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In most homes, the timber joists that form the ‘floor’ of the loft space will not have been designed to support a significant weight

If you decide to lay flooring boards over the existing joists in the loft space, this may require a Building Regulations Application to Building Control. Your local Building Control body will be able to advise you on this issue.

Learn more on the Planning Portal.

Protected Species

Although planning permission is not required, a wildlife licence may be required if the work will affect protected species like bats.

Contact Natural England for advice.