Buildings exempt from requiring Building Regulation approval

Porches

The construction of a porch built at ground level with a floor area of no more that 30 square metres is normally exempt from Building Regulations approval, provided that any glazing and fixed electrical installation complies with the Building Regulations (for example Part N - Glazing and Part P - electrical safety).

In addition, for a porch to be exempt from Building Regulations, the front entrance door between the existing house and the new porch must remain in place and where the house has ramped or level access (for prams or wheelchairs), it is essential that the porch must not adversely affect the access.

For further information explore the LABC website or interactive guide on the Planning Portal.

Please contact the Building Control team for further information.

Last updated 19/10/2012

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Building Control

Address: Telford & Wrekin Council
PO Box 457
Wellington Civic Offices
Telford
TF2 2FH

Post code for Sat Nav: TF1 1LX

Tel: 01952 384555

Fax: 01952 384110

Email: buildingcontrol@telford.gov.uk

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