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Garage planning permission

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by jackryan, 13 Feb 2017.

  1. jackryan

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    We are thinking of getting a new garage built as shed won't be any good for storing electric tools etc since it stays humid leading to rust.

    We have a shed on its last legs on the side of the property at the end of driveway. Instead of building a garage there. Thinking of getting rid of it.

    - Can I build right at the at the end(plan attached) of the plot? so that side and rear wall of garage is at border of plot?

    I have added sketch plan to give better idea. Would be contacting planning department in council, but thought would get view from experts in here. Thanks

    -Property not in conservation area, and in derbyshire if that helps.
     

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    Unless it's fully insulated with suitable heating and ventilation - the garage will be the same.
     
  3. nickjb

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    You can build right up to boundary. It'll limit your roof height to 2.5m if you want to do it without planning but that's ok for a garage. Just need to check your house has permitted development rights then look at the requirements for building under permitted development. Other than the height it's pretty easy to do.

    As above a garage is no guarantee of a damp free environment. In fact in my experience wooden buildings tend be slightly better. That said a well built building will be better than a leaky one.
     
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    2.5m roof height? Thought it was 3m eaves, 4m ridge height for permitted development?
     
  5. foxhole

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    That's right , my garage is 3.9m and built on perimeter [brick construction], no planning required, I think it has to be further from boundary if flammable materials used i.e timber .
     
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    Yes 2.5m is the maximum height if any part of the structure is within 2 metres of the boundary. A garage 3.9m in height alongside the boundary would require planning permission.

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/...ntal-to-the-enjoyment-of-a-dwellinghouse/made

    (e)the height of the building, enclosure or container would exceed

    (i)4 metres in the case of a building with a dual-pitched roof,

    (ii)2.5 metres in the case of a building, enclosure or container within 2 metres of the boundary of the curtilage of the dwellinghouse, or

    (iii)3 metres in any other case;

    (f)the height of the eaves of the building would exceed 2.5 metres;
     
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    Yes. My 2.5m figure is the current max for outbuildings near a boundary as Napoleon shows. The rules changed a few years ago so maybe yours, foxhole, was built before then to the older numbers. If it was recent it'll need planning
     
  8. Khuz29

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    Very much what nick said, permitted development 2.5m in height, with added point of it not covering more than 50% of the garden area. An exception to the permitted development rules is that it can lead to complaints from neighbors who can force you to tear it down, extremely rare but not unheard of. As a courtesy might be worth just having an informal chat about it with them over a cuppa first and judge their reaction. Might be worth looking at building it using SIP's with bricks as the face which should be more cost effective.
     
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    SIP's for a garage! WTF! :LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    Thought I'd seen something about heating and insulation in the thread. Any reason you wouldn't?
     
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    Cost, hassle, design, prolly a few others I've not thought of.
     
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    OK - Had a look at the document and can't work out whether if within 2m of a boundary, the max height can be 2.5m or is that eaves height? If so what's the total roof height?

    If 2.5m max height, that's a flat roof only in reality.....
     
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    Both. See attached. (d) (ii) height of building limited to 2.5m; (e) height of eaves limited to 2.5m.
     

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    2.5m is the max height of the eaves of any building. As well as that if you are within 2m of a boundary then the overall max height is 2.5m so as you say petty much flat roof only.
     
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