Expert Tips to Choosing the Perfect Garden Room: Considerations for Size

Today, gardens fulfil a significant, often multifaceted role. They are where we live, play, entertain, relax, work, or reconnect with nature.

A Garden Room might be your answer if you want to transform your garden into a usable space. The core of creating the perfect Garden Room is functionality, and size plays an essential role in achieving that. 

The size of your garden

The size of your garden determines the maximum size of a garden office, gym, or studio. It’s worth measuring how much space is available and which type of building would suit it best.

If the building is to be further than 2m from any boundary, then the rules are more relaxed: for a mono-pitched roof, the maximum roof height can be 3m, and for a dual-pitched roof, the maximum ridge height can be 4m. The eaves height for both must still be no higher than 2.5m. 

Garden Room Designed by London Town Cabins

Your Garden Room Size vs Planning Permission. 

The rules for this vary depending on where you live, so it’s best to check with your local council first.

Generally speaking, full planning permission will be required if your property is listed or located within a conservation area, or if you live in a flat.

Usually, you won’t need planning permission to build a garden room if it adheres to permitted development guidelines: according to regulations, a garden room must not exceed 2.5m in height if it’s within 2m of a boundary or covers less than 50% of your full garden area – This is the total land area of your property minus the original house area.

You will need to include any extensions that have been added since the house was first built – even those built before you started living there.

Outside of these restrictions, we have found that planning permission is still often possible, and we can help make a planning application on your behalf for a small fee for producing the plans, and the application costs.

Find in this article a detailed explanation of planning permission for garden offices.

Garden office designed by London Town Cabins

How you plan to use your garden room will also affect its size. We encourage our customers to think about how the usage of their garden cabin may change over time and factor that into their decision-making process.

If you’re planning to build a more extensive space, you may need to apply for planning permission. 

Garden office designed by London Town Cabins

“Choosing the right size garden room requires careful consideration of your needs, space, and planning permission. We have many years of experience designing and building garden rooms and we’re here to help you make the right choice.”

David Duval-Johnston —

Whether you’re looking for a dedicated workspace, a creative studio, or a versatile cabin, our team of experts can help you design the perfect garden room to fit your unique needs.

So, don’t hesitate to contact us today and schedule a free consultation to create your dream outdoor living space.


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