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Planning Permission

Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to install a conservatory or orangery to your property but now the panic has set in – where on earth do I start? Do I need planning permission? If so, how do I apply for it?

At Walkers Windows we do our very best to make the planning process as easy as possible for you and can offer expert advise throughout the building and construction of your new room. If you intend to apply for planning permission yourself, once you’ve decided on your design and agreed a contract with our experienced Sales Advisors, we can help guide you through each step of the way otherwise our fully train surveyors can act as a planning agent for you – in which case you can sit back, relax and watch your new space take shape!

That said, you can reassured that in most cases, adding a conservatory to your home is considered permitted development and therefore means you don’t need to apply for planning permission (hooray!) However, there are some conditions and limitations that need to be met when considering installing a conservatory on your property. These limitations include:

  • A conservatory (including previous extensions) and other buildings must not exceed 50% of the total area of land around the original house.
  • Conservatories forward of the principal elevation of the original house and fronting a highway are not considered permitted development.
  • Side conservatories to be single storey, must not exceed a maximum height of 4 metres and a width no more than half that of the original house.
  • If the conservatory (side or rear) is within 2 metres of a boundary, the maximum eaves should be no higher than 3 metres.
  • A single storey conservatory to the rear must not extend beyond 3 metres if being installation on an attached house, or by 4 metres of a detached property.
  • Single storey conservatory should not exceed 4 metres in height.

(Taken from planningportal.gov.uk, please follow link for full details).

This interactive house is also a useful tool to help you decide whether or not you need to apply for planning permission.

If you think you need to obtain planning permission before you begin your new project, you can easily apply for it online here by completing an online application form.

Ready to start planning your new conservatory or orangery? Call us on 0800 849 2229 and our dedicated Sales Advisors will help you plan and design the perfect extension to your home – beginning with a free, no obligation quote!

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