Loft Conversions

Loft Conversions


  • Offers more living space.
  • Can add in the region of 15% to the value of a typical semi-detached property.
  • Create windows that give you access to a different view.

...and it may not even require planning permission!

Loft ConversionsDo I Need Planning Permission?

Planning Permission may not be required 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.
  • If your property fronts a highway, you cannot extend beyond the roof plane which 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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