U.K. Planning laws were relaxed in October 2008, so most loft conversions will be considered part of your property’s‘Permitted Development Rights‘ therefore, most loft conversions or garage conversions will only need Building Regulations Approval.
For more information regarding your ‘Permitted Development Rights’ visit the interactive house Planning Portal for loft conversions. If Planning Permission is required it takes up to 6-8 weeks to gain approvals. If you are unsure whether your property has its ‘Permitted Development Rights’ intact check with you local Council, they can advise you accordingly. If your property is located in a Trust Area it is also required to obtain Trustee consent which can take up to 6-8 weeks.
Building Regulations are concerned with the structural safety of the build. They are responsible for the checking and approval of plans prior to construction. Building Inspectors will visit during construction at various stages to check that the build is completed to the correct specification -these take approximately 6 weeks to obtain.
Loft Conversions throughout the West Midlands we cover all of Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth, Walsall, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Stratford upon Avon, Redditch, Kidderminster, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Bridgnorth, Worcestershire and Herefordshire Areas
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