Do I need planning permission for a Conservatory?

It depends. It you’re planning to convert the loft, garage or basement of your house then there are guidelines it’s necessary to stay within. These include aspects such as the height, width and appearance of your planned conversion. Most loft conversions, for instance, don’t require planning permission unless they dramatically alter the shape of your home or are more than 40 cubic metres big in a terraced house (50 cubic metres for a detached or semi-detached). The extension shouldn’t be higher than your existing roof and neither should it have any balconies or raised platforms. Side extensions should also have windows with obscured glass in order to prevent neighbours seeing directly into your home.

All depending on where you live and the size of the Conservatory you may or may not require planning, give us a call today and we can answer this over the phone for you.