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Utility door

  • 22-03-2023 5:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4

    Good afternoon everyone.

    Would anyone be able to advise me about little problem I have?

    I want to completely block my utility door. I have detached house with 4 external doors and the one in utility is old and drafty. I want to get rid of it and I'm wondering do I need planning permission to do this. I'm attaching a plan of my house with all doors highlighted.

    I would appreciate if someone could help out.

    Regards Matt


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,673 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH

    As it would appear to be at the back of the house, I would suggest no, you don't need planning permission to block it up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Matt666

    It is at the back of the house. The house itself is out in the country (no neighbors around) Thank you Docarch for your reply.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,667 ✭✭✭Deeec

    An external door entry into to a utility room is very useful. Great for bringing washing out to line, entering the house after doing a muddy walk or job etc. If it's drafty a better option might be to replace the door.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Matt666

    Deeec I have 4 external door and the one in utility isn't used at all. I have lovely decking on the other side which I use for laundry. Blocking it would also free up some space on the wall for bits and pieces.

  • Registered Users Posts: 45,793 ✭✭✭✭muffler

    I agree with both replies above and I would also suggest replacing the door rather than removing it and building up the ope. It would be just as cheap. Also if it's in a rural location then most likely it is the door that would be used the most. No planning required should you decide to close it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4 Matt666

    Thank you lads 🙏