In our ever changing world of employment many have an opportunity to work from home and often space has a limiting factor in residential environments. Garden room extentions that have planning consent and considered ancilliary to the main dwelling are absolutly added value and will increase your equity and a good longterm strategic tangable investment.
As a valuable addition to a property they provide extra living space or serve as a home office, studio, or gym. In most cases, garden rooms that are ancillary to the main dwelling and do not exceed certain size and height limitations can be built without planning permission. However, it is important to check with the local planningauthority before starting any construction to ensure that the project complies with all necessary regulations.
If the garden room is well-designed and constructed to a high standard, it can provide a flexible and versatile space that can be used for a variety of purposes, which can be attractive to potential buyers. Additionally, investing in a garden room can increase the equity of a property over time, making it a worthwhile investment in the long run.
Question: Do I need permission to build a garage, shed, or office in my garden? "I need an outbuilding as I have outgrown the house!"
The good news is that, for most people, you can construct such structures in your garden as long as you adhere to a few simple rules. The key requirements are as follows:
Limit your additions to up to 50% of your curtilage (the land surrounding your property used for the benefit of those living in the house). This includes any outbuildings, sheds, or extensions, not just the main structure.
Ensure that the maximum height of the outbuilding does not exceed 2.5 meters if it is located within 2 meters of a boundary.
When we refer to outbuildings, we encompass various structures such as sheds, home offices, swimming pools, gyms, kennels, stables for domestic animals, and more. These structures should primarily serve the residents of the house and be proportionate to the main dwelling. It's important to consider whether the size of the outbuilding, relative to the house, is appropriate for the residents' needs. For instance, if the house is 100 sq m and the outbuilding is 75 sq m, would that be too large for the residents, even if it falls within the 50% curtilage limit?
Outbuildings can also include playhouses, greenhouses, garages, ponds, sauna cabins, tennis courts, and a wide range of other structures that serve a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse. They offer various external uses within the garden of a home.
Whatever the requirement is, Bounce has a successful approach in delivering affordable and sustainable choices that add physical value to your most important asset.