The pandemic and lockdowns have created a new element in today’s workforce. Working from home has become the go-to solution for many businesses. This enabled many businesses to stay open and workers to stay employed. While sometimes less than ideal, working from home beats the alternative of being unemployed which led to many workers looking for ways to stay productive in their sometimes busy homes.
Garden Rooms Providing Privacy And Space For Today’s Remote Workforce
A solution to this is a garden room. There are many benefits to having a garden room built on your property including having your own personal office space, or just an additional space for relaxing, crafting, or practicing music without the distractions present in many of today’s homes.
This increase in growth has caused some concern within the garden room industry with the most prevalent being a lack of understanding of planning permission and local building regulations. Many homeowners feel that they can use their garden rooms for whatever purpose they like, however, they must still meet usage regulations. With that in mind, we are going to take a look at the regulations around outbuildings, specifically, garden rooms.
Planning Permission and Building Regulations
The government has created a series of rules and regulations regarding outbuildings such as sheds, playhouses, greenhouses, garages, garden rooms, and more. If the outbuilding is used for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house, it is more often than not considered permitted development. The criteria associated with permitted development is as follows:-
The size and positioning of your garden room will also determine whether it would need to comply with buildings regulations.
As you can see, there is a lot of thought and consideration that goes into having a garden room built on your property. To ensure that your garden room is built properly and that it meets all planning and regulation requirements, choose a reputable garden room design and building service such as Haon Garden Rooms.
To learn more, contact Haon Garden Rooms today and speak with a garden room design expert who can answer any questions you might have.
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