Do I Need Planning Permission?
In most cases, no planning permission is required. You can have your new summer room sooner than you think!
What are you going to use your composite garden room for?
Home offices, studios, gyms, playrooms, man caves, she sheds & hot tub rooms all come under the classification of “incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house”, so will not require Planning Permission.
Our composite wood garden rooms are highly insulated to give all year comfort whilst using your investment. Whilst the rooms are insulated, they should not be used for extra bedrooms, guest rooms or self contained living accommodation without gaining the relevant Planning Permission/Building Regulations from your Local Council.
Where will you position your composite garden room?
Under permitted development you can build your composite garden room to the rear or side of your property, but not to the front. It should not be closer to a road than your original house and it must be installed less than 2m from your boundary.
Can I raise a composite garden room up off the ground?
The simple answer is NO. Erecting your composite garden room on a raised platform (decking), will require Planning Permission as all developments with raised verandas and balconies do not fall within permitted development guidelines. The only exception to this rule is if the platform is less than 30cm high. We would advise you check with the Local Council for final clarification on this point.