With so many options – enclosed or open-sided, multiple bays, single-storey or room above – acquiring planning permission for an oak garage may appear simple, but on occasions can be complex.
You’ll also need to comply with any applicable Building Regulations – for example, being at least a metre from the boundary. Although, carports do not need Building Regulations approval providing they are open on at least two sides and have a floor area of not more than 30m2.
Planning for an oak-framed garage
Providing your proposal meets certain size and location considerations, and there is vehicular access to a drive and/or a parking space already exists, you may be deemed to have permitted development rights. Therefore, you may not need to apply for planning permission for a garage unless the structure is to the front of the house, will lie on designated land or listed building orders affect your property.
Planning for an oak-framed garage with room above
If you’re looking to build a second storey over your garage/carport, you may need planning permission and/or Building Regulations approval, depending on your intended use of the space. You may also be required to set the frame back from the front of any existing building so that it won’t be over dominant or affect any other considerations, especially the visual aspects of the property. Generally, any new outbuilding needs to be in keeping with surrounding properties.
To discuss your oak-framed garage options or for more information on successfully achieving planning permission for an oak garage, contact a member of English Heritage Buildings’ experienced team today.
Alternatively, look up the company’s range of single-storey oak-framed garages and garages with upper floors via the below website.