Kent is home to some of the country’s most coveted areas and some excellent schools, so once a family has lived within the area for a while they are often reluctant to move. Loft conversions are a fantastic way to stay in your family home while increasing the amount of living space and privacy you have within your house.
Planning Permission in Kent
The county is home to dozens of conservation areas, where you may need to get planning permission to make any changes to the exterior of the house. This could mean that there are further limitations on the type of materials that you can use or the type of loft conversion you can add to your home. In a lot of cases, this means that you can add a Velux loft conversion to the house, but not a Mansard loft conversion because it changes the pitch of the roof and overall look of your home.
In most cases, however, loft conversions are allowed as a permitted development. However, it is important to check before commencing any building work since you may have exceeded the number of permitted developments on your home or could be living in a house with an ‘Article 4 Direction’ which places restrictions on your property in particular. For example, there are numerous homes with Article 4 and Article 4 (2) directions in Swale where the Council believes the building has special architectural or historic interest.
Our team are happy to advise you on the restrictions to your home and guide you through the process of gaining planning permission (if necessary). We have extensive experience within Kent, which allows us to provide in-depth guidance and valuable advice at every stage of the build.
We are proud of our beautiful loft conversions throughout Dartford, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Gravesham, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Swale, Canterbury, and Dover. We have worked throughout the Kent to provide a range of loft conversions that add value to the homes, and space for the families living in them.