Do I need Building Regulations approval to construct a detached garage?

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No, provided that the garage meets the following conditions.

  • It is less than 30 square metres internal floor area
  • It is a single storey
  • It is one metre from any boundary or constructed of non-combustible materials (including the roof).

Any other garage will require an application. If in doubt please contact Building Control

Published: 27 July 2012 - 7:58am

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