Loft Conversions

Planning Permision

Guide To Planning Permission | Bespoke Lofts - London And Essex

"We approached Bespoke lofts because they were recommended to us from a family friend who said that the work that they received was faultless, and they were not wrong. After approaching them, everything went so smoothly, and the new loft room was completed in time for our visiting relatives. We are so happy with the new room, only problem is that now we want an en-suite in all our bedrooms."

Mr & Mrs Hussain, Walthamstow

Under new regulations that came  into effect from 1 October 2008 a loft conversion for your home is  considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application  for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

  • A volume allowance of 40 cubic metres for terraced houses
  • A volume allowance of 50 cubic metres for detached and semi-detached houses.
  • No extension beyond the plane of the existing roof slope of the principal elevation that fronts the highway.
  • No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof.
  • Materials to be similar in appearance to the existing house.
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
  • Side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor.
  • Roof extensions not to be permitted development in designated areas*.
  • Roof extensions, apart from hip to gable ones, to be set back, as far as practicable, at least 20cm from the eaves.
  • *Designated areas include  national parks and the Broads, Areas of  Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.

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  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Work Guaranteed 10 years
  • Local Authority Approved
  • Free Survey
  • Free Detailed Quotation & Design
  • Daytime or Evening Appointments
  • From Plans To Completion
  • Members of The Federation of Master Builders

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"I think Bespoke Lofts must be among the best loft conversion companies in London - for fairness, good value and a job well done, you really can't get much better."

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