?building regs for utility in a garage?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by sandi, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. sandi

    sandi New Member

    putting a 3mx1.5m utility into a garage. Has entry from conservatory and exit into existing garage. Will have fire door and suitable insulation and roof will be 1.5m below existing garage roof - does it need building regs?
     
  2. getroofingquotes

    getroofingquotes New Member

    Building regs varies in different location. Depends on where your location is.
     
  3. Sean_ork

    Sean_ork Screwfix Select

    building regulations are fairly standardised, everything built should be designed and built with them in mind  - it's planning permission that you should be asking the question about

    you may well find that you will be allowed to proceed on the basis that the works are a permitted development however advice from your local planning and building regulations department should first be sought
     
  4. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    You will need building regs if your house is open permanently to the conservatory.

    There may be other reasons.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
     
  5. DOHdesigns

    DOHdesigns New Member

    Hi Sandi,

    As Sean_ork said... the works may not require Planning Approval, but that depends on a few factors, one of which is whether your property has its PD rights still intact. Only the LPA can answer this for you.

    As for Building Regulations, yes you will require them. You're converting a non-habitable space into habitable. As well as that, there will be associated drainage works, etc... You could look at dealing with the Building Regulations side under a Building Notice. Even though the same price as a Full Plans application, not as much detail/drawings are required.

    Regards,

    Damian Hill
    DOHdesigns
     

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