Good news! Conservatories are considered permitted development (with no need for a planning application) as long as you ensure certain limits and conditions are met. These conditions include placement — the front of your house is a no-no without planning permission — and the size and height of your planned conservatory.

What’s more, in 2013 size limits were increased on single storey extensions considered permitted development: however you will need to notify your local authority so they can carry out a neighbour consultation scheme.  This is a free service where you submit your plans, contact details and address of any adjoining properties, and your local planning department will look after the rest.

If you’re lucky enough to live within a national park, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage sites then different conditions do apply with regards to cladding and finish. If you are unsure contact our team of experts or your local planning authority.

If you’re considering adding extra living space and value to your home without the hassle and expense of planning applications then a new conservatory is a great choice. There’s a really useful 3D guide on the Government Planning Portal which tells you everything you need to know in terms of limits and conditions.

When you’re ready to take the next step, please don’t hesitate to visit our showroom or request a home appraisal – with over 63 years in the business, we’re always happy to help and share our expertise.