If you're thinking about adding a garden room to your
property, one of the major concerns you may have will be whether you will need
to apply for planning permission for the structure and whether Building
Regulations approval will also be needed. You can rest assured on both counts,
as most garden rooms won't need either form of permission to be obtained in
advance. You'll need to follow a few simple guidelines to ensure your garden
room complies with current regulations, but they will ensure your new and
exciting room in the garden environment can go ahead with no hassles:
1. Many garden room developments
fall into the "Permitted Development" bracket, as long as you ensure
the height of your new room is less than 2.5m there is no problem sitting your
new room within 2m of any boundary. In effect you need to bear in mind your garden
room should be single storey only.
2. You cannot site your garden room
in a front garden of any home or property as it is not possible to site any
structures or outbuildings beyond the front walls.
3. You are not allowed to use more
than 50 percent of the total area of land surrounding your property for any
proposed outbuilding or rooms. If you already have sheds or outbuildings within
the garden, you need to take their total area into account when choosing the
size of your new garden room.
When it comes down to choosing the roof for your new garden room, a flat roof
can be a good option to ensure your room stays within the optimum height range.
Adding a garden room to any home gives extra
lifestyle and relaxation opportunities, allowing children or adults some
private space away from the bustle in the house. Many home workers find that
garden rooms can be the answer they need to attain the right work-life balance
when working from home. Once they're in their garden room office the working
day begins, just as soon as they quit the garden room and head back to the
house, personal life intrudes once more. The choices you make about the style
and form of your garden room are your decisions and a room of this nature can
have a useful life for several decades.
For more information visit our website http://www.sunspaces.co.uk/ or call us on 029 2080 3755