Adding a orangery to your home can add extra room, a great new place to relax and entertain guests and can also add value to your home in a similar way to an extension. However, do you need planning permission to put one in? It is an extra part of your house after all, but it’s not the same four brick walls as an extension usually is, so it can be a little confusing. If you’re thinking about installing a new orangery ready for the summer, take a read of this handy guide so you know exactly what you need to do to make sure your orangery is legal and safe.
Orangeries can be a great way to upgrade your space without going for a fully fledged two storey extension. Luckily, when you’re building a one storey extension, you don’t usually need planning permission. has some great tips that you can check to make sure that you’re within the guidelines. These include:
- You will be exempt from planning permission if at least half the wall and 3 quarters of the roof is glazed or made from a translucent material.
- If your orangery has an external door that separates it from the rest of the house, you won’t need planning permission.
- You won’t need planning permission if your orangery is on ground level, is less than 30 square meters in floor area and 4 metres or under in height.
- You will probably need planning permission if your orangery has a completely tiled roof, as this would count as a simple extension of the house.
If you’re looking for more tips on what does and doesn’t qualify your orangery for , take a look on the Crystal Living website for more information so you can make an informed decision about what you want to do and what routes you need to take when it comes to permission. Crystal Living are experts in conservatories, orangeries, extensions and more so if you’re still not sure on the rules or you’d like to get the ball rolling with building your dream conservatory, you can visit their website, look at all the different options and arrange a free consultation.