Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Chelmsford
A loft conversion is well worth thinking about for your property if you need more space but don't want to move. Extensions normally increase the heat load requirement of the house and so the boiler has to be upgraded, whereas a loft conversion may require little extra capacity as the space will be well insulated and can improve the overall energy efficiency of the house. There are a number or important things you should consider when weighing up whether a loft conversion is the right way to add more space to your property.
Building Regs For Your Loft Conversion In Chelmsford, Essex
It's definitely important to know whether you'll need planning permission before you begin - especially as it can take a long time to get approval - and you'll also need to make sure that your conversion meets building regulations.
If you want to bring your loft conversion up to standard and get that all important completion certificate (which will add value to your house) then invite the local authority building control round. You're going to need planning permission if you are altering the roof height or shape (which may be the case if you have to raise it for headroom).
Planning Permission For Your Chelmsford Loft Conversion
If you plan on expanding beyond the conditions of pd, or your property is listed or located in a conversation area, then you will need to apply for planning permission. If you're unsure, or think you might need planning permission, an initial discussion with an expert at Loft Conversions Chelmsford will be able to confirm this.
Any house with an attic or loft space shouldn't relegate that potential room to just a storage space. As converting loft space is often much more difficult (and expensive) than most people think, it is worth discussing as a household.
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Converting your loft space into a living, breathing and functional room that can be a bedroom, bathroom or anything else can be really exciting.