If you are considering any of the following modifications you will need to draw on the The Planning Advisory Group’s expertise and support:
• Conservatories • Garden Walls
• Drains • Embanking • Extensions
• External Walls • Carport
• Fences • Garage • Terracing
• Gates • Fuel Tanks • Greenhouse
• Porch • Roof • Shed • Signs
• Hedgerows • Outbuildings
• Kitchen Extensions • Summerhouse
• Garage Conversions • Trees
The definition means that the following types of project amount to ‘Building Work’:
Generally there are no obligations to consult your neighbours, but it would be sensible to do so. In any event, you should be careful that your proposed building work does not interfere with their property as this could lead to bad feeling and possibly civil action for the modification or removal of the work. For example, your work may comply with the Building Regulations but could result in the obstruction or malfunctioning of your neighbour’s boiler flue.
You should also check your boundary lines and satisfy yourself that there are no deeds of covenant which may prevent you carrying out certain types of building work close to or directly adjoining your neighbour’s property.
Unless you have a reasonable working knowledge of building construction it would be advisable before any work is started to obtain appropriate professional advice which is relevant to the building work you want to carry out (e.g. from an architect, a structural engineer, a building surveyor a heating engineer or replacement window specialist) and to choose a registered builder or a registered installer to carry out the work.