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Are you considering a loft extension? Maybe you need extra space for your growing family, such as an extra bathroom or even a second living room. No matter what your needs are, a loft extension is a great way to create additional living space without moving home, whilst also adding value to your property.
There are many and varied reasons for expanding the size of your property by adding on a side extension. The two main ones though are creating more daily living space and increasing the value of your home.
Whether you want to transform your existing home, or plan to redesign a new home before you move in, you may be considering your options. One of those would be knocking down a wall that separates rooms to transform the space.
With the potential difficulty of moving home in uncertain economic times, many are now looking to alternatives which will enable them to stay in their current locations yet help them expand their space. Building a single-storey extension is a popular solution that provides space whilst adding value to one's home.
What Is A Hip To Gable Conversion? A hip to gable conversion is an increasingly popular way to extend the loft space of your property. Most homes have a typical "hipped" roof which means all the sides slope inwards. This means the space below this sloping surface is virtually unusable. However, if the sloping sides of either end of the roof are replaced by vertical walls (or gables), suddenly this area becomes a lot more accessible and easy to utilize. This can be done on a single or even both sides of a property's preexisting roof. People often use this transformation to give space for an additional bedroom, office or recreational room.
Permission in principle (PIP) offers an alternative method for obtaining planning consent for housing-led developments. This method splits the process into two pages, separating the consideration of the principle of planning permission from the technical details of the permission.
Also known as a lawful development certificate, a Certificate Of Lawful Use is one issued by the local council to legalise the development or use of a piece of land.