Category Archives: Planning permission

Garden buildings late Feb through March 2014

Here we have a few more recent garden offices and studios to show you from projects during late February through March.

"Colgate 25" office or studio building built recently in a Camberwell garden (London)First we have a recently finished, widened ‘Colgate 25′ garden studio/office with extra windows & larch cladding. This one is a “25″ meaning it has been built to a lower (2.5m) roof height so as to make it possible to site close to the property’s boundary without the need for planning permission (learn more about planning permission requirements for garden studios and buildings here). This outbuilding was built in Camberwell, London. At time of writing a standard “Colgate 25″ garden building is priced from £7,535 plus VAT (including installation). The more attractive ‘full’ height version is priced from £8,253 + VAT, also including installation. Both starting prices indicate an internal size of 2.4m x 3.6m but this can be extended or widened if required (like our Camberwell example shown). The specification is extremely high and includes 6 double power points, double-glazed windows and French doors in stained soft wood, telephone point, internal and external lights, venetian blinds, very high specification insulation, and much more. Learn more about our Colgate range of garden buildings here.

'Synchro Alpha 25' garden office building recently built in Rogate, West SussexNext we have a ‘Synchro Alpha 25′ which we recently built in Rogate in West Sussex. Usually the Synchro Alpha garden office/studio comes with a contemporary looking, flat, painted, exterior finish, however this particular one uses Siberian Larch cladding as agreed with the customer (our garden buildings are bespoke, so pretty much anything can be altered from the standard specification). Prices start at Continue reading

Recent Build Highlights

It’s been a while since we posted news of recent Gembuild garden office projects here so we thought we’d highlight just a few for you now.

Banbury, Oxfordshire, garden studio:

Extended Colgate garden office/studio in Banbury OxfordshireFirst up is one which is hot off the press (a February 2014 build) from the market town of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Here we built what we call an ‘extended Colgate’ (internal dimensions 3.6m x 4.8m) with a ‘Sussex Barn’ real slate roof and beautiful timber cladding in larch. This garden studio included extra windows and french doors with double-glazing throughout (thank goodness – it was windy and raining for most of the build!). These garden rooms also feature, as standard, power points, telephone point, lighting (various inside plus a security light outside), carpet tiles and Venetian blinds. Further details of our ‘Colgate’ range of garden offices, rooms and studios is available here and prices start, at time of writing, at £7535 + VAT (that’s for the non-extended 2.4m x 3.6m version).

Burgess Hill, West Sussex, garden office/studio:

Extended Colgate 25 garden office or studio building in Burgess Hill, West SussexSimilar to the above, we also recently completed an ‘extended Colgate 25′, this time being a garden room which has a lower (2.5m) roof height to fit in with planning regulations i.e. when sited within 2m of a boundary fence – see our Planning Permission Guide for more information regarding roof and eaves height and how it affects Planning Permission. We’ve also been busy building a similar garden office/studio in Tamworth, which included Continue reading

Planning Permission Flow-Chart for Garden Offices & Studios (infographic)

Planning Permission for garden buildings - flow chart/infographicWondering whether your new garden building will need Planning Permission? To find the answer, work your way through our simple flow chart or ‘infographic’ below.

This general guidance* can be applied to:

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