Garden gazebos are becoming more commonly sought after for garden and deck spaces in the UK. The Porch Specialist offers a range of oak gazebos which can be created to your exact specifications with help from our expert designers and craftsmen from start to finish.
Along with the design of your garden gazebo, you also need to consider whether the gazebo that you wish to install will require planning permission. For specific dimensions and locations, you may require gazebo planning permission before installation.
If you are unsure, please contact a member of our team today for any advice or queries, or see our gazebo planning permission guide below.
What to Consider When Building a Garden Gazebo
In most cases, you will not require planning permission for a gazebo. There are three main factors to consider when looking to install a gazebo, in terms of whether you will require planning permission or not:
- If the structure is less than 2.5m in height from the existing ground level
- If the installation is less than 2m from the property boundary
- Gazebos and outbuildings should not be closer to the road or public walkway than the original house itself.
If your oak framed garden, patio or deck gazebo meets the above criteria, you typically should not need to apply for planning permission.
Installing a Gazebo Without Planning Permission
If you install a temporary garden gazebo (up for less than 28 days), you will not require planning permission for any structure. If you are looking to install a permanent gazebo, you will need to ensure that the size, measured externally, does not exceed 3 metres in height. Your gazebo must also have no plans to be used for sleeping accommodation.
You will also need to ensure that your gazebo is located within 2m of your property boundary or public highway. Your property’s legal boundary is usually a line, fence or marking which divides one property from another.
When Does a Gazebo Require Planning Permission?
If your gazebo installation exceeds more than 3m by height and is within 2m of a neighbour, you will need to seek permission before continuing. If more than 50% of your garden land is already inhabited by garden buildings such as sheds, summerhouses, pergolas etc, you will need planning permission before constructing a new building. In most cases, you will be asked to remove one of your existing garden buildings before you can install your gazebo.
Listed Building and Designated Land Consent
If you are looking to install an oak gazebo onto the land of a listed building – structures that have been judged as a List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Interest – you will need to speak to your local council and will most likely require planning permission.
If your property is located on designated land; national parks, World Heritage Sites or conservation areas, you will also require planning permission and will need to contact your local council. If you are not in a conservation area, you will need to keep the floor dimensions under 10m² or apply for permission. If your building is located in a conservation area, planning permission will be required in all circumstances.
In most circumstances, for one-storey gazebos, you will not require planning permission. If your gazebo plan does require planning permission, this does not mean that you will be rejected, or that you cannot build a gazebo, it simply means that you will need your property inspected and your plans reviewed by your local council. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team and we will advise the best we can and suggest whether you should apply for planning permission for your installation.
Explore Our Beautifully Bespoke Oak Gazebos
The Porch Specialist is a leading supplier of expertly crafted oak and Douglas-fir gazebos in the UK. With decades of construction experience, a meticulous quality assurance process and state-of-the-art machinery, our oak gazebos are created to the highest quality with competitive prices.
With all of our timber farmed ethically from our designation site in France, we use the best materials to create your oak gazebo kit. All of our wooden pieces are delivered directly to your house within 6-8 weeks of sign-off. All deliveries come with pre-cut and pre-drilled pieces of timber as well as an instruction manual for easy assembly.
Once you have checked if your gazebo requires planning permission, our team is happy to get started on your bespoke design.
Receive Your Free Quote for Your Oak Gazebo Today
All of our gazebos are designed and created specifically for each customer’s requirements. The extended range of customisation options we offer means that your garden gazebo can be completely unique to you. We will work collaboratively with you to ensure that you can achieve your perfect oak-framed garden gazebo. Get in touch with a member of our team today to receive a free, no-obligation quote.