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Extending intergral garage by 1 foot

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by bhm1712, 10 Jan 2011.

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    I need to extend my integral garage by around 1 foot at the front of the house. Currently the garage front is set back by around 3 feet from the front of the house (L shaped house in a way). I cant fit my classic car into the garage in its current state.

    I know i dont need planning permission to make changes internally to the garage, but would i need them to do the extension? im guessing i would but want to know for sure
     
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    as long as you keep it within the footprint off the building you should be ok but i believe you must keep the appearance the same or similar
     
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    does this apply if the house is a semi detached? as my garage is next to next doors garage and there is an ally way in between the 2. If i extend my garage, then it will stick out further than next doors garage front, but not the front of my or next doors house front! if you get me?
     
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    as long as you are talking less than 3ft rather than 4 foot and sticking out beyond the front profile off the building that needs permission
     
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    Mmm... I didn't think under permitted development you could extend past the 'front' of the house line, even if it steps back for a garage. I could be wrong however.

    Now, if you ARE able to do so, then you need to use similar building materials to construct the extended garage area...

    I have seem someone else doing this with a lovely lead roof to it, decent doors, but have constructed the frame out of timber and to the edges of this "extended" garage they have used black plastic... I am amazed no one has not dobbed them in yet...

    Paul.
     
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    So you're wanting to extend the garage by 1', which still leaves 2' between the new wall and the existing wall to the main house? I can't see why that can't be done under PD, providing you have PD rights.

    If in doubt, ask and speak to your LPA :)
     
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    the only exception is if there's a substantial distance between highway and frontage

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    well from my reading of that article i believe i need planning permission, as i will be altering the principle elevation of the building and it does front a highway.....all be it a quiet side road. The distance between the 'highway' and the principle elevation of the house is about 6 meters.
     
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