Can you picture yourself enjoying a leisurely breakfast in a sun-filled conservatory? It really could be you or rather the conservatory could be yours.Before you head down to the nearest DIY store, or phone up a conservatory specialist, check out what you need to think about. For instance, do you require planning permission? See our helpful guide here.
Generally, you will not require planning permission as under the regulations that came into effect in 2008 conservatories are considered to be a permitted development. However, there are some size and height limitations as you cannot cover half your garden with your new room and you cannot build one higher than the top of your existing roof.
Building Regulations For A Conservatory
Building regulations for conservatories will not apply if your conservatory is at ground level, less than 30sq mtrs in size, mostly glazed and with an external door between house and conservatory. However, the glazing and electrics DO require to comply with building regulations.The best information available on the internet is the Government's Planning Portal, which uses an interactive setting to explain, in simple terms, what is required. It is easy to use and informative. On the same website the Building Regulations are also available.
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