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Rooflights Flat Roof – Do You Need Formal Planning Permission To Install Them?

Rooflights flat roof located can be a valuable addition to any home, as they add not only an attractive feature but also benefits in terms of allowing extra, natural light to pour into a roof or loft space. But what about planning permission? Is this needed before you go ahead with the build? The simple answer is generally, no. The installation of flat roof lights is no cause for concern, provided the building is a single domestic home rather than a flat or maisonette. Also, the building must not be a listed property, nor stand within a designated conservation area.

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The planning regulations allow for homeowners to re-roof their houses and carry out such roof alterations as they see fit, including the installation of glass rooflights for flat roofs, provided the following conditions are met. Firstly, the roof lights installed must not stand proud of the roof by more than 150mm. Secondly, no such addition must stand at a higher elevation than the highest existing point of the roof itself. And thirdly, if the window is to be positioned on a side elevation of the roof, then that roof light must contain opaque glass and be either non-opening or stand over 1.7 metres above the floor level of the room below.

The same conditions apply to flat roof skylight: again, no planning permission for skylights is required, provided the above conditions are met. If you have any doubts about your ability to meet these requirements, it is always best to check with the local authority planning department and/ or your supplier before committing to any course of action.

If you require further information on flat rooflights flat roof options, get in touch with a member of our team. Have queries? Feel free to call us on 020 3633 3224, email us at [email protected] or fill out the online contact form on our website, and the specialist team at Toughened Glass Systems will get back to you.

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