Planning Permission

Having a conservatory built you may have to seek planning permission first. Here are some guidelines as to whether you have to or not. However, you should always seek professional advice if in any doubt about any aspect of a conservatory or building in general. We can assist you. The type of property extending from e.g. detached / semi-detached or terraced house. 

A detached / semi detached house can add up to 70 cubic metres or 15% of the un-extended house volume up to a maximum of 115 cubic metres. 

A terraced property can add up to 50 cubic metres or 10% of the un-extended house volume up to a maximum of 115 cubic metres. 

If the house has already had some form of building work. If so the size of that extension must be subtracted from the total that is available for your type of property. 

Conservation area or a listed property you must seek planning permission before undertaking any conservatory extension. 

If the conservatory is more than 4m high in any place then it cannot come within 2m of your boundary (else it may possibly infringe upon the rights of your neighbours). 

The conservatory cannot cover more than 50% of the size of the garden before the conservatory was installed. 

In any event it is wise, if you unsure, to please contact your local planning authority who will be able to advise you on the right course of action and avoid any potentially expensive mistakes where you have to dismantle the conservatory. 

The conservatory has an area of less than 30 square metres. If you have a radiator in the conservatory then it must have a thermostatically control. 

The conservatory can be closed off from the main house by a door or other barrier. 

The conservatory walls should be more than 75% glazed. 

The conservatory must have a transparent or translucent roof. 

The conservatory is situated at ground level. 

If you have any doubts then please contact us we will be glad to assist.

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