HIPPED ROOF LOFT CONVERSION

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A hipped roof conversion refers to houses which are either detached, semi-detached or end of terrace and have a sloping roof to the front, side and rear.

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In order to do a loft conversion to a property of this nature you need to change the side hip of the roof to a vertical and this has become known in the trade as a hipped roof conversion.

Take a good look a the photos above and to the right and you will see a property that have undergone a hipped loft conversion.

Converting a hipped roof usually costs more as there is a considerable amount of extra work involved. On the upside you should end up with a lot more floor space than what you started out with.


DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR A LOFT CONVERSION?

The good news is that planning permission is not normally required for loft conversions. However, permission is required where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions.

Under new regulations that came into effect from 1 October 2008 a loft conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

 

DO I NEED BUILDING APPROVAL FOR A LOFT CONVERSION?

The Building Regulations are made under powers provided in the Building Act 1984, and apply in England and Wales. The current edition of the regulations is ‘The Building Regulations 2000’ (as amended) and the majority of building projects are required to comply with them.

LOFT CONVERSION BATHROOMSThey exist to ensure the health and safety of people in and around all types of buildings (i.e. domestic, commercial and industrial). They also provide for energy conservation, and access to and use of buildings.

The Building Regulations contain various sections dealing with definitions, procedures, and what is expected in terms of the technical performance of building work. For example, they:



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