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Most building work will require building regulations permission. This is different to planning permission and must be applied for separately.
Different rules apply to listed buildings and buildings in conservation areas, more information on these consents can be found on the Planning portal website.
The following types of projects are regulated:
A full list of planning and building regulations can be found on the Planning Portal, do you need permission page.
Building regulations do exempt some buildings from the need to make an application. The most common types of building work which are exempt include:
A detached single storey building, having a floor area which does not exceed 30 square metres, which contains no sleeping accommodation and is a building:
A detached building designed and intended to shelter people from the effects of nuclear, chemical or conventional weapons, and not used for any other purpose, if:
A detached building, having a floor area which does not exceed 15 square metres, which contains no sleeping accommodation.
The extension of a building by the addition at ground level of:
A full list of exemptions from building regulations can be found on the Planning Portal website.
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