If you want to build a stable you will have considered whether you need planning permission
Most of the mobile buildings that we construct do not need planning permission, but it is always wise to check the new planning rules below.
Planning permission is not about the size of a building; it is about the location and its intended use. Even greenhouses need planning permission in certain circumstances.
Some of our largest buildings have not required planning permission, whilst some of our smallest ones have because they were built in a Conservation Area or other special space.
If you have any basic planning permission questions you can visit the government information site at www.planningportal.gov.uk or please feel free to contact us on 0800 75 66 301 to ask questions about planning permission.
Planning permission and Building Regulations are two different things: – Building regulations are about the quality and technical design of a structure.
Planning permission is about the positioning and external appearance of a structure
Understanding Building regulations.
Buildings of less than 30sq metres, if they are positioned more than a metre from a boundary and are not going to be used for sleeping accommodation do not need to meet building regulations. This leads some companies that sell insulated summerhouses and sheds of less than 30sq metres to claim that their buildings ‘meet building regulations.’ when in reality what they mean is ‘our buildings don’t have to comply with building regulations’.
At Woodhouse we believe that
garden office buildings
should be designed and built to the same quality as a timber frame house that you would choose to live in all year round. It is, after all, an extension of your home that you and your family will use for many years to come.
We pursue a realistic balance between eco-friendly materials and traditional building methods. We specify construction materials, interior and exterior finishes, and doors and windows that we would personally use if we were building our own buildings.
Foundations Permanent buildings needs solidly constructed foundations to stop them subsiding when ground conditions vary and to stop them blowing away in storms. We recommend our buildings stand on a concrete base with a single course of engineering bricks.
Permanent buildings should not be laid directly onto the ground as subsidence and slippage may occur. However, if you have an existing garage base or other substantial support we can design a building to fit. We can survey your garden to assess it’s suitability and then supply detailed foundation plans, with full technical instructions to your groundworks builder. We can find a suitable groundworks builder in your area for you as part of our service.