Do you need planning permission to build an orangery?

  • Category: News
  • Published Dated: August 28, 2018

You are not alone if you are considering the option of building an orangery for your property, as it is a great way to increase your home’s value, size and aesthetic appearance. Although building an orangery is a great decision, there are still many factors that need to be taken into account before extending your home!

For example, one thing that you need to ask yourself is whether or not you need to be granted planning permission to build your orangery? So, in our latest blog post the Window Wise team provide you with all the information that you need with regards to building an orangery and the planning permission that you may need.

Planning regulations for building an orangery

UK law states you must gain planning permission from your local council if you wish to modify a building, however in most cases this ruling does not apply when you are building an orangery.

This is because like conservatories, orangeries are considered as a permitted development right. Essentially this means that you do not need planning permission for your orangery as long as you follow a selection of certain rules.

If your planned orangery does not follow these guidelines, then you must either change your plans or seek planning permission from your local council.

  • Your planned orangery must not exceed 4 meters in height or over 50% of the height of your property.
  • Your planned orangery must not exceed 50% of the width of your home.
  • Your planned orangery cannot include any elevated platforms, balconies or verandas.
  • Your planned orangery must not have eaves that are higher than 3 meters if it is within 2 meters of a structure boundary.

In addition to this, you may also need planning permission for your orangery if your property is located in a conservation area or national park, if your home has already been extended or you property is a terraced house.

If you would like to learn more details about whether or not you need planning permission for your orangery development, contact your local council today.

Stunning bespoke orangery designs at Window Wise

The Window Wise team regularly provide clients with breath-taking orangeries that enhance their homes appearance, and we can help you improve your home too.

We have well over 30 years of experience in building bespoke orangeries, and work closely with all of our clients throughout the installation procedure to ensure that the finished product completely reflects their wishes.

Find out more about the wide range of orangeries and conservatory installation services.

Contact the Window Wise team today

For more information on how Window Wise can turn your dream orangery into reality, simply speak to one of our dedicated advisors today!

To speak directly with a member of the Window Wise team with regards to any queries that you may have, give us a call today on 01923 260636.

Or if you can’t speak to our experts over the phone right now, you can also get in touch with us by answering a few quick questions and contacting us online.

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Do you need planning permission to build an orangery?