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FAQs

Do I need planning permission?

Do I need planning permission?

In most cases, planning permission is typically not required due to this type of building being classified as an outbuilding, which can therefore fall under permitted development.

Permitted development outlines various restrictions which must be met in order to fall into this category. It is often thought there is a set size restriction in place, however, this is a myth and is only applicable to build-ing regulations when a building is over 30 sq/m.

The main factors to consider if you wish to fall under permitted development are the proposed buildings relationship with your garden and the surrounding boundary. No outbuilding can be larger than 50% of the garden and it must be positioned to the rear of the main property. Permitted development also specifies that a building within 2m of any boundary must not exceed 2.5m in height. This is not a problem for our smaller garden rooms which are set at this height specifically. However larger studios often need to be positioned 2m from a boundary as the height in slightly larger.

Although these are the most common issues there are various other considerations not mentioned above which may be applicable. This should only be taken as a guide. Please consult the Planning Portal for further detailed information.

If you have any queries regarding planning please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’d be happy to advise.

Are there any considerations regarding building regulations?

Are there any considerations regarding building regulations?

Garden structures are normally exempt from building regulations but where they apply we will ensure they are met.

How long do I have to wait for my studio?

How long do I have to wait for my studio?

Every studio is different and varying factors of the site or design will influence the time frame for your studio. Unlike other companies, we are able to utilise our own manufacturing establishment to deliver the studio in a fast and efficient manner. In the case of a straightforward project, we are able to deliver the finished studio in as little as 3-4 weeks.

Who will install the studio?

Who will install the studio?

Our experienced installation team will deal with the entire process of site preparation, construction, and service connections. The electrical installation will be carried out by a certified electrician in accordance with the building regulatory requirements.

What can I use the building for?

What can I use the building for?

There are a number of choices! Our studios provide you with the comfort and benefits of any normal room in your house. Your studio will be fully insulated and fully watertight whilst providing electrical services such as lighting, heating and power points. We ensure that your studio is safe with solid locking mechanisms for the doors and if required an alarm system for maximum security.

How are the services connected?

How are the services connected?

To provide the necessary power to the studio’s electrical appliances, we will usually link it to the main electricity circuit provided for your main property. Our professional service team will take care of this installation process and incorporate any other connections you may require such as internet, telephone, television, etc.

Is the building guaranteed?

Is the building guaranteed?

At Kew Green we believe that our customers deserve the very best so we source high quality materials and employ the very best skilled tradesmen to carry out the build of your garden room. This enables us to provide a 20 year manufacturers build guarantee on our galvanised steel frame system. Please note some individual items are not covered in the build guarantee however we have chosen excellent suppliers who offer their own manufacturers guarantee and warranties for individual items used within the build of your garden room. These are as follows:

  • Galvanised steel base and walling: 20 years
  • EPDM rubber roof: 20 years
  • Internal flooring: 2 years
  • External cladding: 5 years
  • UPVC windows and doors: 1 year
  • Aluminium windows and doors: 10 years
  • M2 White wiring accessories: 20 years
  • Outdoor weatherproof sockets: 5 years
  • Consumer unit and RCDs: 2 years
  • Decorative wiring accessories: 2 years
  • Decklights, outdoors up and down lights, standard downlights: 1 year
  • LED Downlights: 2 years

In the unlikely event of a defective part we will ensure its immediate repair as appropriate.

*NB: Manufacturers guarantees may be subject to terms and conditions and compliance to particular care instructions.

I'm interested, what now?

I’m interested, what now?

Please get in touch with us either by email or telephone to express your interest. We can answer any further questions you may have. The next step would be to arrange a visit to your property to discuss your requirements, assess your garden and ensure the feasibility of erecting a garden building.