Planning and Building Regulations for Conservatories?

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If you are considering adding a conservatory to your property, it is important to know how planning and building regulations work. Conservatories can be very useful additions to your home and can increase the value of your property. However, they need to be built according to building regulation and planning rules, and are therefore subject to a number of restrictions.

When deciding on the size of your conservatory, it is advisable to contact your local council. A Building Planning Officer will be sent to visit your conservatory to assess the building. This can take between eight and ten weeks, but may be longer if the conservatory is a particularly special one.

In most cases, conservatories fall under the same rules that govern extensions to detached and semi-detached homes in England. For example, the conservatory must be constructed at ground level and must not interfere with the fire exit of the home. The conservatory must also meet the regulations for insulation and ventilation, and have a proper door to separate it from the rest of the house.

If you are renovating a listed building, you will need to obtain Listed Building Consent. This is similar to the building regulations for extensions and conservatories and will be based on the type of construction, as well as the materials. You can find more information on this on the RIBA’s website.

For conservatories on a new build home, you can take advantage of a HMRC exemption. This means that you will not pay VAT on your new conservatory. Using UPVC or metal glazing can help you reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cool the conservatory. It is a lightweight, durable and low-maintenance material.

You should also consider the “open plan” layout of your conservatory. This will require the full Building Regs sign-off. You should also keep in mind that you will need to get planning permission if your conservatory has a glazed wall.

While you can make minor improvements to your conservatory without requiring building regulations approval, you will need to get planning permission if you want to build a new structural opening between your conservatory and the house. You will need to complete a survey, measure the space and decide on the design. You will then need to apply for planning and building regulations approval for your project.

As with any renovation or building project, you need to check with your local council for advice on whether you need to obtain planning or building regulations approval. The best advice is to apply as early as possible.

If you live in a conservation area, you will need to be extra careful. This is because you will be responsible for making sure that the conservatory you construct is in keeping with the aesthetics of your home. You will also need to follow any restrictions regarding work being carried out outside of the property.

There are many options for conservatory designs and styles. From classic designs such as Victorian and Edwardian period styles to contemporary, sleek designs. In general, a well-designed conservatory will complement the original house and add value.

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