Garden Improvement

How Big Can I Build a Shed Without Planning Permission in the UK?

Whatever the area of the house can not do without a shed on the site. Not everything can and should be brought into the house, even if there is a place, and if there is not so much space – outbuildings are necessary.

The maximum size of a shed without a building permit in the UK

The maximum size of a shed without a building permit in the UK
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Outbuildings and garages must be single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5 meters and a maximum overall height of four meters with a gable roof or three meters for any other roof.

Shed design rules state: sheds must be one-story. Sheds should not have platforms, balconies or verandas. Sheds should be no more than three meters high unless they have gable roofs, in which case they can be up to four meters high.

What materials are they built from?

What materials are they built from
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If the shed is located close to the house and you are concerned about its appearance, it makes sense to use the same material as when building the house. If you don’t want to spend a large amount on a household building, you can choose the finish close to the planned one. In most cases, this is not very difficult: there are many technologies and many materials very accurately reproduce the appearance of expensive finishing materials. A prime example of this is siding. It’s appearence can remind a log, timber, brick, stone with different textures. So it is not necessary to use expensive materials to build a shed.

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