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Replacing garage doors with timber wall

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Loofah, 24 Nov 2013.

  1. Loofah

    Loofah

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    I have an separate garage, brick build with two wooden doors that open outward. They don;t fit all that well anymore and the timber frame is rotting in places.
    As I can't use it as a garage I've decided to remove the doors and rotten frame and replace with a timber stud wall with a window and finish off with cladding.
    I have a couple of questions; firstly is there any reason I wouldn't be allowed to do this due to planning or other reason? Secondly, what should be the required separation between uprights and noggins? 600mm?

    EDIT: Also, do I need to add a header above the window frame or could that just be screwed into the wooden lintel above it?
     
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    Quick call to local council planning will answer question 1 , will this amount to a change in use?
     
  4. Loofah

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    Not at all, just a way of stopping the leaky doors and rotting frame. I can't see any reason why I shouldn't be allowed but wondered if anyone here has experienced it before I check with our council planners.
     
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