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What size structure can you build in your backyard without getting approval

  1. Do you need permission to build any height of structure?

You have lots of outside space which you do not really make use of, and you get under each other’s feet inside, because there is not enough space. Building a shed or outhouse can be the perfect solution. You can use the new structure for anything choose; as a storage space, as a play room for the kids or as a place for the adults to get away for some peace and quiet.
If you read the rules, you will see that you do not usually need permission to build a structure that is less than three meters tall, from the ground. But, this is not always the case. You should always check for local laws and restrictions before you start to build. If you do not do this, there is a chance you could have problems in the future. You may even be asked to remove a structure if you built it without getting the necessary permission.
    1. Financing your project

Getting permission is not the only thing you need to consider before you start to build a structure on your land. It may be nice to think about having a fully - equipped place where you can socialize, but do you have the budget to pay for things like an electricity supply, decorations, and furnishings. You need to make sure you have a realistic budget in place so that you can plan your project accordingly. Do not forget that you need to allow for any unexpected costs. No matter how well you plan, there may still be a few surprises on the way.
    1. How well do you know your land?

One of the main considerations, if you are building, is to know where the land boundaries are. If there is any doubt about the boundaries, and the structure may potentially be breaching them, it's worth seeking help from a residential property surveyor. They can help you define the boundaries of your land. They can also help you to identify any obstacles that may be present, which need to be taken into consideration when you are planning the building project.
    1. What to think about when hiring professionals

Depending on the size of your project, you may need help with the design and building of the structure. It may seem tempting to accept the services of your cousin's best mate because he has “built a few things before”. After all, he will probably charge you a lot less than construction professionals.

The problem is that by doing this, you could end up spending more money in the long term, and could put yourself in danger. Both of these things can happen if the structure is constructed badly. It's a far better idea to hire insured and licensed professionals, who have a good reputation. You may have to pay more for the project, but you have the peace of mind of knowing it will be completed to a good standard.


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