Planning Permission & Building Regs

Conservatory Building Regulations

Here’s more important information on Building Regulations requirements linked here from our Richmond Oak Holding Company website…

Conservatory Building Regulations set minimum standards in the construction of buildings for the health, safety, comfort and convenience of building users.

Building Regulations Cover:

Access and facilities for disabled people Damp-proofing Drainage Electrical safety Energy conservation Fire precautions Means of escape Sound insulation Structural stability Ventilation

Download a free copy of the Building Regulations Explanatory Booklet for England & Wales from the Communities and Local Government website.

Building Regulations & Conservatories

Generally the regulations require that conservatories:

  • Are sited at ground level
  • Have a floor area not exceeding 30 sq meters
  • Are substantially glazed – no less than 50%
  • Have a roof more than 75% glazed
  • Glazing satisfies Building Regulations Part N
  • Can be permanently separated from the remainder of the property by means of a door or other barrier
  • Do not contain any drainage facilities such as a sink, WC or washing machine
  • Radiators, if fitted, are thermostatically controlled and have an ON/OFF control

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Conservatory Planning Permission

Here’s important information on Planning Permission requirements linked here from our Richmond Oak Holding Company website…

Conservatory Planning Permission and Building Regulations are two different issues in the planning and building of a conservatory and should not be confused even though your Local Authority manage both. Since the changes in 2008, with respect to planning, there is no difference between a single storey solid roof extension, a conservatory, an orangery or a tiled/slate roof garden room.

Planning Permission – is the permission to erect or extend a conservatory, orangery or garden room

Building Regulations – define how a conservatory, orangery or garden room must be built

Properties that have not already been extended have Permitted Development Rights, although these are not applicable if it is a Listed Building, in a Conservation Area or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You will find a comprehensive guide to making a Planning Application at the government Planning Portal. Along with an application for Planning Permission you will need to supply a Certificate of Ownership, an Ordnance Survey based Location Plan and a Design and Access Statement. Sometimes there is also a requireent for a flood risk assessment.

It can be very difficult to obtain Conservatory Planning Permissionfor conservatories added to Barn Conversions and Flats. Continue reading →

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