Usually, planning permission is not required when installing an orangery, unless the property has already been extended or is a new build property. Single storey extensions including orangeries are usually exempt from planning permission. However, it’s worth reading the following information to understand the regulations surrounding orangeries. Or, if you’re looking to build an orangery and want instant planning permission advice, contact the Crystal Living team today.
Your orangery will be exempt from planning permission if:
When extending your property with an orangery, the need for planning permission often depends on the local authority. At Crystal Living we work across Manchester, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester. For local information on planning permission regulations visit the government’s planning portal or get in touch with us. The need for planning permission also varies for different types of property. If you live in a detached property you probably won’t need planning permission. However, if you live in a terraced or semi-detached house, or a flat or maisonette you will need to obtain planning permission to install an orangery.
Complying with building regulations is separate from planning permission. Building regulations ensure that any work carried out on your home is of a good standard and does not breach health and safety requirements. Building regulations approval is required when you want to remove the door or walls linking the orangery to your house, such as in the case of a kitchen orangery extension. You will also need to prove that the orangery is as energy efficient as the rest of the house.
If your orangery is built on or within 3 metres of a public sewer, then you will also need permission from the local water board. Once the work is completed your local building control officer will inspect the orangery to ensure that no damage has been done.
Most orangeries are exempt from building regulations when they are:
When you choose an orangery with Crystal Living, we will look after any planning permission requirements. Even if your planned orangery does not meet all the above criteria, our team at Crystal Living have the experience and knowledge to give you the best possible advice. We will analyse each individual project, and create a plan designed to give you the best possible solution for your home improvement project.
If planning permission is required, we will complete all necessary applications and contact the local authority on your behalf. We will not start work until full planning permission is granted, giving you peace of mind that your project will be completed to the best possible standard.