Do you need planning permission for a Orangery?
An Orangery can be a beautiful addition to a home, imagine extra space for a spacious dining room or a tranquil reading room flooded with light. But, where do you start with planning this new build?
Common questions that we get asked on a regular basis include, 'Do we need planning permission for an Orangery?' and 'Does an Orangery need building regulations?'
Planning permission rules can be complicated and because the consequence of getting it wrong can be costly (rebuilding or even demolishing) you need to make sure you get it right.
There's a lot of information online, so we recommend you only take advice from someone who has significant experience or from trusted sources such as the planning office.
Do you need planning permission for an Orangery? (Updated for 2022)
An Orangery can be thought of as halfway between a conservatory and an extension - an extended space that has the insulation of half brick walls but also the benefit of lots of light and views of your garden.
For planning permission purposes, an Orangery is considered as a single-storey extension and subject to the same guidelines and building regulations as an extension.
You DON'T need planning permission for an orangery IF you build within permitted development rights following the guidelines for what is acceptable.
We have a dedicated team at Everest who manage planning permisison needs and we created this guide so you can get a feel for what you could build without needing planning permission.
This guide has been updated to include the new Building Regulations Part O and Part F for 2022.