All there is to know about a Loft Conversion

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Do you want an extra bedroom and maybe you even have space for an en-suite too. So, most loft conversion plans don’t require Planning Permission these days but it is still extremely likely that you will need some form of Architectural Drawings.

LOFT PLANNING DRAWINGS / PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT DRAWINGS

Loft conversion drawings

Thinking of converting your loft into a new room? At Pro Arkitects – Design & Build Experts, our Architectural Design team will help you refine your loft conversion ideas and designs.

So, some loft conversion plans may only need a Lawful Development Certificate rather than Planning Permission. But it is still extremely likely that you will need some form of Architectural Drawings.

Our Architectural Design team can produce Architectural drawings of your dream loft conversion. Showing you a proposed floor plan for your space.

In some instances, your builder or Building Control may require additional building regulations drawings that can be used for building control approval.

For example, you can check the UK Government guide HERE to see if your loft conversion is likely to need Planning Permission.

 The Lawful Development Certificate will also come in handy when you eventually come to sell your home.

However, the Lawful Development Certificate Application requires loft conversion drawings of the exact type you would normally use for a Planning Application.

Loft Conversion Building Regulations Drawings

Loft conversion building regulations

So you may already have planning drawings and/or planning approval for your loft conversion. Your next step would be to assign a Building Control to your project.

Building Regulation drawings are usually not required for a loft conversion. However, this can entirely depend on your Building Control officer and the method of Building Control approval you are pursuing.

If you require Building Requirement drawings, our Architectural Design team can provide you with detailed drawings of your loft conversion. Specifying the construction methods and materials used in your loft conversion. 

All of our building regulation drawings have gained approval from several Building Control departments. So, we guarantee that your building regulations drawings will be drawn to the highest standards. Giving you the reassurance that your loft conversion will be designed and constructed to the highest quality. And compliant with current Building Regulations.

Your loft conversion plans will definitely need Building Regulations Approval by either your Local Authority or an Approved Inspector.

You can do this one of two ways;

1) A Building Notice
This is just a form that states you’re converting your loft and it enables the inspectors to quote your fees. It also tells them to expect to carry out some site visits soon. There are no loft conversion building regulations drawings produced with this option. You or your builder can submit the Building Notice.

2) Full Plans Application
So, this is the one we would recommend as Loft Building Regulations Drawings are produced online by us. And are pre-checked by the Building Control Officer before building work starts. This means you can be confident that you will not be building anything non-compliant and have to make costly corrections.

The fast loft drawings we produce will include all the relevant detailed section drawings. A loft conversion specification, and all relevant notes to get you Full Plans Building Regulations Approval. In addition, your builder will also have a nice detailed loft plan to work from, further reducing the risk of mistakes on site.

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