Featured below is an outline of regulations that you may need to follow to achieve the perfect loft conversion.

Building Control Regulations For Loft Conversions

As with any construction project, Foster & Co take health and safety very seriously and our Lofts conversion are no different.

It is compulsory for all loft conversions to meet building standards regulations and we are happy to assist in ensuring that your proposed conversion is compliant with these regulations. Foster & Co. will work to ensure that all criteria for a safe loft conversion are met and we can also deal with Local Authorities on your behalf.

Our customers can rest assured that Foster & Co. will work to ensure that all criteria for a safe loft conversion are met and we can also deal with Local Authorities on your behalf.

We will ensure the following;

  • Sufficient structural strength in the loft flooring
  • Structural stability is not compromised.
  • Easily accessible safe fire escape route
  • Sound insulation between the loft space and the floors below is of a high standard.

Planning Permission

Since 2008 the permitted development rights were extended meaning that loft conversions do not always need planning permission.

However, here in North London there are several conservation areas which may require planning permission.

Other possible reasons for planning permission for a loft conversion in North London could be:

  • The conversion on a terraced house exceeds 40 cubic metres.
  • The conversion on a detached house exceeds 50 cubic metres.
  • The loft conversion extends beyond the current roof slope on the side that faces the street.
  • If you are planning to build beyond than the highest part of the current roof.
  • If you are planning to use alternative materials to the materials of the current structure.
  • If you are planning to include a veranda, balcony, or a raised platform.

Foster & Co. are highly experienced in loft conversions, and will be able to advise you regarding your proposed project.