New laws make it possible to make additional changes to your home without obtaining planning permission. This makes expanding your living room much simpler and less expensive. You don’t need planning permission if your loft conversions or additions to the back or side of your house are under a certain scale. The only clear exceptions are if you live in a listed building, in which case most renovations would need approval, and turning your upstairs flat into a loft. read here
The types of extensions that can be constructed without first obtaining planning permission are restricted. Any improvements to the house’s front would require unanimous approval. Side extensions are limited to one floor and no more than half the width of the original structure, with a maximum height of four metres. A terraced house’s living room can be increased by up to 40 cubic metres, whereas a detached home’s living room can be increased by up to 50 cubic metres. That should suffice for a double bedroom and a bathroom.
These changes to the planning permission laws make it easier and less expensive to update your house (planning permission takes an average of 8 weeks to process). Previously, only to apply for planning permission, you had to pay a fee of up to £170. For a large extension, the arrangements required to help your case will cost over £1000. So, if you’ve been putting off expanding your home because it seems like a costly and time-consuming endeavour, keep in mind that things have never been simpler, and things might not be as difficult as you think. Loft conversion companies will also give you a free comprehensive quote and remind you of any limitations that might apply due to recent regulatory changes. Always follow your contractor’s advice when it comes to your commercial roof. Roofers are taught how to spot issues with the roof before they become a big issue