Yep, that's one of a multitude of cementitious boards, which I mentioned previously:Baja-king":y5ohosvm said:
MikeG.":y5ohosvm said:......... There are alternatives, such as cementitious boards (Eternit is one such) which mimic timber feather edge boarding, and are non-combustible........
Thanks for the reply. Been having issues sending pictures.MikeG.":2izzx4qf said:Oooh, interesting one. I've never thought of that.
As far as I recall, there is nothing in the Permitted Development stuff which defines the use of house extensions. However, you might run into Building Regulations issues for a number of reasons. I think I'm right in saying that such an extension would be controllable, so would have to be built to BR......thus building as per my details (linked to in my signature) wouldn't be possible, and the foundations would need to be full depth etc. Add on the inspection fees, and this would be an expensive route to go down compared to building an independent lightweight structure.
Don't be shy of a planning application. Design the shed you want, rather than the shed which falls within PD, drop it on here and we'll see what the best way forward is.
Again I would caution about mixing up Planning Permission and Building Regulations. It is perfectly possible (indeed, common), to get planning permission to build something which isn't permitted by Building Regulations. Your advice here is conflating the two different things. I would also say that in tight urban settings it is extremely common to see outbuildings used as boundaries, so it can be done...........but how it is done is critically important. I agree with your implication that maintaining reasonable relationships with your neighbours is important.DoctorWibble":37zst9ff said:Building right on the boundary is unlikely to be allowed for a bunch of reasons. ...... Then there are fire hazards : the old rules about being a metre from fences (now two metres) specifically referred to combustible structures.......
Just a caveat here - DraftSight have made a decision to stop their 'Free' version at the end of this year. Not only that, when you try to open the program it will 'Phone Home' and simply close if you don't have a valid (paid for) licence. If you don't have an internet connection, the program closes anyway!colinc":3pqdujp0 said:...I did my own planning drawings (used a free 2d cad package Draftsight) which were very simple.