Garden Room Planning Permission

We are very experienced regarding planning permission, call if you would like to chat through your ideas.

Many kinds of garden buildings and structures can be built in your garden or on the land around your house without the need to apply for planning permission. These can include sheds, garages, summerhouses, log cabins etc. For a fixed fee, we will carry out your planning permission for you or will offer advice if you would rather handle this yourself.

Current garden room planning guidelines are as follows:

  • Buildings or structures that are positioned within 2 metres of your boundary (in England) must not exceed 2.5m in height. We can design your garden office, summerhouse or log cabin to be under 2.5m in height to keep the planners happy!

  • Garden rooms that are positioned more than 2 metres from your boundary must not exceed 3 metres in height, or more than 4 metres high with a ridged roof. (Most of our buildings are under 4 metres in height).

  • Garden rooms are not permitted development forward of the principal elevation of your house. This means the house as it was originally built or as it stood on 1 July 1948.

  • Outbuildings must not cover more than half the area of land around the "original house".

  • You must apply for planning if your building or structure is to be used for running a business or storing commercial goods.

  • You must apply for planning for separate self-contained living accommodation and for microwave antennas.

  • You must apply for planning permission if your house is listed, you live within a conservation area, a national park or the broads, an area of outstanding natural beauty (A.O.B.) or a world heritage site. In these areas, the total area of any building (more than 20 metres from the wall of your house) must not exceed 10 sqm.

Timber garden building with green sedum roof

Building Regulation Approval

  • If a structure is over 30 sq m internally you will need building regulation approval.   

The above information is supplied as a guide only, if you are in any doubt, do give us a call or visit the Government Planning Portal here: www.planningportal.gov.uk where you can apply for planning permission on-line. The illustrative guide below will quickly tell you if you need permission or not:

latest Mini-Guide to permitted development for outbuildings (England) 

Get in touch for more details or to discuss our planning application service.

What our customers say...

“ "Thank you to all involved for patience with me and for the end result which is amazing ! The guys here have been a delight to have around, from their arrival when they shook hands and introduced themselves, to their team work and happy spirits as they put the house up."”

Mrs Horner - Bath

“Just a quick note to say thank you, for a great product & service We were really pleased with everything from start to finish especially having our room delivered early. Please pass on our thanks to your team”

Mr & Mrs Fowles - Trowbridge

“ Just a note to say what a great team came yesterday to install my cabin, they were superb. Worked all day without a break, in a very willing and enthusiastic manner. I am very pleased with it. Thank you, although I expect to call in sometime to see you all and to thank you personally.”

Mr Edwards - Wiltshire

“We would like to thank you very much, we have been really impressed with your teams efficiency and love the result. ”

Mr & Mrs Jacques, Somerset

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Mrs Edwards - Bicester

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