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Garden Rooms & Buildings 101: Everything You Need to Know

Gardening jobs can come in all shapes and sizes and one of the most popular enhancements people like to add to their outdoor spaces are garden rooms and buildings.  Able to be used as hot tub shelters, pergolas, and more, these high-quality timber constructions add both style and functionality to any garden they’re installed in.Of course, you have to be careful when adding any kind of extra feature to a garden or home, as the question of council rule compliance is one that you’re rightly concerned about. In this blog, we take a closer look at garden buildings, giving you the rundown of what permissions are needed to install these rather attractive garden creations.So, let’s get stuck in!

Is planning permission required for garden buildings?

The good news is that when installing either garden rooms or buildings, no planning permission is required – so long as the installation in question stays within the permitted development guidelines. These guidelines state that a garden room or building cannot be used as sleeping accommodation and must only be a single-storey construction with eaves that are no higher than 2.5 metres.

What’s the maximum size of an outbuilding without planning permission?

When installing an outbuilding on a property, it won’t require any kind of planning permission if it’s reasonably sized. What’s considered reasonable? Well, it should be no more than 4 metres in height and it’s not able to take up more than 50% of the total amount of land that the property sits in.

Do garden buildings enhance a home’s value?

Ok, so a garden building might not offer the increased value to a home that something like an extension or a loft conversion would achieve, but it does offer great value for money when compared to the cost of permanently adding floor space to a home. Garden buildings can be put up with much less cost, stress and aggravation and provide lots of extra floor space and room for all kinds of purposes.

Is it legal to have a bar in your garden?

Having a bar in the garden is a great thing to have when organising any kind of social get-together and there are no rules against it, so long as it’s not provided as part of regulated entertainment and alcohol isn’t being sold from an external bar. Licensing would apply here, but not if it’s just to serve drinks to friends and relatives on a social basis.

Supplying high-quality timber garden buildings and more.

As you can see garden buildings are an excellent cost-effective option for any garden that won’t cause any kind of compliance issues so long as certain parameters are adhered to. At Pheasant & Co, we offer a wide range of high-quality timber garden buildings, log stores and garden bars to add lots of function and style for your client’s job.If you would like to see our entire range of products, you can do so by visiting us online at today. Alternatively, if you would like to talk to a member of our friendly expert team, call us today on 01280 825766 today and we’ll be happy to talk you through your options.

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