Need Permission Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Bolton
Planning permission is required from your local authority where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions. Permitted development gives you free reign to develop your home without much interference from regulations and the council but there are certain criteria that must be met for permitted development to apply. When you call Loft Conversions Bolton, we give you the lowdown on planning a loft conversion.
Contact Local Bolton 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 Bolton planning authority for loft conversion permission before starting any work.
Loft Conversions Bolton can advise you about how 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.
Bolton, Greater Manchester 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. Building regulations are in place to make sure that any work done on your loft 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.
Were you aware that loft conversions are usually covered under what's called permitted development? 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 Bolton 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 your conversion. In Bolton, almost all dormers on principal elevations (fronts of homes) and all dormers in conservation areas or on listed buildings require planning permission.