Garden outhouse change of use

Garden outhouse change of use

I have a brick outhouse in my back garden with an internal floor dimension of 8’x5′

It is currently used for storage but I am currently waiting on planning permission to change the use to a small dog grooming workspace.

It already has electricity but I will get this checked to fit with regulations.

I will arrange for a plumber to extend outside water supplies to the outhouse for a dog bath (waste drainage and water supply 4 foot from outhouse).

These would be the only improvements required. No external or structural changes would be made.

Would I require a building warrant under these circumstances?

  1. Thanks for your question.

    Yes, it is likely Building Warrant Approval will be required for this change of use, if it is to be no longer used as a domestic building and will be used for business purposes. The change in use will constitute a conversion and therefore non-domestic Building Regulations will apply and a warrant is required.

    Please get in touch if you require further assistance.

    Stuart Bishop, RIAS, RIBA
    SBAD Architect
    0774 8022274
    stuart@sb-ad.com
    http://www.sb-ad.com

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