Garage Extension

Garage Extension

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert Hi can you tell me if it okay to extend an existing single garage lengthways by about 35ft , the garage wall would then replace the boundry fence , the garage is currently flat roofed and i have a large garden

Question Posted By – Archie Frew In Area – East Central Scotland
This question has been asked in a Scottish region any response below will be specific to Scottish Planning Permission or Building Regulation advice.

  1. Hello Archie.

    For planning permission not to be required you need to meet the following criteria,

    Located to the rear of the property.
    Does NOT exceed 4 metres in height. (3 metres to eaves)
    Any part of the building within 1 metre of the boundary does NOT exceed 2.5 metres in height.
    The building footprint is NOT greater than 50% of the properties outside space.
    Is NOT in a conservation area, unless it is under 4 square metres. (e.g. 2 metres by 2 metres)
    Your garage or carport is NOT within the boundary of a listed building.
    Not part of a flat, apartment, or tenement.

    And for building warrant,

    NOT more than 30 square metres. (e.g. 5 metres by 6 metres)
    Does NOT contain any solid fuel, oil or gas appliances.
    Does NOT contain any sanitary accommodation.

    If you don’t meet the above criteria you would have to apply for planning permission and/or warrant.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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