Building Regulations

Generally, any building which requires planning permission is also required to comply with building regulations. In addition, even where planning permission is not required, certain works must always be approved by Building Control, such as adding new drains. You can use a small building as an office, workroom, gym or other incidental use, however, if you plan to use the building for sleeping accommodation, it will need both planning permission* and building regulations approval. Compliance with building regulations where applicable is a legal requirement. If you build foundations, connect to mains drainage or create any permanent structure designed for residential use, it will need to comply.

As long as any work carried out meets Building Regulations, approval cannot be withheld, however, if you fail to obtain approval, your project can be stopped and a building inspector can insist that work already done and covered up can be dismantled for inspection.;

See the UK Government planning portal for further guidance.

Building Regulations and Mobile Homes

Mobile homes, otherwise termed as park homes or lodges are not regarded as permanent “buildings” and as such are not required to comply with building regulations, with the exception of certain groundworks and connections to mains drainage.

They are however residential dwellings and will need planning permission* unless you are specifically granted an exception by your local council.

Design Collection

Swedish Collection

Swedish Log homes

Single Storey

Please see our luxurious collection

of Swedish single storey log homes

and stylish timber mobile lodges

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dorma log homes

1 & 1/2 Storey

Our collection of 1 & 1/2 Storey

timber homes. Single storey homes

with rooms in the loft space

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two storey log houses

Two Storey

Our stylish collection of Swedish

two storey log homes & buildings

Made with the finest logs from Sweden

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Finnish Collection

post & beam houses

Single Storey

Please see our elegant collection of

Single storey house designs.

Designed in Finland. Built in Britian

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post & beam garden buildings

1 & 1/2 Storey

Our Finnish collection of stunning

One and a half storey homes & cabins

Single storey with habitable loft space

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post & beam garden buildings

Two Storey

Our superior collection of stunning

Two storey log homes & buildings

Made from fine Finnish timber.

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mobile homes & lodges

Mobile Homes & Lodges

Luxurious & Affordable Homes, Garden Annexes & Home Offices

This our collection of Mobile homes and lodges made from logs or timber panels. These designs are also perfect for garden annexes or a home office. The interior can be built in any way you choose so you can choose exactly where you would like your wall partitions. Mobile homes generally don't need planning permissions as they are not a permanent structure.

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From self-build to full turnkey projects

Here at Scandinavian Log Cabins we offer homes in a self-build kit form for you to create & build your stunning new home on your plot of land, We can give help & advice for planning permission, building regulations and technical building hints & tips. Log houses or wooden houses are becoming very popular in the UK. We also offer a full turnkey option where we can handle the whole project from design drawing to arranging cushions.

self build homes

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