Many people are confused by planning permission and building regulations, especially when it comes to getting planning permission for your conservatory or orangery

Planning permission is concerned with the visual impact and size of the structure and not the technical integrity, whereas building regulations cover all aspects of construction and are constantly reviewed. Make sure your contractor or designer is aware of the latest regulations and purchase only through a trusted supplier and fitter, like Ripton Windows & Conservatories.

Adding a small domestic conservatory or orangery to your house is considered to be a permitted development. You won’t need to apply for planning permission or comply to building regulations provided you meet the criteria listed below.

When do you need planning permission?

·      If the house is in a conservation area, national park or designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

·      The conservatory is not at ground level.

·      The house has already been extended.

·      It is a terraced house.

·      The volume of the house will be increased by more than 15 per cent or 70 cubic metres, whichever is the greater.

When is a conservatory or orangery exempt from building regulations?

·      Built on to a domestic dwelling and divided from the rest of the house by a door that complies with the requirements for an exterior door.

·      Under 30msq in floor area.

·      A single storey.

·      Built at ground floor level.

·      Glazed in compliance with safety glazing requirements of approved Document N of the Building Regulations and BS6262 Part 4 1994.

·      Not within 1m of the boundary.

·      Fitted with a roof that is 75% glazed and with walls that are 50% glazed.

For more information about planning permission for your conservatory or orangery visit the UK Government’s online planning and building regulations resource for England and Wales www.planningportal.gov.uk

Browse our selection of conservatory and window images for inspiration or come and visit the Ripton Windows showroom on Crockford Lane, Chineham, Basingstoke, Hampshire. 01256 841522.

Or simply contact the friendly team at Ripton Windows & Conservatories

Contact us

A FAMILY BUSINESS

Double Glazing Windows, Doors & Conservatories
Visit our Hampshire Showroom in Basingstoke

HOURS OF BUSINESS

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm Friday: 9am - 4.30pm Saturday: 10am - 4pm Closed Sunday & Bank Holidays Out of hours appointments are available.

Visit our showroom

3 Crockford Lane, Chineham Business Park
Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8NA
United Kingdom

Matthew Ripton

Matthew Ripton

Owner

Get in touch to discuss your new conservatory or orangery.
01256 841522.

What are composite doors made of?

22nd August 2017 | Rebecca James We often get asked the question: What are composite doors made of? While you might not have thought much about it, you only have to look round a reasonably large street these days to see a composite door. More and more...

read more

What is GRP?

What is GRP? What is uPVC? Our guide to understanding some of the most frequently used acronyms in the double glazing industry.

read more