Friday, May 25, 2007

The one metre rule

Some people considering a garden office have been led to believe that to not need planning permission the office must be at least one metre form any boundary. This is not the case. The 'one metre' rule is about building regulations.
Any garden office, with a floor space of less than 30sq metres does not need building regulations if it is built more than a metre from any boundary. [Unless it has a shower room - but that is for another day's post.] Many garden office suppliers want to avoid building regulations becuase their offices don't have enough insulation to meet current regulations and have too much glass.
so, if you want to put your office closer than a metre to next door's fence. No problem if you buy a building regulations standard building such as InsideOut's.

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