Categories: general_news
      Date: Sep 29, 2010
     Title: Exempt works

Certain buildings and works are exempt from control under the Building Regulations.

CLASS I: Buildings controlled under other legislation

CLASS II: Buildings not frequented by people

Buildings into which people do not normally go, or go only intermittently to inspect fixed plant or machinery, provided the building is at least one and a half times its height from a building frequented by people or the nearest boundary.

CLASS III: Agricultural buildings and greenhouses

Buildings used for agriculture, horticulture or fish farming, provided:


CLASS IV: Temporary buildings

Buildings, which are to be in, place for no more than 28 days.

CLASS V: Ancillary buildings

CLASS VI: Small detached buildings

CLASSVII: Extensions

The extension of a building by the addition at ground floor only of a conservatory, porch, covered yard, covered way or a carport open on at least two sides of not greater than 30m2. Glazing in conservatories and porches must satisfy the requirements of Part N of the Building Regulations (Safety in relation to impact, opening and cleaning of glazing). See the separate notes on conservatories and porches for more information. The Government may revise this list and the criteria for exemption.

Exemption from control under the Building Regulations does not imply that planning permission or listed building consent is not required. One should ensure that these are sought if they are required.