Buildings exempt from requiring Building Regulation approval
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.
Please contact the Building Control team for further information.
Last updated 19/10/2012