Decal Scotland Ltd provide loft conversion services to clients in Lenzie.
One thing that often puts people off the idea of a loft conversion is the idea of getting planning permission. It is seen as a long, expensive and complicated process that prolongs the job. But the good news is that there are lots of situations where planning permission isn’t needed.
When you work with us, our first step is to see if planning permission is required or if we can do the conversion under the Permitted Development system. There are some rules that apply to this to govern what you can and can’t do. Examples include that you can’t go higher than the highest part of the roof and you can’t have verandas or balconies.
We always advise it is worth checking with the local planning department while deciding what you want to do. If you are in an AONB, a conservation area or a World Heritage site, there will be more restrictions on what you can do than if you aren’t. Listed buildings are also a lot more complicated. The planning department will be able to tell you what your home’s situation is and if any of these apply.
Building regulations are separate to planning permission and these apply to all projects. These cover key areas such as fire safety, stairs and sound insulation and we always work within these regulations to ensure new loft conversions apply to them.