Need Permission Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Portsmouth
Planning permission is not normally required when doing a loft conversion but it never hurts to check. 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. If you're unsure, or think you might need planning permission, an initial discussion with an architect or builder or someone from Loft Conversions Portsmouth should be able to confirm this.
Contact Local Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth. 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.
Loft Conversions Portsmouth can advise you about how you can increase your chances of securing planning permission for your loft conversion with a couple of easy tweaks. To increase your chances of getting planning permission in Portsmouth it's worth proposing to use products that are sustainable and eco-friendly.
Portsmouth, Hampshire Building Regulations
If you live in a listed building, you will also need to obtain listed building consent. 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.
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. 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 Portsmouth 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. In Portsmouth, all dormers on principal elevations (fronts of homes) and any dormers in conservation areas or on listed buildings require planning permission.