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Planning Permission

Your new garden room should be somewhere to unwind and relax, so we have kept the process smooth and straightforward.

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Do I need planning permission?

Applying for planning permission can be off-putting, but we've got you covered. We've made sure to follow all the necessary rules and regulations to help you avoid having to go through the hassle of getting planning permission.

We often get asked whether our garden rooms need planning permission and how big they can be without it. Fortunately, many garden buildings can be installed without planning permission as they fall under “permitted development”. However, there are some exceptions depending on your circumstances and the location of the pod.

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If you would like further information, please contact us and we can discuss your options. Our team can help you create the perfect garden pod while ensuring it complies with planning permission regulations.

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on any garden room ordered by 30th June 2024

Terms and conditions apply. Orders must be placed and first deposit payment made by 23:59 on 30th June 2024. Applies to standard and custom built garden rooms.

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We cover the South and South West of the UK.

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Our carpenters are skilled and handle all aspects of carpentry.

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We are available to help you with your carpentry needs.


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Considerations and exceptions

If you live in an AONB, National Park, World Heritage Site, or a listed building, you may need to obtain planning permission to install one of our garden rooms. Also, permitted development does not apply to flats or maisonettes, and some properties may have their rights removed.

To ensure your building is compliant, it must be located at the side or rear of your home as no development is allowed to the front of a property. If you live in a conservation area, only development to the rear of the home is permitted. Our pods are built to fall within the 2.5m height restriction set out by the legislation, meaning they can be situated close to your boundary if required.

You will also need to check your property, garden, and what you intend to use the building for. You can only use a maximum of 50% of your original garden space for development, which includes any other extensions or garden buildings you already have installed. The intended purpose of the garden room is also important; it must be for "purposes incidental to the dwellinghouse", such as a home office, hobby room, garden room, or home gym. You cannot use your building as self-contained living accommodation.

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