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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most about our services.
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Planning permission is not normally required as our buildings fall under permitted development (built under 2.5m high externally). Most houses, even in conservation areas and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), have permitted development rights. Listed buildings have no permitted development rights, so will always need planning permission. Don’t worry though, as planning is a relatively simple process for our garden rooms and we can help with this process.

We can build as close as 400mm to any solid obstacle, such as your house however our garden room structures do need to remain free-standing due to the nature of their construction so cannot be attached as a lean to.

Restrictive covenants set conditions in your property’s contract or deeds to restrict certain actions, normally to preserve the aesthetics of an area. These can be for a limited time and can apply to both new and old homes. Contact our team today to find out more about your particular circumstance if you have a restrictive covenant.

If you live in a conservation area you have to build behind the rear of your house for the garden room to fall under permitted development. If your garden room falls within permitted development rights then you should not require planning permission.

If you live in an area that has an Article 4 directive, your local planning authority has removed Permitted Development rights for your area and You will require Planning Permission in order to have a garden room. 

To comply with regulations all our buildings are built as standard at 2.5 metres externally. The front of our buildings are always the highest point, allowing water to run from front to the rear guttering. 

Yes, with the exception of the Cusworth they are warm enough to use throughout the year as they are all well insulated and come with a  heater as standard.

Our garden buildings take around 5- 15  days to install on your property and we install all-year-round. 

From order to completion the process takes 6-8 weeks on average.

We don’t currently offer finance payments but are happy to split your payment into 3 instalments with the final payment being made on completion of your Garden Studio.

The only limitation is that the Garden Studio must not take up more than 50% of your overall Garden Space.

We deliver across mainland UK. Delivery is FREE within 30 miles of our factory in Yorkshire. If you are outside of the 30mile distance, then we will be able to quote for delivery.

Yes all our Garden Studios can be self-built and will also require that you install your own foundations.

We don’t currently have a showroom but you can visit some of our installations at customers homes.

Yes, with our steel framed timber clad buildings we are able to add skylights.

Yes, we can build dividing rooms in our larger buildings or our Composite studios offer extension rooms.

We hope that your Garden Studio will be trouble-free and if you select a steel frames studio they come with a 50-year structural guarantee. Our SIP’s panelled studios carry a 15 year guarantee and our windows and doors are covered by a manufacturer’s 10-year guarantee.

The base will normally take between half-a-day to 1 day to install. The building itself will usually be constructed the following week where we allocate between 1 and 5 days depending on the size. 

Yes, we are able to custom design your Garden Studio to meet your specific needs.

The smallest building that we offer is 2m x 2m Cusworth Garden Studio

We would ask you to clear the  ground and if possible level to within 200mm prior to the installation of the base.

All of our Heritage Garden Studios come with 3 sets of Keys.

Yes, underfloor heating can be installed as an optional extra.

No, our Garden Studios are not designed to be lived in as they do not comply to building regulations.

Yes we offer this at an additional cost. However you are more than welcome to use your own preferred electrician.

Our garden studios are designed to last for over 30 years and come with a 50-year structural guarantee.