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Planning Regulations

It is important to make sure that your project complies with all the relevant regulations before committing yourself. The following is a summary of the regulations as described on the government Planning Portal. However local authorities may vary from time to time, and this is only our interpretation, so it is vital that a definitive answer is obtained from your relevant authority. We will undertake this on your behalf as part of our project management.

Conservatory Building Regulations

Conservatories are normally exempt from building regulations when:

Conservatory Planning permission

The first thing to establish when determining whether your conservatory will require planning permission is whether 'Permitted Development Rights' have been removed from your property. This is particularly common on modern housing developments, and, if they have been removed, planning will definitely be required. We will check this with the Local Authority on your behalf before your project commences.

Below is a summary of the requirements, as outlined on The Planning Portal:

Adding a conservatory to your house is considered to be permitted development, not needing an application for planning permission, subject to the limits and conditions listed below.

The above is only a small part of the regulations and it is important that you ensure that the required permissions are in place from the relevant bodies before you proceed. We do of course provide a complete planning service and will be happy to advise you.

Visit the Planning Portal - The Planning Portal is the UK Government's online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales. A good interactive guide for conservatories can be found here.


See the helpful Planning Portal mini-guide for porches.

Doors and Windows in Conservation Areas/Listed Buildings

Planning permission is not normally required for repairing, fitting or replacing doors and windows (including double glazing). However, if the building is listed or is in a conservation area (or other designated area) you should consult with your local planning authority.

In addition, if you are a leaseholder, you may first need to get permission from your landlord or management company.

Further information from the Planning Portal can be found here.

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