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Attic conversions

Discussion in 'Building' started by Catzeyes79, 17 Mar 2006.

  1. Catzeyes79

    Catzeyes79

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    I m considering turning my attic into a bedroom. The house is about 300 years old and I am fairly certain the floor joists are sturdy enough to support the type of loading you might expect to get if it was a bedroom. I am certain that it is strong enough because of the amount of rubbish I have stored up there already. The problem I have is that I am uncertain if I require planning permission. As the room already has its own staircase and at some stage was already a room for sevants in the past! I know that the building is not a listd building. Do I still need to get permision.
    Also, I was considering putting windows in the roof. Does this also require planning permission?
     
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    Catzeyes79
    best bet to do is ring up your council an get the Building Control officer to see you or send info ...:)
     
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    If you have already got a room + stairs goin up there don't worry about it. If you want to put rooflights in, you will not need planning approval - but if your goin for dormers you will.

    Two things to consider:
    - Make sure the existing floor up there has suitable floor joists + that your not just gonna be using the roof truss. Might require additional timber joists etc.
    - Your saying you building isn't listed, I presume you have checked with the local council - if it is your gonna have a whole new set of things to consider + poss a seperate application also.
     
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    Catzeyes....if ye finds any mummified cats hidden in the house..leave `em be...They be powerfull Talismans agin the Evil Eye :eek:
     
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    What about mummified cats in the chimney?
     
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    There too :eek:
     
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