Works To Loft Spaces

Building Control Technical Guidance Leaflet No. 8

Works To Loft Spaces

This leaflet is one of a series produced by the Hertfordshire Building Control Technical Forum

Introduction

WHEN IS WORK TO A LOFT AREA CONTROLLABLE UNDER THE BUILDING REGULATIONS?

If any of the following is applicable then the works are considered to be a loft conversion and an application will be required, irrespective of the proposed use of the room: –

  • Permanent fixed stair or fixed ladder (not retractable ladder).
  • Installing a floor.
  • Lining of walls/rafters.

If any of the following applicable then the works are considered to be a structural or material alteration or other controllable works and an application will be required: –

  • In all cases the installation of rooflights constitutes building work and a Building Regulations application is required.
  • An application is required for structural alterations to the existing roof such as removal of purlins or struts.

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