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May 4th, 2011

Will i need planning permission?

Full planning permission is not always required depending on the type of the property and the type/size of the loft conversion you wish to build. Most loft conversions fall within the permitted dvelopement rights, in this instance Charles Grosvenor always apply for a ‘Certificate of Lawful Developement’ from your local planning office to ensure the…

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March 22nd, 2011

How quickly can we get started?

Our company policy is to have all of the approvals in place prior to commencing with the building work. Once we have the plans prepared and the planning (or certifiacte of lawful development) and building regulations approval, we can typically start the conversion within 3-4 weeks. The exact timing would be confirmed during a ‘Pre-Build…

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February 9th, 2011

Can you build from client’s own plans?

We can build from clients own plans providing that we are satisfied that they are adequate to obtain the necessary approval, the way in which the loft conversion is designed is the most cost effective to construct and the design will not cause unnecessary disruption (such as internal brick piers and beams below the ceiling when…

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January 24th, 2011

Where will the staircase go?

We would try to design the stairase to be fitted over the existing to give the continuation of handrails and balustrades etc and to avoid loosing space from an existing 1st floor bedroom. However this would only be possible if there is sufficient headroom to the new staircase leading to the loft conversion and the…

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