In general, the Building Regulations do not apply to the buildings described on this page, provided that they meet the conditions listed in each class. Where this is the case, an application for Building Regulation approval is not required.
However, if work is carried out to a currently exempt building, which would mean that it no longer meets the conditions listed, then the Regulations will apply to that work.
For example, if it were proposed to extend a small-detached domestic garage such that its floor area would exceed 30m2 (see Class 6 (1.)), the work would be subject to control under the Regulations. Additionally, if a building which currently meets the conditions for exemption, is altered, extended or has its use changed such that it would no longer meets the conditions for exemption, then the Regulations will also apply to that existing building to the extent set out in Regulation 5, 6 and 9 of the Building Regulations 2010 (As amended).
CLASS 1 Buildings controlled under other legislation
CLASS 2 Buildings not frequented by people
CLASS 3 Greenhouses and agricultural buildings
CLASS 4 Temporary buildings
CLASS 5 Ancillary buildings
CLASS 6 Small detached buildings
CLASS 7 Extensions
Please note that the information on this page is not definitive and no responsibility for errors or omissions will be borne by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Building Control Service.
Reference should always be made to the Primary Regulations.
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Remember, it may be necessary in certain cases to obtain PLANNING PERMISSION under the Town and Country Planning Act and you are advised to make the appropriate enquiry to your own professional adviser or to contact the Council's Development Control section.