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Planning for Conservatories

Posted: Thursday, 10 May 2018 @ 11:19

The biggest question that you’ll be asking yourself will be do I need planning permission for my DIY conservatory?

The vast majority of the time, you will not need to obtain planning permission in order to build a DIY conservatory. This is because they are considered to be ‘permitted development’. 

However, this is only the case when the following conservatory planning permission conditions are met:

  • Conservatories do not extend beyond the side wall of the house.
  • Conservatories must not take up more than 50% of the land area around the ‘original house’.(The original house is the state of the house when it was first built, or exactly how it stood on July 1st 1948).
  • Conservatories cannot be higher than the original roof of the home.
  • No conservatory can be forward of the principal elevation or side elevation fronting a highway.
  • A single-storey rear extension cannot exceed 4 metres in height.
  • A single-storey rear extension cannot exceed 3 metres in depth, for an attached house, and 3 metres in depth for a detached house.
  • The maximum depth of a rear extension (more than one storey) is 3 metres – including the ground floor. Side extensions must be single storey – and cannot exceed 4 metres in height, or a width of more than half of the ‘original house’.
  • The eaves and ridge height of a conservatory cannot be higher than the house.
  • The eaves within 2 metres of the boundary cannot exceed 3 metres.
  • An extension cannot include balconies, raised platforms or verandas.
  • A roof pitch on conservatories higher than one storey must match exiting house.

Most of the time, meeting these requirements will be simple.

Here at Prior Consevatories, we’ll manufacture a DIY conservatory that is the perfect size for you and we will also take all building restrictions into account.

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