The importance of longevity, durability and security is dealt with by the use of top quality house building materials…

These include optimum insulation and damp-proofing, resulting in a warm-in-Winter, cool-in-Summer interior. This moisture-free environment is ideally suited to the installation of computers and other electronic equipment. Our standard construction features include:

  • Double glazed windows, doors and roof windows
  • Fully insulated roof, walls and floor
  • Interior walls plastered and emulsioned, skirting, architrave and trims
  • Wired throughout with a generous number of double switched sockets, light configurations, circuit breakers and RCD unit
  • 2kw heater
  • 5 lever security lock, brass/satin chrome fittings and window locks
  • Choice of external shade or colour
  • Preserved Canadian Cedar shingled roof
  • Guttering system, lead flashing and copings
  • Storage areas

All site preparation and groundwork is completed by Garden Studios.

Planning Pointers

Garden studios will do whatever we can to ensure the smooth development of your studio – and we are more than happy to liaise with your Local Planning Authority regarding any planning concerns you may have.

In most domestic situations you will not require planning permission for your studio – providing that:

  • No outbuilding forward of the principal elevation fronting a highway
  • Outbuildings & garages to be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres & maximum overall height of 4 metres with a dual pitched roof or 3 metres for any other roof
  • Maximum height of 2.5 metres within two metres of a boundary
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms
  • No more than half the area of land around the “original house”* would be covered by additions or other buildings
  • In National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty World Heritage Sites the maximum area to be covered by buildings, enclosures, containers & pools more than 20 metres from the house to be limited to 10 square metres
  • On designated land* buildings, enclosures, containers & pools at the side of properties will require planning permission
  • Within the curtilage of listed buildings any outbuilding will require planning permission

* The term “original house” means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.

* Designated land includes National Parks & the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas & World Heritage Sites.


For friendly advice on our garden building range please call us on 07715 489701

Planning & Construction

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