Planning Permission

Customers should check before ordering if their building requires planning permission or building regulation compliance is required for the proposed use of the building. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to ensure that they are not going to use the building provided in a way that will breach Building Regulations.

Building Regulations are intended to apply to larger, more heavily used buildings than your typical garden shed (such as timber residential or holiday houses, commercial units etc.). However, any building installed by the Seller is done so on the understanding that the Buyer does not need to meet Building Regulations. Our sheds and cabins are sold as storage units and ot designed for residential use.

Normally, outbuildings are considered to be permitted development and it is not necessary to gain planning permission subject to the following restrictions.  Every local authority is different but here are some guidelines:

No outbuilding should be in front of the front wall of the main dwelling.

Outbuildings and garages should be single storey with an eve height of 2.5m. For dual pitch (apex roof), the apex height limit is 4m. For any other type of roof, the high point should be no greater than 3m.

If the building is within 2m of a boundary wall, maximum height is 2.5m.

No more than half of the ground to the rear of the ‘original dwelling’ should be covered in a building.


Extra restrictions may apply if your property is: Listed; if you live in a Conservation Area or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Planning Permission
Planning Permission