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Navigating Planning Permission for Velux Windows

Adding Velux windows to your home or property can transform a space, flooding it with natural light and fresh air. However, before embarking on this enhancement journey, it’s crucial to understand whether planning permission is required.

As experts in Velux roof windows, Yorkshire Roof Windows in Scarborough is here to shed light on the topic.

Velux windows are roof windows that are typically installed flush with the roofline. They are known for their high quality, durability, and ability to maximize natural light in attics, lofts, and other spaces beneath the roof.

In most cases, installing Velux windows falls under permitted development rights in England. This means that planning permission is not required, as long as certain criteria are met. These criteria include:

  1. Size and Positioning: The window must be installed on the roof slope and should not protrude more than 150 millimetres beyond the plane of the roof slope.
  2. No Verandas, Balconies, or Raised Platforms: The window installation should not include any additional features such as balconies or platforms.
  3. No Obscured Glazing: If the window is within 1.7 meters of the floor level, it should have obscured glazing to ensure privacy.
  4. Heritage and Conservation Areas: If your property is located in a conservation area, national park, or designated as a World Heritage Site, additional restrictions may apply. It’s advisable to consult your local planning authority in such cases.
  5. Listed Buildings: If your property is a listed building, planning permission may be required regardless of permitted development rights. It’s essential to seek advice from your local planning authority before proceeding.
  6. Building Regulations: While planning permission may not be necessary, it’s crucial to comply with building regulations, particularly concerning structural stability, thermal efficiency, and ventilation.

At Yorkshire Roof Windows, we understand the importance of compliance and quality craftsmanship.

Our team of experienced professionals can provide expert advice and assistance throughout the process, from initial consultation to installation.

We can help you assess your property, determine the most suitable Velux window options, and ensure compliance with regulations.

Installing Velux windows can enhance the aesthetics, functionality, and value of your property. Understanding the regulations surrounding planning permission is essential to ensure a smooth and successful installation process.

With Yorkshire Roof Windows in Scarborough, you can trust in our expertise to guide you through the process and bring your vision to life. Contact us today to explore your options and transform your space with beautiful Velux windows.