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  • 22-06-2021 8:39am
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    Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Hi All.


    Maybe this is a silly question, but if I wanted to knock a chunk out of an existing second story wall to put a window in place, do you think I need planning permission. Would this type of modifications raise structural support concerns?


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  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,377 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler


    Depends on which wall. Back should be ok depending on distance to neighbouring properties otherwise planning required. A good builder will sort out the lintels unless it's fairly wide in which case you would need an engineer.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,283 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Hi All.


    Maybe this is a silly question, but if I wanted to knock a chunk out of an existing second story wall to put a window in place, do you think I need planning permission. Would this type of modifications raise structural support concerns?

    When your standing at this wall, is it less than or greater than 11m from the boundary wall?


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Gumbo wrote: »
    When your standing at this wall, is it less than or greater than 11m from the boundary wall?


    Hi Gumbo.


    The window would be at a distance less than 11 m.



    I'd be hoping to place the window on the second floor of the left side of the house. The second floor is a converted attic, so the top of the side wall has a triangle shape as it aligns with the roof shape.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,283 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Hi Gumbo.


    The window would be at a distance less than 11 m.



    I'd be hoping to place the window on the second floor of the left side of the house. The second floor is a converted attic, so the top of the side wall has a triangle shape as it aligns with the roof shape.

    It needs planning permission then.


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