What building works are exempt?
Some types of domestic work are exempt from the requirements of the Building Regulations.
A detached single storey building, having a floor area not exceeding 30m2, which contains no sleeping accommodation and is a building -
No point of which is less than 1 metre from the boundary of its curtilage; or
Which is constructed substantially of non-combustible material
e.g. a detached garage.
A detached building, having a floor area not exceeding 15m2, which contains no sleeping accommodation e.g. a greenhouse/garden shed.
The extension of a building by the addition at ground level of:
A conservatory, porch, covered yard or covered way; or
A carport open on at least two sides where the floor area does not exceed 30m2.
In the case of a porch or conservatory any glazing should meet the requirements of the Building Regulations. (i.e. glazing in most doors and adjacent windows and in windows with a cill level less than 800mm above floor level should be in a safety glass).
Further information concerning these points can be obtained by contacting your Local Building Control Office.
Even though proposals may be exempt from the Building Regulations they may still require Planning Permission. This has to be applied for separately.
Do remember that although it may appear the regulations do not apply to some of the work you wish to undertake, the end result of doing that work could lead to contravention of the regulations. The work - whether or not controlled - could have implications for adjacent property.