Let us put your mind at ease when it comes to planning

If you are asking yourself, will my garden room require planning? Well, the majority of our garden rooms don’t require Planning Permission, they fall under the Government’s ‘Permitted Development’ rights instead.

These rules can be extremely generous and so we find people are pleasantly surprised at what they can do without the need for Planning Permission. And our bespoke design service can make the most of them for you! Did you know that the roof of a garden room can often be between 3m – 4m high and the floorspace does not always have to be smaller than the footprint of your house?

Our garden rooms come with total peace of mind. We don’t just provide you with some of the general rules on a FAQ page on our website – we can provide you with site-specific advice and undertake a full assessment of your property (including previously imposed Planning conditions and Article 4 Directions).

Full Knowledge Of The Planning System

Using our wealth of Planning experience and knowledge, our team can guide you on the different processes right at the start of your project. We can offer you an elegant garden room solution without the planning stress.

If your project could be ‘Permitted Development’ with a minor tweak here or there we are happy to tell you so you can choose the route you want to take.

We can even help you with an Appeal to the Planning Inspectorate if needed – we won’t stop helping you if things get difficult or complicated.

Experts in permitted development

We are experts in ‘Permitted Development’ rights and so can obtain a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) for you. This formally confirms that Planning Permission is not required and it really does take away all Planning worries. It also avoids any potential enforcement action in the future and problems when you sell your property.

If you live in a Conservation Area the ‘Permitted Development’ rules are only slightly more restrictive and our beautiful designs are always sensitive to the historic environment.

If you live in a designated Green Belt, then choosing a garden room that is ‘Permitted Development’ can often make a big difference. This is because, when it comes to Planning Permission, Green Belt policies can be extremely strict on additions.

Having a garden room close to a protected tree (either via a TPO or a Conservation Area) doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t benefit from the Government’s ‘Permitted Development’ rights. If you are concerned about a tree we can work with an arboriculturalist and deal with any separate applications to the LPA’s Tree Officer for you.

High success rate for planning permission

If Planning Permission is needed for your project, it’s usually not a problem and we have a high success rate. Our supporting statements to the LPA make a convincing case and often result in approvals with a minimum number of Conditions being imposed.

We enjoy finding Planning solutions and so if you live in a Listed Building or have an unusual garden room idea we look forward to hearing from you.


Using your garden room for primary accommodation (bedroom, kitchen, bathroom etc) can offer a perfect option for multi-generational living. Such a use always requires Planning Permission but you can leave the Application process in our capable hands.

Commercial Uses

We don’t just do residential projects – our garden rooms can be great for commercial uses too. So, if you are thinking of an exciting new venture let us know.

Call us to book your free consultation on 020 8088 3572