What is a Piggyback conversion?

A piggyback loft conversion removes all of the existing roof and raises the perimeter walls approximately 1.3m. When the new pitched roof is built on top of the newly raised perimeter walls, it creates much more head height and, ultimately, a more practical living space.

Benefits of a Piggyback loft conversion

The benefits of having a piggyback conversion is that you gain significant head height at the slope of the roof. This achieves more walkable space without having to add a dormer conversion.

Piggyback conversion

Will you need planning permission?

A piggyback conversion will always require planning permission before works can commence. This is due to the ridge being raised, which does not fall within the guidelines of a Certificate of Lawfulness. Here at The Loft Room, we will submit the relevant applications on your behalf to obtain the correct approval.

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Will you need planning permission?

A piggyback conversion will always require planning permission before works can commence. This is due to the ridge being raised, which does not fall within the guidelines of a Certificate of Lawfulness. Here at The Loft Room, we will submit the relevant applications on your behalf to obtain the correct approval.

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Planning Requirements
Party Wall Information

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