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It is recommended that you use the Full Plans form for loft conversions; however, if the works are in relation to non-domestic premises the Full Plans application form must be used.

For domestic premises only, the Building Notice form may be used:

Fees

For some Full Plans applications, part of the fee is payable upon submission of the application, and the other part is invoiced for, after the first inspection by Building Control officers. This is dependent on the work category and is shown within the charges information.

For a Building Notice application, fee is payable upon submission of the application.

Domestic premises

Storing light materials in lofts

Up to 50% of the floor area of the roof space may be loosely boarded to store light items such as suitcases and Christmas decorations before requiring Building Regulation approval.

Ceiling joists are only intended to act as a fixing for the ceiling below and are not designed for heavy loads. It is important to prevent overloading ceiling joists.