Do I need planning permission for bifold doors?
As lockdown measures ease and we can slowly begin to invite loved ones around to sit in our gardens, we have noticed that a lot of our customers have begun to consider investing in beautiful bifold doors!
Featuring a variety of great benefits, bifold doors are a great way to bring more natural light and air into your living space whilst creating the ‘wow-factor’, and what’s even better is that more often than not, they do not need planning permission.
Do I need planning permission for existing bifold doors?
If you are thinking about buying stylish, sleek, and sophisticated bifold doors for your Hampshire home then you may need to consider whether you are going to need planning permission.
Normally, adding or replacing doors is one of the less complicated home improvements, and often, do not require any planning permission.
When will I need to obtain planning permission?
You may need to obtain planning permission if you wish to do any of the following:
- For a new build property or a big extension with bifold doors
- Changing the building use from commercial to residential or otherwise
- If you are installing bifold doors for the first time
However, if you plan on significantly altering your bifold door opening then this will be generally covered under ‘permitted development rights’, but in some areas, you may require planning permission, so it is always best to double check with your local authority before moving forward. This is because you will need to make sure the existing opening is structurally safe and capable of withstanding any extra weight that you would like to put on it.
What if I live in a listed building or conservation area in Hampshire?
However, if your house is listed, in a conservation area or in an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AOB) then we would recommend checking with your Local Planning Authority before you make any decisions or progression.
Five different luxurious door styles from Sherborne Windows
Besides bifold doors, we also offer four different luxurious door styles for you to choose from, from front and back doors, to sliding doors and French doors – we have a style to suit you and your budget. Available in four materials, uPVC, composite, timber, and aluminium, all of which can be made bespoke to your home, you can guarantee that we can customise your chosen door as you wish. Download our brochure, make an enquiry, or contact our team of experts today on 01252 370917.
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