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Can you put a garden room anywhere on my property in Glasgow?
No, you must comply with Permitted Development rules, specifically;
- 4.74 – Ancillary buildings are generally located to the rear of the main dwelling.
- 4.82 – Parts of the building within 1 metre of a boundary must not be higher than 2.5 metres. Our garden rooms exceed this height to give you an internal ceiling height of 2.4m (like an ordinary room in your home). We therefore keep all our garden rooms at least 1 metre away from any boundary to comply. This also ensure we can get around the structure to complete the installation and for any required maintenance in the future.
Finally, you must also ensure your garden room does not cast a permanent shadow over your neighbour’s property and block natural light. Don’t worry, during our survey we will advise you to the best of our ability on the perfect position for your garden room.
Why Choose Us?
Garden Rooms Glasgow
Historically park of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow City Council area. Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement to become the largest seaport in Scotland. In 2011 Glasgow’s population was 598,830. By 2021 it was 1,681,000, making Glasgow the most populous city in Scotland. For the same year the average house price was £218,412.
The Most Popular Reasons for Building a Garden Room in Glasgow
Garden Room Lounges
The most popular reason for adding a garden room to your home is to create a garden lounge or an extra living space where you can relax and entertain.
If you love socialising with friends and family but feel that your living space is too small, garden rooms are a great way to extend your home, giving you more space for BBQs, family get-togethers and summer drinks with friends.
Garden Room Offices
The number of people working from home has increased dramatically and many are turning to garden rooms to provide the space for a separate office to help manage this. There are many advantages to having a garden office pod.
Garden rooms do allow you to create boundaries in your home between your work life and family life. Having a separate structure for your home office will enable you to compartmentalise your day, leaving work behind when you clock out.
Garden Room Bars
Due to the covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, garden rooms bars have grown in popularity. Garden rooms allow you to create a dedicated indoor space for entertaining with friends without compromising on space inside your home.
Garden Room Gyms
Over the past year, there has also been a dramatic increase in the demand for garden gyms. Clients save money in the long term as they are not having to pay for a gym membership or transport to take them to their nearest gym. Having a garden gym means that you can personalise the space to suit your workout routine and do not need to share equipment with others.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will I need a Building Warrant and Planning Permission for my garden room in Glasgow?
When it comes to building regulations, a standard garden room should not need these unless your installation is over 30 square meters, has a mains water or drainage connection or is cited within a conservation area. If it does have a drainage connection, perhaps because you are installing a toilet, you will need a building warrant.
Planning permission may be required for a building that has an ‘ancillary’ use – if it is used for things such as sleeping or showering. If it is simply being used for ‘incidental’ use such as a hobby, gym or storage, then you should not need planning permission. The garden room should also be located in a back garden where it does not take up more than half the area, should be no taller than 4 metres and should not be located next to a listed building or in a conservation area. If any of these factors are not met, then planning permission may still be necessary.
Here at Garden Rooms by Creative, we are experts in delivering high-quality garden rooms around Glasgow and therefore are experienced in helping out clients with a building warrant or planning permission if necessary. We can work with clients to tailor their designs to make sure that they meet the standards set out by the local council.
Can I put my garden room up against a boundary line or fence in Glasgow?
Unfortunately, in most circumstances, this is not possible as there are permitted development rules that need to be complied with. Rule 4.74 states that “ancillary buildings are generally located to the rear of the main dwelling”, while rule 4.82 explains that “Parts of the building within 1 metre of a boundary must not be higher than 2.5 metres”.
Our garden rooms measure taller than this and, therefore, should be located at least 1m away from your property boundary to stick to code. It is also important that your garden room does not impede your neighbours in any way by casting a shadow over their property or blocking the natural light. If you are unsure of where to install a garden room in your home, our expert staff can advise on this when completing our survey.
Can I connect water for a toilet, kitchen or shower to my garden room in Glasgow?
It is possible to do this, however, we will need to obtain a building warrant from your local council in order to do this as it involves connecting the garden room to the facilities from your home. Here at Garden Rooms by Creative, we understand that this can be a confusing process, so we can apply for this warrant on your behalf for an additional fee. If you are interested in kitting out your garden room with a shower, bathroom and small kitchen, take a look at our popular granny annexe option.
Can I put a hot tub in my garden room in Glasgow?
This a request that we are being asked more often in Glasgow as people are spending more time in their gardens. The answer is yes, hot tubs can be installed in our garden rooms; however the standard design has to be changed slightly to accommodate this. Firstly, we need to strengthen the base of the garden room to ensure that it can hold the extra weight and change the flooring to ensure that it is splash proof.
Additionally, it is important to install moisture resistant plasterboard on the walls and a humidistat to remove excess moisture.
Can I use my garden room as a hairdresser’s or dog grooming salon in Glasgow?
There is an option to use your garden room as a business location, allowing you to work from home; however, it is important to consider planning permission. Whether you are working from a room inside your home or from a garden room, planning permission is required if the overall character of the dwelling will change due to your business.
To help decide this, there are some questions that you may want to consider.
- Will your home no longer be used mainly as a private residence?
- Will your business result in a marked rise in traffic or people calling?
- Will your business involve any activities unusual in a residential area?
- Will your business disturb your neighbours at unreasonable hours or create other forms of nuisance such as noise or smells?
If you think any of the answers to the questions above are ‘yes’, then it is important to seek planning permission from your local council. It is best to check with them if you are unsure, and you may also want to consider applying for a Certificate of Lawful Use for your business to ensure you are staying within the law. Our expert staff have helped many business owners establish a location in their home to base their business from, so please get in contact if you have any questions.
Can I attach a garden room to my property in Glasgow?
Yes, garden rooms can be added to the side of your property, essentially turning them into an extension. If you are planning to do this, it is important to let us know at the initial consultation stage as the process for this is different to a separate garden room.
As part of our fixed rate package, we include architect’s drawings, help with planning permission, obtain a building warrant and an engineer’s SER certificate.
When it comes to budgeting for attaching a garden room to your home, the cost will be higher as you are extending your existing building. Therefore, we recommend that you budget around £2000 per square meter for a bespoke design.