Frequently Asked Questions
Please find a selection of commonly asked questions regarding Loft
Conversions and Loft Conversion Work.
Q1. Can I get a free quote
Our quotes are all free and are valid from the quotation date for 3 months
unless a contract to carry out the conversion is signed within this time and
then the quotation is valid until the completion of the conversion.
Q2. Is my roof high enough for a conversion?
The highest part of your roof must be over 2.1m. Total re roofs are possible
and we carry out several a year but they are subject to planning permission.
Roof Rooms will take care of any planning applications.
Q3. Will i require planning permission or building regulation approval?
Guide lines for Permitted development
Only around 1 in 10 loft conversions require planning permission but all
loft conversions require building regulation approval. In October 2008, the
planning laws were relaxed and all houses now have separate permitted
development rights for the roof space.
At Roof Rooms we determine the status of your property and make all the
correct applications on your behalf.
Under permitted development you are allowed 40 cubic metres additional roof
space for terraced houses and an extra 50 cubic meters for detached or semi
Dormers are allowed to the front and sides of a property without planning
Materials should be in keeping with the existing house.
No verandas, balconies or raised platforms, except for Juliet balconies
Side-facing windows need to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above
Dormers are not permitted in national parks and the Broads, Areas of
Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites
without planning permission.
Roof extensions, apart from hip to gable ones, to be set back, as far as
practicable, at least 20cm from the original eaves
Please note that any previous roof space extensions must be included within
the volume allowances of 40 and 50 cubic meters.
For more details about planning permission go to the link below...
Q4. Can I convert my trussed rafter roof?
Yes we are experts in this field
Q5. Will I have to move out of the house during the building works?
The construction of your loft conversion is carried out from the outside,
all materials are taken into the loft through the roof, and the only time we
are working in the habitable part of your home is when we fit the staircase
at the end. It is not necessary for you to move out of the house during
Q6. Will the work be supervised?
All our work is supervised the Md. Jon Fitch This gives you the opportunity
to discuss any alterations you may wish to have during the construction of
your new room.
Q7. Is your work guaranteed?
All the work carried out by Roof Rooms carries our company guarantee of ten
years. As we are members of the guild of master craftsmen you have the
option to take up additional cover if you wish.
Q8. Can I have a part conversion so I can complete the works myself?
We can provide a part conversion package P.C.P. that includes planning, and
building regulation approvals, the structural floor, stairs, and dormer/Velux.
This is a package which enables you to complete all the internal works
yourselves or use your own contractors to complete the conversion.
If you have any further questions please contact us direct.
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