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Published: 21 January 2022 in Help & Advice

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Modular Build?

Do building regulations apply to Portable Buildings?

Two questions that we are often asked at Springfield are:

  • Do I Need Planning Permission for a Modular Build?
  • Do building regulations apply to Portable Buildings?

The answer is always yes, and yes.

However, before panic and trepidation set in, we quickly add “but our planning permission team will handle the project for you every step of the way”.

We manage the process from start to finish so you don’t have to.

Planning permission is managed for you by our experienced compliance and standards team.

They understand the intricacies and challenges and how to get the job done without fuss or unnecessary delay and will handle all the necessary paperwork and communication.

Further peace of mind is provided with regard to building regulations with the knowledge that every building we build meets all necessary standards for the design and construction of buildings. Every technical aspect of our construction is approved and regulation compliant.

The answer to both questions is, therefore, yes, but nothing to worry you – we look after planning permission and guarantee building regulations are met with each and every building we construct.

Guidance & Information on Planning Permission and Building Regulations:

Planning permission is needed for any building in situ for more than 28 days, this includes hiring units too. It typically takes 12 weeks to gain approval depending on your local authority.

Building regulations cover Structural stability, Fire & Electrics safety, site preparation, moisture resistance, cavity fill insulation, sound insulation, ventilation, hygiene, drainage, waste disposal, design, installation and testing of electrics, building safety, conservation of fuel & power along with disabled access.

Our buildings are also energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and built in accordance with our comprehensive sustainability policy.

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