Manuel Builders have a wealth of experience in both the design and construction of loft conversions. All our conversions are fully compliant with local building control regulations, with in-house architectural and structural services available on request. Whether you are looking to create a Velux, Dormer or Gable type of loft conversion, we have a proven track record in constructing quality lofts on time and on budget.

Do I need planning for my loft ?

A loft conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

  • A volume allowance of 40 cubic metres additional roof space for terraced houses
  • A volume allowance of 50 cubic metres additional roof space for detached and semi-detached houses
  • No extension beyond the plane of the existing roof slope of the principal elevation that fronts the highway
  • No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof
  • Materials to be similar in appearance to the existing house
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms
  • Side-facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor
  • Roof extensions may not to be permitted development in designated areas
  • Roof extensions, apart from hip to gable ones, to be set back, as far as practicable, at least 20cm from the original eaves
  • The roof enlargement cannot overhang the outer face of the wall of the original house.



Contact your local council for more information.


loftWhitby Ave Broadstone. Loft created 2 double bedrooms & 1 family bathroom


Call us anytime.. We will gladly meet you at your home and provide a free consultation to discuss the best options for a loft to be proud of.



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Manuel Builders
209 Seafield Road,

Tel: 01202 424790
Mobile: 07792 069910

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