In a nutshell, sure. According to the requirements for obtaining planning approval, any change that raises the current roof plane over the existing roof plane by more than 150 mm requires authorization. You're probably looking to lift your garage roof by more than 6 inches. Despite this, many homeowners choose to go forward with it without seeking authorization. However, if you want to be safe rather than sorry, then plan ahead.
The good news is that raising the roof of a garage doesn't require extensive work. Most roofs are constructed out of steel or aluminum panels that can be lifted using a crane or other lifting equipment. The bad news is that this usually involves some sort of permit process that includes plans and inspections by local officials before we can give you the all-clear.
Raising a garage roof is useful when you want to provide additional storage space or if the existing roof is damaged. If your garage has low ceilings, adding height with a garage door opener can make working in there easier. Many home improvement projects involve taking something off of one roof and putting it on another. For example, removing a skylight from its opening in the roof and replacing it with a glass panel that opens like a window is called "replacing a glazing package." Other common projects include changing the color of a garage door or installing new lighting.
Some properties are not suitable for elevating the roof due to structural concerns.
Stick roofs can still be raised, but you will most likely have to knock down the present roof and rebuild the framework. A construction permit is also required if you intend to raise the ceiling height in your home, especially if you intend to change the roof line. In some cases, you may not need a building permit at all if you're simply changing out one roof for another of the same size. However, this is not advisable without consulting an architect or engineer first.
If you want to add on to your existing house but don't want to deal with the hassle of permits, then there are several options available for those who know how to find them. The easiest option is to hire a contractor or builder who can add on to your house as needed. This is usually done during the remodeling process or when you move into a new house and they want to bring the old roof up to code. Be sure to check with previous customers to see how well-respected their builder/contractor is before you hire him or her.
For those who want to add on to their house but don't want to go through the trouble of getting a permit, here are some options: You can add rooms by going underground, which is called "buried under construction". This is only effective if you don't mind having a partially finished basement or ground floor room. It's also useful for adding additional parking spaces or play areas for children.
Roof raising is typically performed on commercial structures, particularly warehouses with low ceiling heights. You may increase or even treble the height and useful storage space in your building by lifting the roof. This is usually done as a temporary measure while you search for a permanent solution to make more use of your warehouse space.
The process of roof lifting involves using hydraulic jacks to lift specific areas of the roof. Once these areas are lifted, construction workers can repair or replace any damaged shingles or other materials that made up this portion of the roof. After making all necessary repairs or replacements, the crew will need to lower the previously raised sections of the roof back down to its original position. This process must be repeated for each individual jack used during the lift.
There are two types of roofs that can be lifted: metal and composition. Metal roofing is most commonly found on industrial buildings because of its durability and resistance to damage from weather conditions. Composition roofs are used primarily on residential structures and are composed of an array of interlocking sheets of plastic or wood. They are easy to maintain and long-lasting, but are not as durable as metal roofing.
The cost of roof lifting will vary depending on the size of the job and the type of material being replaced on the roof.
You can construct a garage or outbuilding on your property without obtaining planning permission as long as it is of acceptable size and does not exceed 4 metres in height. However, keep in mind that outbuildings cannot take up more than half of the area surrounding the principal property.
In addition, buildings used for storage have to be of sufficient size to store at least five vehicles. Also, they need to be separate from residential properties and must not be attached or connected to any other structure. Finally, garages should be provided with a permanent floor and roof and meet all other applicable planning regulations.
The decision on what size garage you can build depends on how much space you have and whether there are restrictions due to neighbouring properties. If you want to know more about maximum garage sizes, talk to your local council or planning office. They can tell you if you can build something larger than what is allowed and may even provide guidelines on minimum sizes.