CD Hood, commercial and domestic builders in Cambridge realise that it’s a sign of the times, that many more households are considering extending their homes into their lofts, by creating that extra bedroom, home study. It’s not only a good way to increase the size of your house, it will also increase the value.
One of the tricky things with a building project is the time it takes to submit planning permission and so fourth, however when thinking about creating space in your loft, permission is not usually required, as it can be classed as permitted development. But permission is required when you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds the following limits and conditions:
• A volume allowance of 40 cubic metres additional roof space for terraced houses* • A volume allowance of 50 cubic metres additional roof space 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 original eaves
If you have any bats in your roof space, as they are a protected species you will need to have a survey done, before any work starts.
However CD Hood, commercial and residential house builders in Cambridge, can do all the work for you, either working out whether you need planning permission or helping you apply for it. So if you are thinking of cashing in the space in your attic, then why not give one of our team a call today.
Source: Planning portal