Updated: Feb 27
The current pandemic has also demonstrated how easy it is for employees to work from home, and how quickly it could become an unforeseen necessity in the future for extended periods of time.
Garden rooms are now being increasingly used by remote and flexible workers to slash commuting costs and improve work-life balance by moving workspaces out of domestic environments and into natural outdoor oases instead.
What permission do you need ?
Garden rooms or buildings do not require planning permission, if they fall within permitted development guidelines. To classify as an ‘outbuilding’ under permitted development rules, it must not contain sleeping accommodation and must be single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5m. There are a few other restrictions listed below.
How big can i build a garden room without
planning permission ?
MAXIMUM HEIGHT: Above the eaves height would be limited to 2.5m. The maximum overall height depends on the roof shape – four metres for a dual pitch and three metres for any other type. However, if the building is within two metres of a boundary, the overall maximum height is restricted to 2.5m.
FOOTPRINT: Have you or any previous owners extended the house since 1948 ? If so, these extensions will eat up your permitted development allowance. Overall, you are not allowed to build on more than half the land associated with the house without full planning permission.
LOCATION: It must not be located forward of the main front wall of the original house. The original house means as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948.
No verandas, balconies would be allowed without planning permission and raised decking should be no higher than 300mm.
So you need a builder in Hertfordshire that
specialises in garden houses.
How much does a garden house cost ? When getting a quotation, it's always best to get a couple quotes. Stag Builders of Hertfordshire are a good start. They specialise in luxury outdoor buildings, including summerhouses, garden offices, All built to the highest standards and specification.