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Can I use my shed as a gym?

Absolutely! While sheds might be a bit small, when you order a garden room from us, you can use it for almost any purpose, including a garden gym. Our garden rooms are strong enough to be used for gym equipment, and we can even fit out your room with a changing room and shower if you want.

Do you need planning permission for log cabins?

For most log cabins, you do not need to get planning permission, as long as the building meets certain requirements. For example, the log cabin must be less than 10m2 and the height of the eaves should be 2.5 metres or lower. There are other rules, however, and we will be happy to advise you on whether you will need planning permission for your garden room based on the design.

How much value does a garden office add?

A high-quality garden office or garden room may add up to 15% to the value of your property. Garden offices are desirable, and many homebuyers will find them appealing. However, there is no guarantee that a garden office will add value to your property because its value depends on many factors. ""

Do you need planning permission for a garden lodge?

Most garden rooms do not require any planning permission, but there are certain rules you need to stick to. For example, the overall size of the garden room must be no larger than 10m x 10m, and the eaves must be no higher than 2.5 metres. There are several other rules to follow, and we will be happy to advise you on these when you are choosing the design of your garden room. ""

What are the planning rules for garden buildings?

You will not normally need planning permission for garden buildings, but there are some rules to follow. For example, it must be a single-storey building, and the maximum height of the eaves is 2.5 metres. The maximum overall height is 3 metres, but if it has a dual-pitched roof, the maximum is 4 metres. There are a few other requirements to meet, but please ask us if you are unsure. ""

How big can I build a cabin without planning permission?

You can build a garden cabin without planning permission as long as you make sure it is under 10m x 10m in size, and it does not go over 3 metres in height in most cases, or 2.5 metres if it is located within 2 metres of the property’s boundary. Most of our garden cabins are within these specifications so you do not require planning permission.

Do you need planning for a garden gym?

Like any type of garden building, a garden gym does not require planning permission as long as it meets specific requirements. Garden gyms are permitted developments, but your garden gym should be no larger than 10m x 10m, the eaves should be a maximum of 2.5 metres high, the overall height should be under 4 metres with a dual pitched roof or 3 metres with any other roof. If it is located within 2 metres of a property boundary, it should have a maximum height of 2.5 metres.

What can you build in your garden without planning permission?

If you do not want the hassle of applying for planning permission, your garden room must meet specific requirements. As well as the maximum size, you can only build a garden room that is up to 50% of your garden’s total area, which includes your front garden. It must also not be used as a permanent bedroom. There are also some specific requirements for listed properties and those in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Please ask if you would like further information.

When do garden buildings require building regulations approval?

Garden rooms do not typically require building regulations approval. However, if you want a larger garden room that goes over the specified size limits, planning permission will be required. If you have a listed property, the requirements are stricter. If your property is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you may also need approval before putting up a garden room.

How big can garden room be without planning permission?

Garden rooms are permitted developments, which means they don’t require planning permission as long as they do not go over a certain size. They must be single storey buildings, and the height of the eaves must be a maximum of 2.5 metres. If it has a dual pitched roof, the maximum overall height must be no more than 4 metres. If not, the maximum height is 3 metres. However, if it is located within 2 metres of the boundary of your property, the maximum height is 2.5 metres. In addition, it must be under 10m x 10m in size.

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