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    Attic conversion help

    Loft Specialists

    Can any attic undergo a conversion? In what cases can it and can it not? Are there any steps that may be needed in a scenario where an attic cant undergo a conversion, so that it can?

    Asked by Greg on 4th Nov 2020
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    Hoole & sons home improvements

    "All attics can undergo conversions, 99% don’t need planning we just need to go through building control"

    Answered on 9th Nov 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    BRM Design and Build

    "Hi Gregg,
    Hope your keeping well
    It does depend on roof height, whether the property is in a conservation area etc
    Many thanks"

    Answered on 4th Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2018 - report

    "Depending on the nature of the work intended, this will be for minor matters or full planning permission for larger works.

    Planning permission allows the town planning services to control the development in line with residential density policy as each property is allowed only a limited developed floor space within its boundary. Expanding the living space by converting the attic means increasing the density and needs to be checked against the available density for the plot of land as a whole.

    This is why authorisation is needed when a house is being renovated, and a window is installed in the process. This is also why authorisation is required when a floor is installed with a view to converting the attic space."

    Answered on 4th Nov 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Handyman build it

    "Loft conversions can be done to all properties as long as there are sufficient supporting beams.
    An architect can advise if additional support to the current beams is needed,"

    Answered on 6th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

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