Question: Do I Need Building Regs For A Small Extension?

Can my Neighbour build an extension on the boundary line?

If you intend to build entirely on your land but the footings or foundations will extend over the boundary you may proceed once the notice has expired unless the adjoining owner objects..

Can my Neighbour hang things on my fence?

Attaching plant pots, lights or anything else to your neighbour’s wall or fence will require permission! If the wall is on the right, then you must ask your neighbour. If you go ahead and attach something, then you can technically be prosecuted for criminal damage, although cases are sporadic.

How close to a Neighbour’s property can I build?

Most common setbacks are 30 feet front, 5 feet sides, 15 feet rear, but this will vary from one jurisdiction to another, so do check with your local building department in your town or City.

Do I need plans for building regs?

Before you carry out building work, you or your agent (architect, builder or surveyor) must advise the Vale’s building control team by either submitting full plans for approval or through the building notice procedure. See How to apply for building regulations approval for more details.

Do I need to tell Neighbours about extension?

However, any work your neighbour does which might impact on the structural strength or support of any party wall (a wall that sits on the boundary line between you) must be notified to you in writing, giving you a chance to inspect the plans and make sure they don’t impinge on your property.

How close to my boundary can I build an extension?

Single story extensions to the side of your property to be no more than four meters in height and no wider than half the original size of the property. For those building a double extension on their property, you cannot go closer than seven meters to the boundary.

Can I draw my own building plans?

Paying a professional to draw out building plans can be costly. Luckily, you can download architectural software for free online and anyone with basic design knowledge can design and draw out building plans himself.

Do you need building regs to take down an internal wall?

Not all internal alternations need Building Regulations approval. However, the basic rule of thumb is that if the work involves load-bearing walls, chimneys, fireplaces or walls around staircases then any alteration will require inspection and approval from your local building control team.

What size extension can I build without planning permission?

six metresThe permitted development rules have recently been relaxed, allowing you to build an extension without planning permission of up to six metres (or eight metres if your house is detached).

Can you do your own drawings for planning permission?

With modern CAD packages available for home computers, it is not very difficult to produce your own drawings for a Planning Application providing care is taken to produce the required scale drawings for a simple extension.

What happens if you don’t have a Fensa certificate?

If you don’t have a FENSA certificate you have two options available: 1. You can apply to your local authority for a ‘Retrospective Building Regulation Compliance Certificate’. … You can take out double glazing building regulations indemnity insurance, as long as the work was completed more than a year ago.

What happens if you dont have building regs?

The Local Authority has to see that building work complies with the Regulations. If the work does not comply, you may be asked to alter or remove it. If you fail to do this, the Local Authority may serve a notice requiring you do so within 28 days, and you will be liable for the costs.

How long do building regs last?

three yearsA Building Regulation application is valid for three years from the date of deposit. If you have started the works within the three years, there is no time limit to finish.

Are building regulations enforceable after 10 years?

Despite the fact that there is no time limit on the local authority’s right to apply for an injunction, it is generally accepted that if 10 years or more have passed since the work was carried out then there is no serious risk of action fro breach of building regulations being taken.