Need Permission Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Luton
Planning permission is not normally required when doing a loft conversion but it never hurts to check. If your Luton property is listed or located in a conversation area, then you will need to apply for planning permission. Loft Conversions Luton provides guidance for making alterations to the loft space of an existing house which is no more than two storeys high.
Contact Local Luton Planning Authority For Conversion Permission
Questions about the rules in place or need to clarify anything? It's always better to be safe than sorry and to contact your local planning authority. 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.
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.
Luton, Bedfordshire Building Regulations
When converting a loft, you will always need building regulations approval. Part K of the building regulations sets measures to prevent, falling, collisions and impact and will likely apply to your loft conversion.
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. Loft conversion projects can be complex and often include liability assumed under the Party Wall Act 1996, so it's worth discussing your project with a specialist site insurance provider before proceeding.
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Loft Conversions Luton 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. According to the Luton council, all dormers on principal elevations (fronts of homes) and all dormers in conservation areas or on listed buildings require planning permission.