5 types of home additions that don’t require permission from the district office

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For those who buy a home or buy a townhouse/townhome Sometimes you might go see a house addition. Or do you have an idea to modify some parts of the house? This makes many people want to expand their homes to increase usable space. However, in most housing projects, the house will be designed by the available land area. Including the proportions of various usable areas and most of the piles chosen are the size that supports the house as designed. Many projects do not make allowances for other weights as these affect the cost and price of the house.

However, adding on to a house to create more usable space within the house is considered illegal according to the Building Control Act of 1979, which concerns modifications. or building additions Must ask for permission But there are 5 exceptions in which permission is not required.

5 cases where permission is not required when adding on to a house

1.”Increasing” or “reducing” the area of any floor, not exceeding 5 square meters in total, and without increasing or decreasing the number of columns or beams. This means that if it is more than 5 square meters, you must ask for permission.

2.“Increasing” or “reducing” the total roof area by no more than 5 must withdraw or reduce the number of pillars or roof beams by more than 5. Permission must be obtained.

3. Changes in building structure By using the same materials, size, quantity, and type as the original. which means If we have changed the structure to a material that is different from the original, we must request permission.

4. Changing any part of the house that is not a structural part of the building. By using the same material as the original. or other types of materials that do not add weight to the original building structure by more than 10% of the original weight. which means If we change any part of the house with materials that are different from the original or increase weight by more than 10% of the original weight, we must request permission

5. Followed by adding a large amount of weight to any part of your household as a building structure. There is no need to increase the weight of the structure by more than 10% of the original building structure. Our needs must be able to accommodate the reduction in space. Houses with different materials or increased weight by more than 10% of the original weight must request permission.

Summary of 5 cases where permission for extension is not required.

Details of home additionsIn cases where permission is not required
“Increasing” or “reducing” the area of a particular floor.Not more than 5 sq m.
“Increasing” or “reducing” the area of the roofNot more than 5 sq m.
changes in building structureUse the same materials, size, quantity, and type as the original.
Changes to any part of the home (not the building structure)Use the same material as the original. or other materials do not add weight to the original building structure by more than 10% of the original weight.
To increase your ability to reduce any area of meat in the house.Do not add more than 10% of the original weight to the structure.
If we consider the 5 exceptions, it will be seen that most of the home addition designs that we are working on require permission. Because of the space that we added Most are more than 5 square meters.

Steps for requesting permission before adding on to a house

An important reason that the government has determined is that Must request permission to add before then. This is because of the safety of both the homeowner who built the extension and the nearby neighbors. The type of home addition may affect the neighbors in one way or another. or nearby communities, so it’s better to ask for proper permission for an addition. The steps for requesting permission are as follows:

1. Contact the local official where your home is located, for example, if your home is in the Bangkok area. The matter is processed through the Bangkok District Office in the area where our home is located. As for if it’s a different province Which province are we in? We also inform the local administrative organization of that province.

2. Submit a request for permission to construct a building, modify a building, or demolish a building.

3. When permission has been given You must apply for the following licenses.

– Notification of issuance of a permit for construction, modification, and demolition of a building within 45 days from the date of request for permission.
– After that, apply for a permit to construct a building, modify a building, or demolish a building within 30 days from the date of receipt of the notice of issuance of the permit.

However, various documents and fees can be inquired from the local district office in the area where our home is located. This can be a little tricky. But do it correctly. It is safe for both yourself and the surrounding community.

Please fill in the house without asking permission. How do you make an announcement?

If the house is added without permission or the house addition is different from the plan submitted. There will be a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months a fine not exceeding 60,000 baht, or both.

Before filling the house, notification is important.

When you have received the house addition plan. Aside from asking for permission from the authorities, the thing that “can’t be forgotten” is notifying neighbors, and our hearts, for peace in living together. Tell neighbors that we will be adding on or demolishing from what day to what day. may cause inconvenience and these home addition changes How might it affect the neighbors? Because if we add on or demolish it, it will affect the neighbors. Even though the process of requesting permission from the official is correct. We may also be sued.

Other Changes: This information is provided for general information under the direction of Select Sales Center Property. No representations or warranties can be made regarding the information.

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