Roof Conversion without Planning Permission
Updated: Jun 8, 2018
In 2016, valued clients contacted us, to commission a further extension of their home. This time, to extend up, rather than out. We surveyed the property, and worked up a design, only to be told by the local planners that it had no chance of winning planning permission. "There are all sorts of things wrong with it" they said.
However, The General Permitted Development Order 2015, part B, is clear that, far from there being lots wrong with the design, it did not in fact even need planning permission. Notification was served on the Local Authority, who agreed in writing that the design was permitted. The job was tendered and built by a local firm, and completed within c. four months on site. The result is as may be seen inside and out: intricate, dramatic, playful, in all an expressive, unorthodox take on the humble "loft conversion", to create great spaces inside and striking elevations outside.