A conservatory is the ideal way to link your indoor and outdoor living spaces, allowing ambient light into the rooms of your house, and creating extra space in which to relax with family and friends. But the rules about planning permission can be confusing, so here is a simple guide to some of the rules.
For most conservatories, planning permission is not necessary, as they fall within the rule of permitted development. This is the same as the rule for a brick built extension: it cannot exceed half of the original house footprint. That is the house as it was built, not including any extensions added by you or any previous owners.
If you have set your heart on a bigger conservatory than allowed within permitted development, it is still possible, but you need to notify your local planning authority. Under the Neighbour Consultation Scheme, your neighbours will be given the chance to object. If they are happy, you can go ahead without any further permissions.
Once you have chosen your conservatory size, it’s important to think about the conservatory roofing and that depends on how you want to use your space. Tiled roofs are ideal for reducing glare and providing privacy. If you choose this roofing option, there are plenty of fashionable conservatory roof styles from which to choose. For clear, concise information and advice, you can’t do better than getting in touch with Sentinel Solid Roof – we will be very happy to explain your different options.