Planning Permission

Timberdise Garden Buildings takes no responsibility for planning permission, we try to work to the guidelines set below in order to avoid any problems with local authority with planning permission for certain types of wooden garden outdoor buildings. Please read the following information carefully and if you are in any doubt whatsoever we recommend you contact your local authority for further advice.

Applications for an approval normally involve a fee, normally related in some way to the value of the development.

Every application for planning permission or building regulations is, to an extent, unique. While the following are general rules, it is impossible to define all the regulations applying to a specific development. Local authorities have some thick book of rules rather than just a few pages. It is always good advice to consult your local planning/building control officers early to avoid any costly abortive work. If work is carried out without the necessary approvals, the local authority can issue an enforcement notice requiring retrospective approval or demolition of the work completed.

Normally planning permission or building regulation approval is not required provided that:

  • Sheds and greenhouses do not cover more than half of the area of the garden; not including the area occupied by the house.
  • It contains no sleeping accommodation and the floor area does not exceed 15 square metres.
  • No point is less than 1 metre from the boundary
  • It is not more than 3m high for a flat roof, or 4m with a ridged roof.
  • Overall height from ground level to ridge must not exceed 2.5 metres within a 2 metre range of the boundary. A building with an overall height exceeding 2.5 metres in height and placed within 2 metres of the boundary will require planning permission.
  • Height of eaves must not exceed 2.5 metres.
  • No part projects beyond any wall of the house that faces a road.
  • The outbuilding is for use by only those that occupy the house.
  • A log cabin should be more than 5 metres from the main dwelling and up to 50% of the remaining garden an be utilised with this type of building.
  • No verandas higher than 30cm’s from ground level.
  • Building regulations do state that structures built of combustible material such as wood must be at least 2 metres from main house.

If at all you’re in doubt contact your local authority for clarification.

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