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A loft conversion in Glasgow has the ability to increase the amount of space available in a house. They’re one of the most effective and
cost-effective ways to extend your reach. In most cases, loft conversions in homes result in the addition of bedrooms and bathrooms to a
home. In a flat, the layout is typically different, and a conversion may add bedrooms or extend the kitchen, dining, and living spaces in
certain instances.

In most cases you do not require planning permission for internalalterations but if you are changing the existing roofline you do. You have
two options for getting permission from your local government. We thought we’d go through some of the choices accessible to you when it
comes to expanding your loft.

Permitted development vs. planning permit

Your local council may grant you one of two types of permission. Planning permission is one possibility. Because each council interprets
the advice differently, planning approval differs from one council to the next. It may be interpreted in a variety of ways by the council and
even by individual case officers. You are essentially asking your local municipality for permission to carry out the development with
planning approval. Permitted development is distinct in that it does not need authorization. You’re informing the council of your plans to
construct the development and demonstrating that your plan follows the authorised development standards. After planning clearance is
granted, you will get an approval letter stating that you are permitted to continue with the construction. Permitted development involves
obtaining a certificate or paper stating that your plan conforms with permitted development standards and that you may continue with the
construction.

Where planning permission is required.

Permitted development is not an option if you live in a flat or if your home is in a conservation area, and planning permission is the only
way to get clearance from your local council. This necessitates submitting an application to your local government. A drawing set is
included with the application, which depicts the idea in more detail. A site and location plan, as well as current and planned drawings,
must be included. Existing and planned floorplans, relevant elevations (for a loft conversion, often front and back elevations), and essential
sectional details were all included in the designs. It’s almost always required to submit a Design & Access Statement with your application
if you’re in a conservation area. This is a comprehensive document that defines the area’s architectural style and emphasises important
aspects of the plan, such as design and materials. We’d also point to any precedents in the region to demonstrate the council that
comparable projects have been authorised in the past. The Design & Access Statement strengthens your application’s case for approval
and improves the chances of it being approved. In certain instances, you may be required to provide extra documents with your
application.

If you wish to increase the ridge height of your loft conversion, you’ll need to get planning approval. This is because authorised
development rules specify that the roofline cannot be raised beyond the property’s original boundary. We often recommend raising the
ridge height. In the loft of most Scottish homes, the finished floor to ceiling height is 2.1m (give or take 10/20cm). It must be 2.1m in
length to be comfortable and meet construction regulations (to be classified as a usable bedroom).

Development that is permitted

A loft conversion is permitted in a mid-terraced home with a 40 cubic metre allowance. This is a very big space, andon a normal 5m wide
house, you can usually fit two bedrooms and a tiny en-suite, or one large bedroom and a bathroom into it. Our loft conversion plans are
often submitted under authorised construction since they provide the homeowner with precisely what they need. If a homeowner wants to
go bigger and their land permits it (beyond the 40 cubic metre limit), we may explore applying for planning approval as an option. You
must submit a permitted development application form together with existing and planned drawings to be considered for authorised
development. A design demonstrating that the 40 cubic metre limit has not been exceeded is required for a loft conversion. To
demonstrate this in our applications, we provide a volume drawing and computation.

Permitted development and planning approval

Some local governments enable you to combine planning approval with allowed development, resulting in a loft conversion with a lot of
space. In this instance, we’d submit a planning application for the main dormer addition, which stands above the main house. The
homeowners’ authorised development rights would subsequently be used to add a second dormer over the main outrigger. You may run
the entire length and breadth of the outrigger below, increasing space and effectively replicating the footprint of the first floor of the house,
since you have the 40 cubic metre allocation solely for the back dormer.

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