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Any place that sells pre-built sheds in your area would likely have advice on site preparation for delivery. I don't know what the soil's like in your area, but if you're going to hit bedrock before 42", it'd likely be easier to put in a slab; If you're likely to hit lots of tree-roots, the slab might be a better choice (so you don't kill a tree, and have ...


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The only requirement for egress windows are in bedrooms for new construction, rental properties and second floor bedrooms without a second door and stairway. There are lots of "grandfather" rules as well. An under grade casual living space has no such requirement. I pull permits all the time for cellar rooms and no window specs are in effect in the newest ...


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I can't speak for your local codes, but in general codes (in the US anyway) require a minimum ratio of the area of window to area of the room for it to be called "living space". There are also requirements for egress in that you should have two ways to get out of any "living space" room, usually satisfied by a door and a window. An egress window has to ...


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Planning Permission determines whether you are allowed to make the change. The DirectGov site has information about when you need to apply. You need planning permission before you start building - ideally before you hire a builder. You will need architects plans to obtain permission. It is possible to get planning permission retrospectively, but don't rely ...


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Mecklenburg County refers to the North Carolina Residential Code, which requires not only a second means of egress from any bedroom, but also a smoke detector in the room or immediately outside the room. Here is a document where the county makes an interpretation of the residential code: ...


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It is best to ask your local council or pop into a local surveyor and pay a few bob for reliable advise about this. You will have to have some plan for it and how you want it to look I suppose. If its a simple conversion (and your roof can support it - that is what the council will be mostly interested in) it is most likely there would not be any problem ...


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You will need to seek planning permission for roof terrace. The main reason is that it can overlook the neighbours on either side. If you had solid walls on either side and you wanted to go straight back that is likely to be ok. Still as always best to check with you local authority to confirm.



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