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Regulations for Timber Framed Workshop

Postby sweetorb » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:11 pm


anybody any idea about regulations? im building a timber framed workshop in my back garden and equiping it with all the usual carpentry/joinery gear (carpenter/joiner by trade). im not planning on having any permanent electricity supply as yet,probly just run it off leads an trannys for now,therefore i wouldve thort,a temporary structure.
also its not even on a permanent base,sits on a 6"x2" sub-frame.

was wondering if theres any limit on height from ground level to tallest point?

also,noise. is there any start time/end time as regards working in it? will be totally soundproofed but obviously in the summer the door and windows will be open with machine tools running.
at what point would the neighbours have cause for complaint?

any advice would be appreciated,took a week off to start it monday!

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Postby rosebery » Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:08 am

Check out "permitted development rights" and if you are still unsure talk to your local freindly BC man.

The time to stop the noise is when the neighbours pound on the door. LoL!

Or its a matter of plain common sense really.

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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:24 pm

most councils advise that noise in urban areas for workmen/diy should ideally be contained within the hours of 9am-7pm (5pm in some places) and 10am-2pm weekends. this is an advisory and is not mandatory, and will not normally become an issue until someone complains.

need to be careful if you intend to carry out professional/commercial work out there as there are stricter planning laws, not to mention tax laws, that apply. as you say if there is no permanent power supply and it is not a permanent structure you can side-step the law but if there is a lot of noise emanating on a daily basis and complaints are made the planning dept and the taxman may well raise an eyebrow. might be difficult to convince them that you are only carrying out diy.
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