Building regulations are separate from planning permission. Planning permission covers what can be constructed whereas building regulations are concerned with how the structure is designed and built. Most garden rooms, offices and studios up to 30m2 floor area are exempt from many of the building regulations so long as they are not going to be used for sleeping accommodation. Our garden rooms and granny annexe garden rooms are designed and built to the same quality as a modern house. They are designed for all year use. It is, after all, an extension of your home that you and your family will use for many years to come. We use substantial, though non-invasive foundations, high specification SIPs construction with the highest possible insulation U-values available today, all of which, are backed up by a 10 year insurance-backed structural warranty. Garden Room and Office Building Regulations which do still apply:
- Part P covers the safety of electrical installations and as such, we obtain the appropriate installation certification on your behalf.
- To satisfy Fire Safety requirements, studios that exceed 15m2 floor area need to be installed with a minimum 1m gap between the building and the boundary. Alternatively, we can build your garden office as close as is physically possible by adding an extra fire-proofing layer to your structure.
Due to The Green Room’s unique choices in external finishes we comply with current building regulations in all respects: construction, insulation properties and fire requirements.