March 25, 2019

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR MY NEW GARDEN ROOM?

Planning & building regulations are a bit of a grey area so you’re always best to check, but here are some basics to know:

  • All of our Garden Rooms apart from our Pitched are 2.5m in height.  Pitched is 4m in height.
  • Under 15m2, your Garden Room can be built to the boundary
  • Over 15m2 you ideally need to be 1m away from a boundary
  • Over 30m2 (internally) you may need Building Regulations
  • Planning may be needed if you live in a Listed Building or curtilage of one, AONB, conservation, National Park or adjacent to any of these
  • In 98% of cases planning permission is not required however if you are unsure a quick phone call to your local authority is all it takes to be certain.