One of the most common questions we receive here at SunSpaces is ‘do I need planning permission to install my new veranda?’
This concern is only natural since the process of applying for planning permission can drag out and complicate veranda installation, and it’s something that is best avoided when possible.
To help streamline your experience, the experts here at SunSpaces have put together this handy guide to answer your questions surrounding planning permission requirements for veranda installation.
Pergolas and verandas are both garden structures that share some similarities. As a result of this, sometimes the two terms are use synonymously, leading some to believe that they are the same thing.
Although they can both be found in the garden, pergolas and verandas are two very different things. If you’re looking to add a garden structure to your home, it’s probably best to know the difference between a pergola and a veranda!
The SunSpaces team recently installed an Aspire+ veranda for a customer in Aberdeenshire. As the above photograph shows, our veranda made a lovely addition to this picturesque home in the Highlands of Scotland!
Verandas are a great addition to any outdoor space; not only do they breathe new life into your area, but they also give you additional space for a variety of different activities.
Verandas are versatile spaces that can be used for a number of different activities; whether you want an outdoor dining space or a tranquil area to read and enjoy the good weather (when we have it), a veranda can be the right option for you.
Verandas are quickly becoming the one thing that every British homeowner wants in their garden. In a recent survey, we asked 400 people what they would most like to add to their outdoor spaces, and of the 16 available options, 'Veranda / Sheltered Area' was the most popular answer. That's right: it seems that verandas are now even more highly sought-after than hot tubs!
Demand for verandas and garden rooms has been through the roof since the UK locked down in response to the first wave of COVID-19 cases last spring. The government's 'stay at home' rules left many people seeking a way to enjoy a feeling of escape without leaving the house, and adding a veranda is a great way to create an outdoor sanctuary that's a world away from the chaos of the kitchen table that's now also a home working space. (Read our case study to find out how a couple from Salisbury overcame their remote working fatigue with the help of a SunSpaces veranda.)
Pictured: Aspire Glass Veranda
With so many Brits now adding verandas to their homes, you may be wondering what you can do to make your garden veranda stand out from the crowd. To that end, here are 5 quick veranda decor ideas from the SunSpaces team - we hope these tips will help to get your inspiration flowing!