Q: Are extensions and other large-scale construction possible?
Even if the building is an existing unqualified building, various regulations apply to extensions, large-scale repairs, large-scale remodeling, and changes in use.
While the Building Standard Law is applied retroactively, it is relatively easy to extend, repair, remodel, and change the use of a building under certain conditions. There are also relatively easy methods to build a new Kyo-Machiya house.
Large-Scale Repair and Remodeling: Most of the exterior walls are damaged, but is it easy to repair them?
Change of Use: I would like to turn my Kyo-Machiya house into a Japanese inn, but is it easy to change the use?
Extensions: I would like to build an extension as my house is not spacious enough, but is it easy to do so?
New Construction: I would like to build a new house with the design and structure of a traditional wooden Kyo-Machiya, but is it easy to do so?
A: Yes, they are possible in certain instances.
Large-Scale Repair and Remodeling:
⇒ Can be done easily
The Building Standard Law is applied retroactively, but there are some mitigation clauses.
For details, please refer to "Examples of Large-Scale Repairs and Remodeling."
Change of Use:
⇒It is easy to change the use.
For details, see "Examples of Change of Use."
⇒ An existing building can be easily extended.
For details, please refer to "Examples of Separate Building Extensions."
⇒ New construction is possible.
For details, please refer to "Examples of New Construction."
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