Rules and Regulations

Before you go ahead with any project you need to know if the work is permitted and if so what rules and regulations must be followed by you and the tradesperson you use. Below you will find articles on a wide range of topics with links to useful resources and the governing bodies who enforce the rules.

Listed properties

Listed buildings are on a statutory list of buildings of 'special architectural or historic interest' compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

Neighbouring trees

Trees (including branches of fruit trees), shrubs and hedges belong to the owner of the land on which it grows.

Building Regulations

What are Building Regulations? Building regulations deal with any legal requirements that protect your health and safety in and around a building. It includes structural stability, energy savings' measures, fire safety, moisture resistance and making home suitable for disabled people.

Outbuilding Planning Rules

Do I need a planning permission to build an outbuilding? This includes sheds, home offices, garden rooms, greenhouses, swimming pools, ponds, garages, tennis courts and kennels.

Conservatory planning permission

Building a new conservatory may require Planning Permission. Before starting the work you should find out whether your project is subject to these requirements and contact your Local Planning Authority.