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Do You Need Planning Permission for a Glass Veranda?

Do You Need Planning Permission for a Glass Veranda?

A glass veranda is a sleek, stylish and functional addition to any garden. The sleek glass panels and quality framework create a spacious area for relaxing, dining or entertaining. 

Outershade are experts in glass veranda design and installation. If you’re interested in adding a glass veranda to your garden, we’ve got all the information you need.

One of the most popular questions we get asked about glass verandas is whether they require planning permission. Find out the answer to this question and more in this month’s article.

Do you need planning permission for a glass veranda?

What is a glass veranda?

Glass verandas, also known as glass canopies, transform outdoor spaces by creating a versatile living or entertaining space that is sheltered from rain, wind and snow. Verandas are composed of sleek glass panels that hang overhead for advanced weather protection. Unlike glass rooms, there are no glass panels on the sides of the structure. This open and spacious design allows the user to feel immersed in the outdoors.

Glass verandas are sizable structures that can take approximately 6-8 weeks to design, build and install. Due to the size of the structure and length of installation, many people wonder whether planning permission is required.

Will my glass veranda require planning permission?

It’s near-impossible to answer that question because it will depend on your specific circumstances. Some glass verandas will require planning permission, but the vast majority won’t. It’s highly unlikely that your glass veranda will need planning permission, especially if you take the necessary precautions to avoid it.

What might cause my glass veranda to need planning permission?

You will only need planning permission if your glass veranda satisfies any of the following conditions:

  • It will be above 300mm in height
  • It will be located on the roof of your home
  • It will be larger than 50% of the land that the original house covers

How can I avoid planning permission?

If you’re worried about needing planning permission for your glass veranda, contact Outershade for a free site survey. One of our surveyors will assess your outdoor space and offer their expert advice. They’ll be able to identify the veranda sizes you can get for your garden without needing planning permission. And because we offer verandas made bespoke to your requirements, you’re guaranteed to get the glass veranda that’s perfect for your needs.

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