Need Permission Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Cheshire
Planning permission is not normally required when doing a loft conversion but it never hurts to check. If you don't need to alter the roofline of your Cheshire home and can fit the works inside the existing roof cover then you should be able to do the work under permitted development (unless you are in a conservation area). Loft Conversions Cheshire provides guidance for making alterations to the loft space of an existing house which is no more than two storeys high.
Contact Local Cheshire Planning Authority For Conversion Permission
Live in a listed building? Consult your local planning authority to learn more about the process of obtaining a planning permission. We always 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.
Did you know that you can increase your chances of securing planning permission for your loft conversion with a couple of easy tweaks? In almost every case concerning a residential property, you will need loft conversion planning permission.
Cheshire, United Kingdom 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. Part K of the building regulations sets measures to prevent, falling, collisions and impact and will likely apply to your loft conversion in Cheshire.
If you are carrying out loft conversion works and are managing the project yourself you should arrange conversion insurance to cover the new works and the existing structure. It's worth bearing in mind that 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 Cheshire 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 in advance. In Cheshire, all dormers on principal elevations (fronts of homes) and all dormers in conservation areas or on listed buildings require planning permission.