LOFT CONVERSION

So you require additional family space / living accommodation within your property but are unable to create an extension to the side, front or rear of the property, why not consider a loft conversion. There are a few things you need to know when considering a loft conversion.

Here are a list of guidelines to take into consideration when thinking of a loft conversion over a standard extension:

  1. Permitted Development – Proposed loft conversion may fall under Permitted Development.  Each property is different in some cases PD rights may have been removed by your Local Council this is sometimes when the property was construction or due an areas conservation or heritage listing.

  2. Planning Permission – If loft conversion does not comply with permitted development it will require Planning Permission this can take up to 10 weeks for a decision via a  Householder Planning Application.

  3. Building Regulations – You will need to obtain Building Control permission for your works irrelevant of whether the proposal is Permitted or requires planning. This will also require a Structural Engineer to finalise any Building Control Application. An application of this nature can take anywhere between 4 to 16 weeks to complete dependant on how busy they are normally applications can take much longer in the summer over the winter months which is something to consider when submitting your application.

CONSERVATORIES / GARDEN ROOM

Looking for a quick fix to gain additional space  within your property you could consider conservatory / Garden room. But here are a few things you need to know when considering either a conservatory or a garden room.

Here are a list of guidelines to take into consideration when thinking of a conservatory / Garden Room over a standard extension:

  1. Permitted Development – Proposed conservatories / garden rooms normally fall under Permitted Development.  Each property is different in some cases PD rights may have been removed by your Local Council this is sometimes when the property was construction or due an areas conservation or heritage listing, provided these limits and conditions are met there will be no requirement for Planning Approval.

  2. Planning Permission – If Conservatories / Garden Room does not comply with permitted development it will require Planning Permission this can take up to 10 weeks for a decision via a  Householder Planning Application.

  3. Building Regulations – You may to obtain Building Control permission for your works there are occasions when this is not required so advice should be sought prior to constructing your proposed Conservatory or Garden Room. An application of this nature can take anywhere between 4 to 16 weeks to complete dependant on how busy they are normally applications can take much longer in the summer over the winter months which is something to consider when submitting your application.

PORCHES

Looking to create a walk in space that provides a more prominent entrance feature to your property. There are a few things to consider which may determine whether an application for Planning Approval is required.

Here are a list of guidelines to take into consideration when thinking of a adding a Porch to your existing property:

  1. Permitted Development – Proposed porches normally fall under Permitted Development.  Each property is different in some cases PD rights may have been removed by your Local Council this is sometimes when the property was construction or due an areas conservation or heritage listing, provided these limits and conditions are met there will be no requirement for Planning Approval.

  2. Planning Permission – If the desired porch is larder in area than that of the one you could provide through permitted development then it will not comply with permitted development it will require Planning Permission this can take up to 10 weeks for a decision via a  Householder Planning Application.

  3. Building Regulations – You may need to obtain Building Control permission for your works there are occasions when this is not required so advice should be sought prior to constructing your proposed Porch. An application of this nature can take anywhere between 4 to 16 weeks to complete dependant on how busy they are normally applications can take much longer in the summer over the winter months which is something to consider when submitting your application.

OUTBUILDINGS / GARAGES

Looking to create an additional outbuilding for example a shed or garage at your property. But here are a few things you need to know when considering an outbuilding.

The rules for outbuildings apply to sheds, greenhouses and garages as well as other ancillary garden buildings such as swimming pools, ponds, sauna cabins, kennels, enclosures (including tennis courts) and many other kinds of structure for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house. This includes a container used for domestic heating oil or petroleum gas.

Here are a list of guidelines to take into consideration when thinking of a Outbuilding / Garage:

  1. Permitted Development – Proposed Outbuildings / Garage normally fall under Permitted Development.  Each property is different in some cases PD rights may have been removed by your Local Council this is sometimes when the property was construction or due an areas conservation or heritage listing, provided these limits and conditions are met there will be no requirement for Planning Approval.

  2. Planning Permission – If the Outbuilding / Garage does not comply with permitted development it will require Planning Permission this can take up to 10 weeks for a decision via a  Householder Planning Application.

  3. Building Regulations – You may to obtain Building Control permission for your works there are occasions when this is not required so advice should be sought prior to constructing your proposed Outbuilding / Garage. An application of this nature can take anywhere between 4 to 16 weeks to complete dependant on how busy they are normally applications can take much longer in the summer over the winter months which is something to consider when submitting your application.

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