garden room

Things you need to know before installing a garden room

Garden rooms are a stunning yet practical way to extend your living space and transform your home. 

The potential uses for a garden room are endless; enjoy peace and quiet in your own office, get a sweat on in a home gym or yoga studio or extend your living space with a bar or games room – the only limit is your imagination! 

So, what are the most asked questions we get about our garden rooms, and what are the key things you need to know before taking the plunge? 

Do I need planning permission?

This is one of the most asked questions we get regarding our garden rooms.  In most cases, outbuildings are permitted development under the Class E guidelines and don’t need planning permission, however this is subject to certain limits and conditions.

garden studio room

The rules relating to garden rooms are as follows;

  • The building must be no higher than 2.5m from the bottom of the building to the top of the roof.
  • You must not take up more than 50% of your garden area with your garden room and any other buildings that are already constructed.
  • Your garden room must not be used as living or sleeping accommodation
  • A garden room which is under 15m² in internal floor area can be installed close to any rear boundary, but if it’s between 15m² and 30m² it needs to be at least a metre away from any boundary. 

Here at Prior Products, we work with you to make sure your garden room is compliant with all building regulations. 

Can internal walls be added?

Yes, we can add internal walls to your garden room to add privacy and create a space which is completely suited to your needs. 

Garden Room Internal Walls

Can I put a bathroom in my garden room?

Yes you can add a bathroom or toilet to your garden room, however it is important to know that this will mean that your garden room will be classified as ‘accommodation’ rather than an ‘outbuilding’ and will therefore require planning permission. 

How long will my garden room take to construct?

Our garden rooms are manufactured in the UK and the large format SIPS system reduces build time making rapid assembly possible. 

All our garden rooms are constructed using the latest design and manufacturing technology and assembled by our experienced production team to ensure perfection is maintained. We have a range of garden rooms to choose from. You can even mix and match multiple garden rooms into your ideal design.

Prior Products offer garden rooms and leisure buildings to Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham, Moreton in the Marsh, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Evesham, Stow on the Wold, Chipping Norton, Worcester, Alcester, Oxford, Solihull, Banbury, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Cotswolds, Wiltshire and surrounding areas.