Orangeries often require planning permission, but can usually be built under permitted development rights.
If the ridge height of your orangery roof (the top point) is less than the eaves on your property's roof, planning permission may not be needed.
According to guidance issued by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in September 2010, an orangery must have a significant proportion of translucent walls and roof – although a minimum or maximum percentage is not stated.
Building Regulations approval is NOT needed if your project is:
- At ground level - and be less than 30m2 in floor area.
- Thermally separated from main dwelling - by walls, windows or doors
- Unattached to dwelling’s main heating system.
If work is carried out that significantly reduces the proportion of glazing or translucence, the orangery is no longer considered exempt - and the whole structure WILL require approval from the local authority. Click here for more details.
If planning is required, we can remove the hassle by securing permission on your behalf – making sure your project is 100% compliant.