Looking to make major changes in your garden?

you should be aware that some may need planning permission

Summer house and extensions

When it comes to choosing a summerhouse, there’s so much variety.

You should make sure that the kind you have chosen is allowed where you live without getting planning permission.

Whether you like to entertain friends, escape with a morning paper and coffee or just enjoy sitting in your garden

You should look for a summerhouse to suit your dreams as well as your local council’s regulations.
Choosing a place to buy your summer house should be easy.

You want an experienced and knowledgeable team to help you decide which summerhouse best suits your needs.
Summerhouses come in a range of sizes and shapes. You need to check with your local authorities planning permission to see what measurements are allowed.

Whether your summerhouse needs planning permission or not can be down to the simplest features, such as their colour or kind of finish.

Types of Wood Finish:

Whether your summerhouse needs planning permission or not can be down to the simplest features, such as their colour or kind of finish.

  • Cedar – Western Red kiln-dried cedar
  • Pressure Treated – Tanalised timber has been impregnated with wood preservative
  • Deal – Also known as pine, distinctive knot finish
  • Painted finish – Most of our Summerhouses can be painted

Tree lobbing

You often need planning permission to get trees in your garden removed as many trees in the UK are protected.

Tree pruning and felling is an important part of garden maintenance, so it is important that you make sure you know your options.

Most arborists will know whether they are allowed to remove or prune certain trees, or they will have the means to find out easily.

You should always make sure that your tree surgeons are fully qualified and have checked all the planning permission regulations for each tree or shrub you wish to remove or alter.

Getting a pool

Many changes in the garden do not require planning permission, as they are seen as ‘garden projects’ that generally don’t require planning permission.

Even major changes, such as getting a swimming pool often do not need permission from local authorities.

That being said, there are many kinds of property that require planning permission in order to get a swimming pool in their garden.

These are:

  • Designated land
  • National park
  • Greenbelt land
  • Listed building
  • Conservation area

If you know or are even unsure that your property comes under one of these categories, you should check with your local council before you install a swimming pool into your garden.