Building Regulations Are A Key Factor To Consider For All Loft Extensions

When it comes to loft conversions, not every one will need planning permission. There are a number of loft conversions that can be built without the need for planning consent from the local council. That being said, just because a loft conversion doesn’t need planning permission, does not mean that it can go without building regulations.

Regardless of whether a loft conversion needs planning permission or not, it will always require building regulations approval. This is as standard, regardless of what you’re doing to your property. This is an area however, in which many get confused and all too often, find themselves avoiding building regulations approval. Without this, you could find yourself in a great deal of trouble when it comes to not only selling your property, but the subsequent value of your property also.

Clapham Construction Loft Conversions Meet All Building Regulations

What Is Building Regulations Approval For?

Building regulations approval is there to ensure:

  • The structural strength of the floor
  • The stability of the structure itself
  • Fire regulations have been adhered to
  • The stairs have been designed safely to the new floor
  • Sound insulation has been put in place between the loft conversion and the floors below

What Happens If It’s Not Approved?

If your loft conversion doesn’t adhere to building regulations, you could find yourself being forced to take down your loft conversion completely or in the very least, alter works which could become extremely costly if not done correctly in the first place.

The builder or contractor carrying out the works could also find themselves facing a rather large fine too. Here at Clapham Construction Service, we provide loft conversions which adhere to all building regulations and ensure your loft conversion is build regs approved and subsequently signed off. With our team by your side, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands at every stage.

You May Struggle To Sell Your Home Without It?

If you still decide to avoid building regulations approval after having constructed your loft conversion, you may also find you struggle to sell your home later down the line. Buyers may also be put off by the fact that there is no assurance the loft conversion has been built to a good standard. While it is the case that sellers may only become aware later down the line, it’s evident that they will eventually become aware following the legal checks every buyer’s solicitor goes through.

Once a seller finds out that the loft conversion in your property doesn’t have the necessary approvals, then major issues arise for three significant reasons:

  • Your property may not actually be worth the full asking price or anywhere near that
  • The loft conversion may not be habitable
  • The mortgage lender of the potential buyer may not continue with the mortgage offer

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Contact Clapham Construction Today

It’s clear to see that avoiding building regulations approval would be a very dangerous route to go down. With Clapham Construction Service however, you needn’t worry. Not only are you dealing with loft conversion specialists but you can rest assured that we’ll take care of the legalities for you. For more help and advice, simply contact us today on 0203 950 7957.

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