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    Planning permission for bifold doors


    Do bifold doors require planning permission? When would they and when might they not need approval? Does it depend on their size, etc.?

    Asked by Patrick on 14th Jul 2021
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    Rosey Builds

    "If you're just swapping one set of doors for another then no. If you're altering your building a substantial amount and or your property is grade listed then potentially yes, but usually if you're modifying your house to allow bigger doors, you'll just need to get it signed off by building regs. This can be sorted by your approved installer."

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

    "Depending on the Property!!!
    ,,,or the type of Access where Door is hung!
    Door Opening Sizes too make a difference!
    ‘Access for rapid exit for instance,,’!"

    Answered on 2nd Aug 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Peter Joinery

    "only if your taking a supporting wall down and need steel in. I still don't think you need planning permission but it is prudent to make sure it is propped correctly and the people doing the work are component. It not a handyman's job

    Answered on 31st Aug 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report

    "It depends on whether it is a new opening or existing"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Liberation Electrical and building services

    "Only for new builds where you would have to include in application"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Croydon Handyman

    "If the bi-fold doors are replacing an original door, then no permission is required. If you are to knock down a wall to put in a bifold door then a structural survey would be required before works."

    Answered on 3rd Oct 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report

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