Those who wish to increase the amount of physical space available to them, whether that is for business or private use, will find that there are many different pieces of legislation governing different types of build. For example, extending a property by a significant amount may take a great deal of time to get planning permission for and, on top of this, should there be objections for any reason, the planning permission may never come at all.
However, different laws govern the process of adding different forms of outhouse, and depending on the size and type of structure you add to your property, you may not even need to seek planning permission at all.
Current regulations state that outbuildings such as ancillary garden buildings do not need planning permission at all so long as they meet a certain criteria. If they are a single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and a maximum total height of three metres (four for those with a dual pitched roof), and so long as there are no balconies, verandas or raised platforms on the structure, it is likely that no planning permission will be required. However, the structure shouldn’t cover more than half of the area around the original house, or stand forward of the principal elevation fronting a highway.
There are of course certain exceptions to these rules, such as building on land belonging to listed buildings or sitting in National Parks, but a huge number of people that choose to add in simple prefabricated structures may never need to seek planning permission.
These garden rooms don’t just make sense in terms of avoiding planning permission though, and they will also make far more financial and environmental sense too, being environmentally sustainable as well as cheaper to fabricate than a more permanent structure.
For those who do not wish to jump through the many hoops that can be put in front of one when seeking planning permission, choosing to create modern and attractive garden buildings will make the process far easier and far more cost-effective at the very same time.