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Why do a loft conversion?
AA loft conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided certain limits and conditions are met.

A loft conversion can add a significant amount of money  – up to 20% – to the value of a property. Many families choose to convert their loft area as a means of obtaining more space without having to endure the costly and stressful process of moving home.

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Do i need planning permission?
AIf you want to build something new or make a major change to your building you will probably need planning permission. If your project needs planning permission and you do the work without getting it, you can be served an enforcement notice ordering you to undo all the changes you have made. So don’t risk it and check before you start.
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Why do i need a building contract?
AA building contract is there to protect you – the client – and help reduce risks to all parties and the project over all. Having building work done to your property can be stressful and expensive. While using a building contract won’t eliminate all the stress involved, it will offer protection, reduce risk and help make you feel more in control of your project.
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Do i need a party wall agreement?
AA party wall is the shared wall, usually between a terrace or semi-detached house, and divides the homes of two separate owners. Party Wall Agreements are most commonly needed for building works that involve loft conversions and the digging of new foundations.

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