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furnished veranda with dining tables and sofas - do i need planning permission for a veranda?

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.


Do glass verandas require planning permission?

Typically, no, planning permission is not required for installing a veranda. In fact, 95% of SunSpaces verandas don’t require planning permission to install.


Of course, whether or not planning permission is required depends on a number of different factors, including the property itself and the land you’ll be building on. Some examples of cases where a property may require planning permission to install a veranda include:

  • carrying out work on a listed building
  • the veranda is over 3m in height
  • the veranda is larger than 50% of the land the original house covers



What do I do if my veranda requires planning permission?

If you’re one of the rare cases where you will need planning permission for your veranda, the expert team here at SunSpaces are ready and qualified to assist you in the process and help make your application as smooth and as painless as possible!


SunSpaces offer in-depth planning advice and are ready and willing to help you learn more about planning permission and the technicalities behind them. You can read more about our planning permission support on our website!

Planning Advice & Applications


Alternatively, if you’d like to talk to a member of our team, reach out and contact us today by calling 0800 028 8756 or e-mail us at We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, whether they be about planning permission or anything else.


If you’re interested in adding a veranda onto your property, SunSpaces offer a wide range of different verandas is various designs and styles, so you’re guaranteed to find something suited to your tastes!

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