VELUX LOFT CONVERSION

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A Velux loft conversion takes it name from the roof window manufacturer “Velux”. Over time, the repeated use of Velux windows in basic loft conversions led to many tradesmen referring to basic loft conversions as Velux loft conversions.

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As basic conversions go a cheap conversion usually meant that the roof wasn’t disturbed bar the installation of Velux windows to the front and rear slopes. This meant considerable savings but the downside was that you only had the original attic space for your loft conversion.

A Velux loft conversion is ideal when all you require is one open room or a storage area.


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.

VELUX LOFT CONVERSION They 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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