Garage 30M2 building regs

19 Sep 2011
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I am in the process of applying for planning permission for my father in laws new garage and covered walkway, its a definite planning application as it is alongside the road in the front of the house (actually the old sheds burned down in a fire and we are replacing) I know it will need building regs as its outside the 30m2 rule and roof is higher than 3000mm at the front (single pitch), my question is tho, its a low spec build, timber frame and timber clad with a tin roof, that's what's going in for planning, in relation to building regs, what are we trying to satisfy for a structure like this??? not planning to insulate is this ok??
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Foundations, structure, resistance to and spread of fire, drainage.
A tin roof sounds like a recipe for loads of condensation.
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what I mean is does it really matter if there are foundations, would like to brick up the plinth same as the old house...straight of the bedrock!!
With a mixer by hand I guess he means. I've done several slabs on my own in a day of 2 ton. But that doesn't go far a strip foundation for a 20x 10 greenhouse or half a garage slab.


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Hi Guys,

I am looking to build a garage as large as I can without building regs, it seems I can go up to 30M2 highest point not more than 2.5M 1M inside the boundary and as long as the electrics are done by a certified pro I should be fine.

Does anyone know if i need planning permission the garage will back onto a lane from a large garden I have read many thing in different places like as long as it is less than 50% of the property floor space and not infront of the front elevation again should be fine.

You guys seem to have good info, please advise if possible.


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