According to a survey by building society, Nationwide, loft conversions can increase the value of the average home in the UK by around £37,000, yet some homeowners are initially hesitant to deal with the hassle of gaining planning permission to convert their lofts. But never fear…
Some Conversions May Not Need Planning Permission
Due to legislation that came into force back in 2011, you may not need planning permission; this will depend on the type of upgrades you wish to undertake on your home. In fact, homeowners all over England can now extend their roof space without planning consent as long as it meets certain conditions. Loft conversions are considered Permitted Developments if they meet the following criteria:
Loft Conversions that Require Planning Permission
With these restrictions in mind, dormer, mansard and hip to gable loft conversions do require planning consent. We would advise that the types of attic conversions are very much worth the hassle.
This is because they will add the greatest value to your Tadworth home. They will also add comfort and flexibility as they help to make better use of the available space in lofts that would otherwise be left unused.
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