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Conservation Area Loft Conversions



The vast majority of loft conversions built by Econoloft fall under permitted development regulations, which eliminates the need for planning permission. However, it's important to note that there are exceptions to this rule, particularly if your property is located within a conservation area.


The official definition of a conservation area is "an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance." While living in such an area offers numerous benefits, it also comes with the drawback of imposing restrictions on homeowners who wish to make changes to their properties.


Econoloft Apply For Planning Permission On Your Behalf


Obtaining planning permission means gaining the necessary consent from your local authority before embarking on any construction work. However, the granting or denial of permission varies among different local authorities. For this reason, homeowners residing in a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty are advised to collaborate with a reputable company like Econoloft. Our experienced team will handle all the paperwork on your behalf and liaise with the relevant personnel to ensure a prompt and positive resolution.


The Parkingtons reside in a conservation area, and relied on Econoloft to secure planning permission. Here's what they had to say: 

We were fortunate to select Econoloft to carry out the conversion and they demonstrated their expertise from the outset. They really knew their stuff when it came to the planning process.  They helped us through the process and thankfully it was relatively simple.”    

A Loft Conversion In A Conservation Area Should Complement The Neighbourhood


Planners are highly concerned with ensuring that any changes made to your property do not have a negative impact on not only your own home, but also the overall street scene and area. That's why getting the roofline and materials right on a loft conversion are typically the two most important aspects to focus on.


Located in the picturesque neighborhood of Muswell Hill, the Fynaut family had a vision for their Edwardian terraced house. They wanted to create a remarkable loft conversion that seamlessly blended with the charm of their period home. Econoloft, as the trusted experts in our field, ensured that every detail was meticulously considered. From matching the roof tiles to the existing ones, to aligning the dormer windows with the roofline, every aspect of the external work seamlessly complemented the character of the conservation area.


Inside, the new staircase and bannisters flawlessly mirrored the existing stairs, creating a cohesive design from top to bottom. Despite the challenges posed by the split-level loft conversion, Econoloft successfully navigated the planning restrictions while fulfilling the family's requirements. Our expertise and dedication made the Fynaut family's dream a reality.

“We realised a loft conversion specialist was needed. It was clear Econoloft and their team were not at all fazed by our specific requirements and took it all in their stride. We had every confidence they would not let us down and it was apparent they had the experience and technical expertise to get the job done.”        The Fynaut Family

Econoloft Is Your Loft Conversion One-Stop-Shop

With our extensive experience of over 40 years in building loft conversions, Econoloft has successfully collaborated with numerous local authorities to secure planning permission for properties located within conservation areas. Our expertise lies solely in loft conversions, making us the ultimate one-stop-loft-conversion-shop. By choosing us, you won't need to involve any other experts as we handle everything from the planning process to the final plastering.


Bear in mind that carrying out a loft conversion without obtaining planning permission is not only against the law, but a criminal offense. Failure to seek permission or to adhere to the planners' requirements precisely can result in severe consequences, including hefty fines, prosecution, and the costly option of restoring the property to its original state.

Living in one of the country's conservation areas is a privilege that allows you to experience the unique character features of your property. With a loft conversion from Econoloft, you can ensure that these features are preserved and enhanced, allowing you to keep the charm and character of your home intact.


When you need a specialist loft conversion company anywhere in the UK, call us on 0800 269765, 01942 722754 (Head Office), or 0208 7771719 (London Office).


 

 

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