Re: Re: attic conversion to storage with fixed staircase and fak
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It would be unusual to install a fixed staircase simply to serve an attic for storage space.
Its the use of the space which will determine whether planning permission is required or not, not the dimensions or whether other properties are near or whether other properties have done it already, none of that matters really.
should you need to sell for any reason, and you are required to provide a cert of exemption, and you have an attic which is, for example, properly kitted out with flooring, plastered wall and ceiling, rooflights, electrical points, radiator etc then its highly unlikely any certifier will say that its used for storage and give you a cert of exemption.
i will echo DOCs post encouraging the engagement of an engineer and / or an architect to advise you on the issues raised, especially the structural requirements. there is no point in you putting money into a project such as this if it ends up not adding value, or even costing you more money, in the long term.