Is building regulations approval needed for an extension?
Most extensions of properties require approval under the Building Regulations.
There are a number of classes of new buildings or extensions of existing buildings that do not need Building Regulations approval, i.e. are exempt from the Regulations. Read more about exemptions.1
The following pages give an indication of some of the elements normally required to satisfy the requirements of the Regulations when building an extension.
The following common work sections give an indication of several other elements normally required to satisfy the requirements of the Regulations when building an extension:
- Doors and windows2
- External walls5
- Kitchens and Bathrooms6
- Internal walls7
You must also find out whether the work you intend to carry out falls within The Party Wall etc. Act 19969.
A planning consultant may help with the smooth running of your extension project, and guide you on your building regulation requirements. To find an accurate consultancy quote, explore Studio Charrette's calculators10.
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