Loft Conversions Question

What are the restrictions/regulations regarding the addition of dormer windows to a loft conversion of a detached house?

Ask as if added the dormer winders will technically overlook a highway. However the road they would overlook would be a non-residential adjacent road to which there is no immediate access from the property and just farmers fields the other side of the road. The windows would not overlook the residential road in front of the house. Would this be allowed as have read that dorner windows are not allowed to overlook a highway.
Many thanks,

3 Answers

Best Answer

Hi Theresa, the first place to start asking questions is with someome who would draw up plans, or with your local building control.Phone your council office and ask to be put through to building control.
As they are the people who will ultimately approve or reject your proposal, it is best to speak to them. Tradespeople will have ideas but rules change from time to time and vary by area.
Hope this answers your question.
Regards Charlie.
Bates Carpentry.

Answered 4th Jul 2011

Bates Carpentry and Building

Member since 23 Jun 2011

You need planing and building regs to install dormer wndows.

Answered 4th Jul 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

you need to speak to a architect like myself. they would be happy to visit you and assess the situation. you may need planning or it may fall within permitted development rights, either way you will need to put plans into the council. once this has been done you can move onto the building regulations. these detailed drawings are also needed by the builder to qoute and do the job.
if i can be of any help please email me
good luck

Answered 11th Jul 2011


Member since 27 May 2010

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