over the years that our Foster and Co Loft Conversion team has been operating, we have seen many different scenarios that have highlighted how the planning laws for a Loft conversion will affect each project individually.

In theory, you do not need planning permission for your Loft Conversion. A Loft Conversion is usually considered permitted development which means almost anyone has the right to convert the Loft area in their house. This is dependant however on whether you are extending or altering the roof space and specified regulations must still be followed.

Please click our Planning Portal link which allows you to check on the strict rules that apply to converting ambienonline your loft space.

In reference to these planning laws, you may need some assistance if you are not clear on what your property must adhere too. Each and every Loft Conversion is different and therefore you should always work with a good contractor like the Foster and Co Group or an architect who can advise you on how the regulations will affect your project.

Sometimes, the wording of a planning law can be ambiguous. I have found an article on the Planning resource Website This described a case study in which the client was not entirely sure on how he should interpret the independent planning laws for his own property and in this case was unsuccessful in fighting to convert his Loft with a Dormer. It is exactly because of this article that we urge all our clients and in fact, anyone who is thinking of doing a Loft Conversion, to research their property and get advice from credited Architects and Contractors.

For more information about your Loft Conversion, contact the dedicated Foster and Co Loft Conversion team now!

Office 02028 441 3144


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