ROOF TERRACE CONVERSION

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Roof terraces are a relatively new type of loft conversion in the UK. Whilst roof terraces have been around globally for a few thousand years the climate in the UK has been the main reason why we have so few roofs decked out for a spot of leisure.

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Changing lifestyles have brought about an upsurge in loft conversions that now offer us a wide range of choice when we convert our lofts and the growth of roof terraces has risen rapidly in the UK over the past few years.

The idea is simple. Rather than convert all of the roof space to living space why not hold back a bit and create a roof terrace. It doesn’t have to be huge. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune. All you need is enough space for a small table and a few chairs to create your very own roof terrace.


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 WINDOW GALLERYThey 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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