Extending your existing home is an option that is becoming more popular with many homeowners in this modern day. A loft conversion can provide you with the added space that you require as well as possibly adding more value to your home.
If you are interested in a loft conversion in Sheffield, it important that you think about whether a loft conversion is the best option for you; starting with deciding why you want your loft conversion in the first place. It may be a growing family and need to create either more living and sleeping space? Do you have an older relative who is coming to live with you? You have to think very carefully about the main reasons behind your planned loft conversion as they will have an effect in your planning permission. If you are planning on moving out in a few years’ time you will most likely not be granted planning permission.
Planning permission is a daunting area for homeowners who are hoping to extend their property. The reason it was put in place was to protect the public interest with regards to the local environment and strict control of your planned development must be maintained to ensure that the character and amenity of your area is not negatively affected. You will need planning permission if any of the following apply:
One of the main aspects that you should keep to the forefront of your mind when it comes to starting a loft conversion is how much it will all cost you including materials. You will not only be facing the initial cost of getting your plans drawn up and getting them submitted to your council in regards to obtaining planning permission or building regulations that you may have to face. If you require planning permission or building regulations for the Conversion then you will have to also pay fees to the council.
In regards to your actual loft conversion the cost depends on the work that has to be carried out, for example if you’re required to knock down an outside wall you’ll probably need a structural engineer.
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