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Wickes conservatory 3060mm deep
end of terraced house, so yes, it's attached to another house.
been looking at a Wickes Edwardian dwarf wall conservatory
3730mm wide by 3060mm deep.
i've read that the building regs state i can't go out more than 3m
from the house because it's attached to another property.
CRAZY that wickes build it at 3060 and not 3000!!!
Would i really have to rip it down if the council 'popped round'?
This won't be to do with building regs but it refers to planning permission. The 3m projection is just one of the points you will have to make sure you conform to if you don't want to have to put in a planning application. You may be able to find another conservatory that will allow you to fall within the 3m distance but make sure you look on planning portal website to make sure you can comply with the other measurements. If the council's planning team found out about the conservatory then you would be given a certain time frame by their enforcement team to submit an application or remove it. It is not often that small conservatories are refused but if they are, you will either have to remove it or submit an appeal within 8 weeks. If that is refused you will definitely have to remove it.
Building regs will need to be applied for if you want to make the conservatory open to the rest of the house and/or it is over 30m2.
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Answered 12th Apr 2013