Oak balconies offer a great way of adding extra space to a first floor room, providing a beautiful area to sit and relax. Traditionally we normally use oak handrails and balustrading or, to make the most of your views, this can be replaced with glass. Generally, the floor is decked with oak, however Round Wood offers a wide selection of timber decking that compliments the green oak framework.
Legislation around the construction of a building can be complex and the ultimate responsibility for ensuring your project meets planning and building regulations lies with you.
Some of our frames meet planning exemption criteria and may be eligible for construction under permitted development rights. If the site is on what is classed as designated land, which include Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and conservation areas etc., the permitted development rights vary slightly. It also depends on where you want to put the building within your site, for example, structures in the front garden or near to the boundary, may not qualify and would typically require planning. We recommend you check the latest guidance on the Planning Portal and make a phone call to your local authority to obtain the information required.
We are able to assist with the Planning Permission process, if required, and can provide Planning Drawings for submission with an application.
As a guide, building regulation approval is usually required if your building has an internal footprint greater than 30m2 or is less than 1m from a boundary with a floor area greater than 15m2. If the building contains habitable accommodation or has a fixed heating system, approval will be required.
However, regulations are subject to change, so please obtain definitive guidance from your Planning Officer or Building Inspector.
Please contact our team if you require further advice or a full planning service.
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