When planning a home extension or garden building, it’s important to consider if planning permission is required and how close to the boundary line the build will be. Building regulations states that a guide distance for new builds should be a minimum of 1m, although there are several factors that can affect this dimension.
If the proposed build falls within permitted development rights, then the council must approve it as long as it meets the required regulations. For example, for a detached property, a new build must have a maximum eaves height of 3m and a total maximum height of 4m. For the exact limits, speak to a qualified architect today or visit the relevant government websites. Local building authorities are also able to provide expert advice regarding your specific area.
A householder planning application may be required, which takes into account the opinions of neighbours and any other parties that may be affected by the new build. We would advise consulting with your neighbours throughout the entire process to reduce the chance of them rejecting any proposal.
KJ Architects has extensive experience managing projects of all sizes, carrying out the design and construction process from beginning to end. There are often many challenges during the build, such as negotiating boundary lines, that must be overcome and our expert team can help.
If you have any questions regarding planning permissions or boundary lines, then please get in touch with our team today. We’ve worked on builds of hotels, social housing, civic buildings, offices, private homes and more providing domestic and private RIBA chartered services.
Speak to KJ Architects today by calling us on 01638 662393.
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