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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.

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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. 

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