Basement Planning and Regulations
Basement Planning and Regulations
Basement Planning and Regulations

Planning & Building Regulations

If you are looking to convert an existing basement from beneath your home into a habitable space then you will need to get the right approval. A basic conversion from a storage area to an area you can live in usually only involves building control approval, however, if you plan on adding external access, new windows or doors, then you might be required to obtain additional planning consent.

When we first meet with you to discuss your project, our surveyor will speak to you to find out what you want from the project and can advise on if you need any additional planning approvals. The type of permission that you require might differ, but local authorities are unlikely to refuse. This is because the work won’t significantly alter the building’s appearance or affect the view of the surrounding area.

For more information visit www.planningportal.gov.uk.

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