If you have an idea for building in your back yard it may seem tempting to just commence the process. Once the idea is formed you are probably going to be excited about the project and just want to get it started as soon as possible so it can be completed quickly and you can start to benefit from the new structure.
It’s important that you take time to consider what you need to do before you get started. If you do not do this then you may eventually face some negative consequences. We are going to take a look at what you need to consider before you start building in your back yard.
Why seeking permission is important
If you are building a new structure on your property, or adding to the current structure, you should always seek permission from the local council. It does not matter what type of structure you are creating, it’s always best to get the official go ahead.
If you do not do this you may be faced with having to make changes to the property if you ever want to sell it. You may also have difficulties with any insurance claims you make concerning parts of the property which are not authorised. It’s not worth the risk of these potential problems occurring. If the structure you are building conforms to local building regulations there is a good chance that you will not have any problem getting permission to build.
What else do you need to think about?
Getting permission is not the only thing you have to think about before you start to build in your backyard. You also need to make sure you know what obstacles you are likely to face and that you have effective plans for the building work.
It’s a good idea to have a topographical survey carried out so that you know what structures have to be negotiated, above and below ground. This type of survey is a big help when it comes to drawing up plans for building work. This type of plan need to reflect all of the work that is necessary which means issues such as the removal of trees need to be taken into account.
One of the most important things to consider when you start a building project in your back yard is budget. You need to be realistic about the amount of money you plan to spend. This makes it easier to create plans that you can afford to complete. There is no point having a great new shed in your back yard if you had to spend all your money to create it.
You can see how important it is to make sure you get permission before you start any building work in your back yard. If you do not get permission then all of the surveys and planning could potentially be a costly waste of time in the long run.