Does your conservatory comply with Regulations?


Many homeowners will rely upon the word of the installer of a conservatory when it comes to considering Planning Permission and Building Regulations.

As a rule, a conservatory will pass the permitted development test from a planning perspective and be considered as an exempt structure from a Building Regulations perspective. Further consideration however must be given in relation to planning.

Permitted development rights will generally apply provided that:-

  • They are built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres in floor area.
  • The conservatory is separated from the house by external quality walls doors or windows.
  • There should be an independent heating system with separate temperature and on/off controls (if there is heating at all).
  • Glazing in any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable Building Regulations requirements.
  • No new structural opening between the conservatory and the existing house is created.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this matter further.

Telephone us on 0207 001 1115 or email us at info@westgatesolicitors.co.uk.