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Building Extension on top of an Existing Single Extension

Postby paultoolbox » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:56 pm


Please could i have some advice

A friend of mine has asked me to build a extension on top of their single story extension.

The extension there now is 6ft x 8ft and is a bathroom. The new extension they want is for a shower room toilet.

I have suggested to build a timber frame and clad the external

would you need building regs /planning ?

Also suggested a pvc frame half panel half glass. They have a secluded back

No one can see on to their back garden

Any help please

Thank you, Paul
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:09 pm

you will still need planning consent, a upvc panel type construction would not pass building regs, you could use timber but that's up to the planning officer
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Postby collectors » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:45 am

As above you will need a building inspector. But i would first check the exsisting foundations a strong enough before you start as the local inspector may ask you to dig a test hole to see the depth of the foundations.
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