Permitted Development Rights for Dormers

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NEW regulations since 2008 allow most dormers under Permitted Development Rights, saving Planning Permission delays and costs. This means that No Planning Permission from the Local Authority is need for a Dormer Loft Conversion. Below are the basic guidelines but Milltown Lofts can advise & clarify what is and isn’t Permitted Development. Volume increase of 40 cubic metres for terraced, and … Read More

Case Study – Gardner Road, Prestwich

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Milltown Lofts were appointed by Mr M & Miss H to build a home office in the unused loft space of their Victorian terraced house in North Manchester. We designed a Rear Dormer with staircase over the existing. The clients specified a floor to ceiling window to make the most of the new view 2 stories up. They also wanted bigger … Read More

Is your home suitable for a loft conversion?

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The most obvious indicator of whether your home is suitable for loft conversion is head height. The general rule of thumb is that there must be at least a 2.0 meters distance between the floor and the ceiling. If the ceiling is sloped, this distance must apply for over half of the floor space. This requirement is necessary in order … Read More