When you choose an Orangery from Orangeries of Cheshire, you can be assured that there will be nothing to worry about when it comes to Planning Permission and Building Regulations.

Our experienced and dedicated team will take care of all the necessary paperwork with the local authority, meaning you can kick back and relax as your project springs up in no time.

In many current day instances, where certain criteria are met, your Orangeries of Cheshire project may not, in fact, require any formal planning permissions. The exception to this is where you plan to add an Orangery to a house that has already been extended. In some instances “new build” developments may also have some form of restrictions on them with regard to any new extension work.

In principle then, your Orangeries of Cheshire project will be exempt from planning permission if the following criteria are met:

  • At least half of the new wall and three quarters of the roof is either glazed or translucent material.
  • The Orangery is built at ground level and is less than 30 square metres in floor area.
  • The Orangery is separated from the house by external quality door(s).
  • Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations.

In late 2008 new rules for the construction of Orangeries came into effect. To summarise, these included:

  • Orangeries on the front or side of a house that will be closer to a public highway, than the original house, will need planning permission.
  • Maximum depth of a single-storey rear Orangery of three metres for an attached house and four metres for a detached house.
  • Side Orangeries to be single storey with maximum height of four metres and width of no more than half that of the original house.
  • Maximum eaves height of an Orangery within two metres of the boundary and three metres from the lowest point on the ground.
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
  • On designated land no permitted development for rear Orangeries of more than one storey; no cladding of the exterior; no side Orangeries.
  • No more than half the area of land around the “original house” would be covered by additions or other buildings.
  • Maximum height of a single-storey rear Orangery of four metres.

While permitted development rights now allow for the construction of many Orangeries without planning permission we may have to limit their size and material construction if building regulations are to be avoided. If an orangery does not meet any of the above rules then it will have to adhere to building regulations in full.

However, the Orangeries of Cheshire team have all the industry knowledge required meaning that they will be able to simplify the entire process for you as part of a thoroughly professional process.

For further information on any of the above or to book a FREE no obligation consultation, please call us now on 01925 732060 or email sales@orangeriesofcheshire.co.uk