From Barn Conversions to Single-Storey Extensions in Otley | Complying with Building Regulations

Like any reputable building contractor, ATK Building Solutions assumes the responsibility for completing construction work in full compliance with current UK Building Regulations. While certain aspects have exemption from these regulations, any form of ‘building work’ as defined in regulation 3 must, by law, fully comply. Generally speaking, this pertains to projects such as extending or altering an existing structure, erecting a new building and providing services or fittings for a building in relation to rainwater drainage, foul water, washing and sanitary facilities, hot water cylinders, replacement windows and fuel burning appliances.

 

As a result, building regulations apply in varying degrees to barn conversions, house extensions (both double and single-storey extensions) and the new builds we create as a house builder. Naturally, we clarify the relevance of building regulations to projects in Otley at the earliest opportunity.

 

By way of an introductory guide, we have taken a closer look below at how building regulations help to shape some of the core services we provide as a building contractor. To discuss anything from single-storey extensions to barn conversions, talk to one of our house builders by calling 01937 326 022.

HOUSE EXTENSIONS

While some house extensions (usually single-storey extensions) fall within the classification of Permitted Development, the list of limitations and conditions is long and detailed. We can’t cover the entirety on this page, but we listed some of the more frequently occurring caveats below.

 

• House extensions cannot cover more than half of the land surrounding the original structure

• House extensions cannot be added to a principal or side elevation fronting onto a highway

• The maximum height of the eaves and ridge of house extensions cannot exceed that of the original house

• Rear-of-property single-storey extensions must not have a height over 4 metres

• Two-storey extensions must remain at least 7 metres away from boundaries at the rear

 

NEW BUILDS

When it comes to construction of a brand-new property in Otley, or indeed any other location nationwide, Building Regulations have a huge impact on the way house builders approach a project. Building Regulations start from Part A (structure) and extend all the way through to Part P (electrics), with each ‘part’ relating to a specific aspect of the construction process. For example, Part B relates to fire safety, Part F to ventilation, Part H to drainage and Part N to glazing.

 

Quite simply, as a house builder, Building Regulations cover practically every aspect of our work. Like any reputable building contractor, however, we always produce work in full compliance with the necessary regulations.

 

BARN CONVERSIONS

Due to the amount of work involved in converting a barn in Otley into a habitable space, a wide range of Building Regulations apply to the process. Variations may occur from project to project depending on how property owners intend to use their spaces. Some of the more common regulations which apply to barn conversions include Part C (contamination and damp), Part E (sound), Part D (toxicity) and Part M (access).

 

When it comes to individual barn conversions, a building contractor from our team happily sits down with you to discuss the specific nature of your project.

If you live in Otley and would like more information on double and single-storey extensions, barn conversions or new builds, call 01937 326 022.

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