Planning permission required to convert flat roof to pitched

Discussion in 'Sites, planning, self-builds and extensions' started by Chris2014, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Chris2014

    Chris2014 Frequent Poster

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    Hi

    I bought a house that has a two storey extension with a flat roof.

    The engineer recommends to convert the second storey flat roof into a pitched roof by extending the existing pitched roof.

    Is planning required for this?

    Thanks
     
  2. kceire

    kceire Frequent Poster

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    Yes is my opinion.
    As the pitched roof would breach the exempted regulations.
     
  3. Chris2014

    Chris2014 Frequent Poster

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    Ok so that would imply that if someone was building a two storey extension that was within the rules of planning exemption their only option is a flat roof. That would make sense why they used a flat roof alright.

    Is there any way of getting a pitched roof without the planning in that situation i wonder.
     
  4. kceire

    kceire Frequent Poster

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    True, as in order to be exempt the roof has to be below eaves level.
    You also have other exemption limits for 2 storey, such as the floor area and distance to boundaries, so hopefully these have been adhered to.

    To answer the question, no there's no other way to get a pitched roof other than go through the planning process. Should be a straight forward process. Where are you based?
     
  5. Chris2014

    Chris2014 Frequent Poster

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    Waterford City
     
  6. kceire

    kceire Frequent Poster

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    You could lodge a Section 5 application to the council and they will tell you officially if you require planning or not.