Loft Conversion Building Regs by Loft Conversions Kent
A loft conversion is well worth thinking about for your property if you need more space at a low cost. Have you thought about discussing your project with a specialist site insurance provider? Loft conversion projects can be complex and often include liability assumed under the Party Wall Act 1996. There are certain things you need to 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 Kent, United Kingdom
If you plan to make your loft space more accessible by installing a staircase to it and improving it by boarding it out and lining the walls and rafters, more extensive work is likely to be required and the building regulations are likely to apply.
A building control surveyor from your local council will inspect your conversion at various stages and will be responsible for issuing a completion certificate upon final inspection. If you require a purpose-built loft conversion staircase, it pays to have the design approved by your building control officer before you actually commission them.
Planning Permission For Your Kent 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 Kent will be able to confirm this.
One of the biggest things you can do to your house under permitted development is to open up your loft space. In most Kent homes, the existing timber joists that form the floor of the loft space (i.e. the ceiling of the rooms below) will not have been designed to support a significant weight.
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Average Loft Conversions Kent Loft Conversion Cost
A loft conversion could add up to £45,000 to the value of your property but it could cost you upwards of £20,000 to add one.