When it comes to extra space in your home, terraced houses often suffer from reduced space and the ability to extend in the same way detached houses might. Loft conversions are a fantastic way to use the space above your home to extend and add extra rooms to your home. But is it possible to have a loft conversion on a terraced house and what extra considerations need to be made when adding an extra room to your terraced house? Our complete guide to loft conversions for terraced houses answers these questions and more.
Are Terraced House Loft Conversions Allowed?
The good news is that, in usual conditions, loft conversions for terraced houses are permitted. As long as the loft conversion on your terraced house meets the required criteria and is not a protected building, your loft conversion should be allowed to go ahead. Depending on the area, terraced house loft conversions are allowed to extend their roof space by a maximum of 40 m3 under permitted development rights. The extension must also use similar materials to the existing building. If your house is in a conservation area or another designated zone, you will need to apply for full planning permission for your terraced house loft conversion.
Before you start work on the loft conversion in your terraced house, it is imperative that you notify your neighbours of your plans. It is also important that our loft conversion plans meet building regulation standards to avoid any difficulties later on down the line. If you are planning a terraced loft conversion, you will also need to upgrade the amount of soundproofing in your converted loft space to reduce sound transmission to your neighbours.
What Are the Most Common Types of Loft Conversions for Terraced Houses?
Whether you are looking for a mid-terrace loft conversion or an end of terrace loft conversion, terraced houses often provide their own set of restrictions for extensions. One of the key things to check with your terraced roof is the type of roof your terraced house has. Certain types of roof, for example, truss roofs are slightly more difficult to convert. One of the most common types of loft conversion for terraced houses is the installation of roof light windows. This means that you are able to add the required light and ventilation to your attic conversion without changing the shape of the roof itself. This type of terraced house loft conversion works best for buildings with an already workable about of floor and headspace. Another popular type of loft conversion for terraced houses is an L-shaped conversion involving the construction of two dormers with one over the roof of the main house and another over a rear extension.
Looking for More Information on your Terraced House Loft Conversion?
The team at Alvaston Loft Conversions have been conducting expert loft conversions for a number of years and have the skills needed for any type of loft conversion. If you would like to find out more information on terraced house loft conversions including whether your building would be suitable for an attic conversion. Contact the team now on 01922 402720 or get in touch online to find out more.