Adjoining brick outbuilding

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Jasonnaylor, 6 Apr 2020.

  1. Jasonnaylor


    6 Apr 2020
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    United Kingdom
    Good evening,

    I have a couple of questions about a future DIY project.

    I bought my grandads house from him a few years ago and I've been slowly renovating it. The house is now finished and all that is left to the sort is the adjoining brick outbuildings and garage.

    Question is, can I replace the two doors that enter the brick outbuildings myself or do I need to go through buildings control etc etc. In a nutshell is the outbuilding under the same regulatory control as the main house?

    It is bare brick single skin construction butted onto the end of the house. There is a new uPVC door at the boundary to the main house

    Pictures attached. Thanks for your time!

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  3. ^woody^


    3 Sep 2006
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    West Mids
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    You don't need to go through building control for replacement doors anyway.

    But for reference, if the door from the outbuilding to the main house is kept as an external grade door, then the outbuilding is not strictly treated as part of the main house for many building regulations, but some may well still apply eg those related to fire safety, electrics and some others.
  4. If you are just replacing the external doors to the 'outbuilding' and they aren't within 1m of a boundary
    so just replace them with new external doors.
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