An L shaped loft conversion is absolutely ideal for period properties with a back addition as you can also extend up the top of the back addition to get loads more space. Effectively, you are putting another floor on the back addition which was unheard of a decade or so when they were converting these type of properties.
What is a L shaped loft conversion?
An L-shaped conversion involves an L-shaped dormer window. Dormers are the roof windows which extend vertically from the slope of a roof. With L-shaped loft conversions, two dormers connect into a corner. One end of the dormer, usually the larger end. is built into the main roof.
Benefits of L-shaped loft conversion
The primary advantage of a l shaped conversion is the extra space that it creates. You would have amazing new space for a separate double room and separate bathroom and separate landing, they generally have a lot of space and storage.
Do L shaped loft conversions require planning permission?
The major benefits of adding a L shaped loft conversion is that they fall under permitted development rights. These rights do allow you to extend your house without the need of planning permission as long strict planning permission guidelines are followed. We do however recommend lawfulness certificates are obtained from planning meaning that you will hold an official document that your development is legal. Some L shaped loft conversions may require full planning application.
For example, you will not qualify for permitted development if:
The height of your dormer exceeds that of the original roof.
You live in a listed building or conservation area.
Bats live inside your loft. As a protected species, you need a special license to disturb their home.
Your neighbours are affected by your dormer through overlooking or overshadowing.
Your dormer exceeds 40 meters on a terrace house, or 50 meters on a semi-detached house or detached house.
Your dormer features a balcony - but Juliet balconies are fine.
The materials used by your dormer are out of character with the rest of your house.
If your project does falls within the permitted development, it should be made sure that the application to planning is made for Lawful Development Certificate. This will eliminate any legal issues and also helps on future sales of the house.
Is my house suitable for a L shaped loft conversion?
L-shaped loft conversions extend over the rear extension that exists in many Victorian and Edwardian Houses. Ideal for Victorian and Edwardian terraced properties where there is a back addition at the rear – usually housing the kitchen in the ground floor and a bathroom above. It means that you have a little bit more area to build over, and can achieve a larger loft conversion.
L shaped loft conversions Building Regulations
Building regulations are the vital part of all loft conversions. All the loft conversions must be compliant with building regulation standards and every step of the construction of the loft conversion must be checked by Local Authority Building Control and signed off.
To be compliant with building regulations you will need to pass on each one of these categories:
Stairs and Stairs Design
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How can Lccl Construction be of help
Do you require a Loft Conversion to add extra space?
Do you require Architecture design and Construction services?
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