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Old 28-01-2018, 10:03 AM   #11
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My dogs come to work with me each morning after we've had a walk. They love the log burner !
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Old 28-01-2018, 07:57 PM   #12
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Hi all,
Moving home in a few weeks and had to dismantle my 10x7ft 00 and 009 layout in my garden shed. That's the bad news. The good news is that the house we are moving to is a new build and has an intregal garage 22x10 and it is all mine. . The issue I have and have been unable to find a definitive answer to is do I need permission for Change of Use from the Local Authority and/or do I need to adhere to any Building Regs. I would like to have wall boards put over the bare wall (more for aesthetic reasons than for insulation) but keep the floor the same. The only walls exposed to the outside is the rear entrance and the garage door. I am not allowed to remove the garage door due to local bylaws so I thought of putting up a stud wall to hide the doors metal interior and to provide a thermal break.
Any advice would be most welcome
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It is highly unlikely you will need planning permission unless you live in a conservation area or somewhere where the local council has served notice. The latter normally occurs on new developments where the council does not want homeowners radically altering the frontage of their properties from an aesthetic point of view. Leaving the garage door in place and dividing it off inside thus creating a bin or cycle store in the front of the garage is one way round it. Look up permitted development on the government planning portal.

What you will have to comply with are building regulations. Your local BCO should be able to advise you about compliance for free but will charge you if the information you require is quite detailed. Your local government website should have a list of charges pertaining to building regulations compliance. You can always use an independent building inspector.

What constitutes habitable space is debatable. Garden offices could be considered habitable but often can be erected under permitted development and if under 30m2 no need for building regulation compliance.

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Old 29-01-2018, 10:15 AM   #13
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May be worthwhile putting an insulated garage door. We did that and it has eradicated droughts and has generally made for a better environment.
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Old 29-01-2018, 10:56 AM   #14
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May be worthwhile putting an insulated garage door. We did that and it has eradicated droughts and has generally made for a better environment.
Same here. I have (well my sons really) just insulated my garage floor, ceiling and walls and had an insulated roller door fitted. I do not live in a conservation area. I have also got a 2.5 Kw oil filled radiator to keep me cosy . Next - the modelling .....
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