No mater what you need a building for we can accommodate you, as every building is made to order. See the most popular uses broken in to helpful categoriesView
Whether for entertaining or creating additional living and recreational space our garden rooms are as flexible as you will ever need, adding room to breathe and value to your home.View
Work from home without compromising any space with one of our tailored garden offices, designed for year round use and comfort. All garden offices offer plenty of natural light and full electrics and Internet.View
Working from home has become more popular than ever. In the wake of the lockdown caused by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, working practices have become increasingly flexible.View
Our Garden Studios can meet your requirements in terms of space and taste. Whether for a one-person space or an area to fit small groups, we have the solution.View
Enjoy summer in style and cosy up on dark winter nights in one of our beautiful tailor made summer houses, designed to your specifications for all year round use and comfort - a true extension of your homeView
We can provide the perfect Pool-side room for you and all your pool requirements, including shower and changing rooms with towel warmers, pump and filter rooms, safe & secure chemical storage along with cleaning equipment cupboards.View
Endless pools are simple to install, easy to maintain and economical to run. Bakers Endless pool room can become a real showpiece for your home.View
Planning a home gym? Find out how we can tailor our all year round garden rooms to accommodate your exact needs, including full mirror walls, extra height for over head exercises, plumbing for water cooler and even floor sockets to avoid trailing cables.View
Whatever your interests, from snooker and ping pong to table football, pinball or darts, we can build a bespoke games room or leisure retreat to enjoy all year round. We can even tailor your building to accommodate all your specialist requirements andView
We offer a wide range of options for your hot-tub. We can design a room to accept your hot-tub and the condensation it creates, or offer our very popular canopies. We can also accommodate for the required power supplyView
Having a sauna can benefit you in so many ways. It improves your circulation, flushes toxins from your body and can reduce stress and the risk of cardiovascular disease.View
If you are looking to integrate your inside and outside space a canopy can provide shelter in winter and shade in the summer.View
The man cave has become a popular addition to the family home in recent years. Typically, it is seen as a haven where the man of the house can rest and recuperate from the pressures of everyday life.View
Our customers often ask us to deliver a garden room that serves more than a single purpose. One popular reason for wanting some extra space is so that they can create a kids' den.View
Have you always dreamed of having your own Therapy room or Hair Salon situated in your own back garden? We can create your ideal workspace fitted out to your individual specifications.View
Craftsman built precisely to order and benefiting from the same high quality materials and attention to detail used in every Bakers building, our sheds and cabins offer so much more than you might expect.View
Our lined and insulated workshops can more than handle the commercial traffic of daily use and can be used as dry storage for all documents and archive storage.View
If your house does not come with a garden garage as part of the main building, and you want somewhere to keep your car, we can help.View
When looking for the total answer, look no further. From an initial *survey, advice on the rules and regulation, ground clearance to installing your smart TV, dedicated Wi-Fi zone and over 100,000 options. We have the experience to make it happen.View
Find out more about our unique approach to the house specification materials that offer almost zero maintenanceView
If you are concerned about the planning process, we can help with questions you may have. Here are some frequent questions we often get asked around planning.View
Whether you have a jungle of shrubbery, sloping ground or an old building, our in-house team can clear the site ready for the base.View
A firm and level base is required for all our buildings, we can offer concrete or a timber frame on steels, depending on the ground type, lie of the land and your final requirements.View
we offer a number of options to complete your project including timber and composite decking optionsView
We offer a wide range of electrical fixtures and fittings to suit your needs. Along with your heating and lighting, we offer, internet with a dedicated wi-fi zone, smart & Sky TV connections, app run systems, Sonos, Climate control and much moreView
Whatever you're plumbing requirement we can full install this for you, from just a cold hand wash sink, to a shower room and kitchen. Let us know your requirement, and we can helpView
As part of a complete package we offer a wide range of exterior finishes to make your building look beautiful and offer the lowest maintenance possible.View
View our extensive case study library hosting a vast array of our completed projects, including customer reviews, along with pictures, videos and informationView
A Bakers garden room is a warm, light and cosy usable space. Sit back and relax safe in the knowledge that all our home offices, sheds and garden rooms come fully lined and insulated and always include double glazing as standard.View
A very popular requirement is for a garden room or office with an integrated storage area which can easily be achieved with our bespoke combination wooden buildings.View
We can provide the perfect pool-side room for you and all your pool requirements. including shower and changing rooms, plant and safe chemical store.View
With over 32 years of experience in buildings and 10 years with Endless PoolsÂ® we have the knowledge and products to ensure your room & pool can be used all year round in all weatherView
We tailor make every Games room and Gym to your requirements, we can help with in internal layout, so we account for all your needs: extra height for multi gyms, floor sockets, snooker table and queue space, along with bars and storage all need to be thouView
At Bakers we welcome new ideas and enjoy working with you to create the building you desire including, Endless pool rooms, games and Gym rooms along many more interesting case studiesView
The same attention to detail and high quality of materials are used throughout our entire portfolio including our fantastic range of cabins and sheds.View
See All our collection broken out in to each product, but remember as EVERY building is made to order we can produce it to your exact requirements.View
Our contemporary collection is driven by a modern look, with clean lines and the latest in cladding with that perfect finish.View
The classic collection now includes our redesigned Jay model, that now comes in standard sizes a specification as a small office or large studioView
All our Sheds and Cabins are made to order, so we can tailor your buildings size or look!View
A strong robust building comes to mind when thinking of workshops. Along with this we also add design, class and qualityView
To really understand the high quality we are working to, we would encourage you to visit our show centre where we get your personalised quotation under way. But if you can't get down then the brochure, price lists and other info are all here for youView
Come and view our extensive showground where we can guide you through our full range and discuss the options available.View
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When you are thinking of investing in a garden room or summer house, there are so many factors to take into account. The style, size and cost of the building of your dreams will all need careful consideration.
