Where can you find out more details?
To see for yourself what the building regulations relate specifically to the work you want to carry out, visit The Planning Portal Interactive House. The model house is fully interactive and at the click of your mouse not only informs you which building regulations apply it also outlines if any planning permission is required.
For example, if you want to build an extension or an addition, the portal outlines that building regulations generally apply if you want to build an extension to your home. 'However, a porch or conservatory built at ground level and with a floor area of no more than 30m2 is normally exempt...'
A click through to another page within the Planning Portal more fully details which building regs apply for any given job, and also advises what you may or may not do without planning permission. The interactive house model also details 'a greener homes' section, which outlines the benefits of eco technologies. It's an invaluable first port of call for all aspects of building.
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