Not all work requires consent under the Building Regulations. The following list, although not exhaustive, outlines the more common building work which is exempt from the regulations.
The addition of the following where the floor area does not exceed 30m2:
Note 1 - In the case of a conservatory or porch that is wholly or partially glazed, safety glass must be used in certain positions e.g. at low level.
Note 2 - To qualify for the exemption above, conservatories and porches must be unheated, or have a heating system completely independent from the system heating the main property.
Work carried out by a member of an appropriate Competent Persons Scheme e.g.
The Interactive House on the Planning Portal gives useful guidance regarding exemptions, and further advice about the Competent Persons Scheme can be found by visiting the Government's Communities website.
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