Can I build an extension without building regulations?
Planning permission deals mainly with the appearance of a structure, and whether it’s in keeping with the atmosphere and aesthetic of the local environment. Building regulations, however, are concerned with whether an extension is structurally sound and safe to build. A majority of extensions will require approval under building regulations. This is to ensure that the extension does not do damage to you or someone else’s property. If an extension is built on top of a drain, or above dormant tree roots, for example, this can cause a serious problem. Conservatories, however, will not require building regulation approval if the remain at ground level (without foundations) and are less than 30 square metres in surface area.
These regulations are in place to protect you and the structural integrity of your property. As a family-run business, it matters to us that you feel safe in your home. Whatever regulations are required to get your extension up and running, we’re here to guide you through every step.Get a Free Quote