Frequently Asked Questions

With all new projects there are questions, here’s some pointers below to help  you find quick resolution…

Do I need planning permission?
Garden Rooms are considered to be permitted development, not requiring an  application for planning permission provided all the following conditions are  met. Should your garden room need planning permission (does not meet the above criteria), we can provide a full planning service for you. From design through to submitting a planning application.
How high can my room be?

Garden Rooms must be single-storey with a maximum eaves height of  2.5 metres and maximum overall height of 4 metres with a dual pitched  roof, or 3 metres in any other case.

Where can I build my garden room?

 If the Garden Rooms is within 2 metres of the property boundary the  whole building should not exceed 2.5 metres in height.

How big can my garden room be?

You can go up to 50% of the area of all your garden.

Can I still have a garden room even though I have a small garden?

The area of your garden is all your land except the part the house stands  on, so the area includes the front garden, side gardens and back garden,  less the area of any other buildings, fuel tanks etc. 

Can I build a garden room at the front of my house?

No buildings are to go in front of the front elevation of the house

What about a conservation area? Conservation areas; you cannot build at the front or side, but you can  place a garden room in the back garden

What about for a listed building?
  • Listed buildings; need full planning permission. 
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; max size of 10sq metres at least 20  metres away from the house.

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