Loft conversion in terraced flats (feasible?)

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by eve_963, May 3, 2021.

  1. eve_963

    eve_963 Member

    Hello my sister's brother uncle's father in law's cousin's friend is asking for advice about doing her loft conversion in a 1930/40s terraced flat block of 8. 1up 1 down style four on one side 4 next door all 8 share the same roof, with partition wall separating the top four roof spaces.

    would this type of build still be allowed?

    It would be on the back of the roof so would not be seen from the road side.

    There are other dormer style loft rooms a few streets away in taller tenement blocks but these were done decades ago before planning was a thing maybe.

    Who would be the first point of contact to see if this is feasible?

  2. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    Flat so no PD> Talk to planners.
  3. eve_963

    eve_963 Member

  4. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    Permitted Development (work you can do without planning permission)
  5. DevilDamo

    DevilDamo Active Member

    An architect or another suitability qualified person or company.
  6. DevilDamo

    DevilDamo Active Member

    The OP didn’t mention PD...!?!
  7. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    Talk to the local planning department. No point spending fees etc if they say no
  8. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    No she didn't but the first point of contact is the planners nonetheless.
  9. BiancoTheGiraffe

    BiancoTheGiraffe Screwfix Select

    You'll need to check the lease, but it's highly unlikely that it will be permitted by the freeholder.

    Most leaseholders aren't even "allowed" to store their christmas decorations and camping gear in their loft spaces!

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