One question that needs answering is whether or not you will need planning permission for a building in your garden.
Bakers Timber Buildings is already established as a leading expert in the field of garden rooms. We offer a complete package to make the process as smooth as possible and with no surprises.
So now we have created this Ultimate Guide to Planning Permission for Garden Buildings to ensure you have all the answers you need on the subject.
We want your garden room to be special, an investment to your property that increases its value and appeal. This guide will, we hope, enable you to choose a garden building that really works for you, your family and friends for years to come.
If you are planning to construct a new building, or to change the use of a piece of land, in the UK you may need to get permission to do so from your local authority.
Permission is granted – or denied – based on the policies outlined and implemented by national law and the local council's development plan.
If planning permission is required, you need to make a formal application to your local authority, including diagrams, explaining why you think you should be allowed to proceed.
An officer from the town hall will assess your application and decide whether or not permission should be granted in this case.
The good news is that for the vast, overwhelming majority of garden rooms we create, planning permission is not required because there are national “permitted development” rights.
The even better news is that Bakers Timber Buildings has the knowledge and expertise to advise you whether or not you will have to share your design with the local planning department.
We have in-depth knowledge of the relevant rules and can ensure that the building you want to erect in your garden is compliant with them.
As well as being aware of planning rules, you should also take into account building regulations.
Planning rules oversee the way towns and cities are developed, while building regulations govern standards in the design and constructions of buildings to ensure their safety and efficiency.
As we will explain, there are times when planning rules might say your garden building is permissible, but under building regulations, it will not be allowed.
You will need to seek planning permission if the building you want to construct in your garden does not conform to the following restrictions:
1. Area: Planning rules say you can cover up to half your garden. However, under building regulations, the maximum floor space your unregulated garden building is allowed to cover is 30 square metres. That sounds like a large area, but if you want a combination room that gives you more than one function, such as a lounge and a gym, or an office and a bathroom, this may become a consideration. You could, of course, have more than one building.
2. Height: The maximum height of your building depends on its proximity to neighbouring properties. If you want your garden room less than two metres from your boundary, the maximum overall height is 2.5metres from the highest ground next to the building, assuming you do not build a platform above 300mm. But if you are able to build more than two metres from all boundaries, you can have:
3. Proximity: Planning rules suggest you can build as close as you like to the border between your property and your neighbour. Building regulations, however, prefer you to leave at least one metre between you and the boundary to be made from a non-combustible material. You will also need planning permission if you want your garden room to be closer to the road than the front of your house is.
4. Location: You will face restrictions if you live in a listed building, or if your house is in a national park, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) or a conservation area. Those restrictions are as follows:
5. Use: Your new garden room cannot be used as self-contained living accommodation. It may not become, in effect, a separate address or dwelling.
With regard to all these restrictions, Bakers Timber Buildings is perfectly placed to advise you how to avoid the pitfalls and how to proceed if you do require planning permission.
If it becomes clear that your circumstances mean that you will need planning permission, Bakers Timber Buildings can steer you through every step of the process.
Our planning adviser will visit your home, make a survey of the garden and devise an application that has the best chance of success.
We will deliver a set of drawings of the proposed building to you, then make the application on your behalf.
If your garden room complies with all the rules and regulations but you still have concerns, we can acquire a permitted development certificate. This document proves to you and to any other interested parties that your garden room is fully compliant.
This is a great idea when you have an awkward neighbour, or if your spend is significant; an Endless Pool ® room or shower room at poolside, for example.
More and more people enjoy the flexibility of being able to work from home some or all of the time.
Bakers Timber Buildings designs and delivers contemporary workspaces that can be used 12 months of the year and are extremely cosy – whatever the British weather can throw at them.
We also create workshops, garden salons and therapy rooms where our customers can carry out their business.
If your proposed garden office plans are compliant with all the criteria listed above, there is no reason why you should need planning permission. We will, of course, be happy to advise you on this matter.
The shed has been an institution in British gardens for decades. We love our sheds; latest figures suggest we spend more than 60 million hours a week in them.
Bakers Timber Buildings offers a wide range of garden sheds, which can be used for a variety of purposes.
It is highly likely you will be able to erect a garden shed without planning permission. But, as ever, we will be on hand to discuss your exact requirements and put your mind at rest on the subject.
In most cases, you don't. But there are certain restrictions to which your garden room must conform – around size, height and location in particular – of which you should be aware before proceeding.
The maximum area of floor space you are allowed without planning permission if 50 per cent of the garden or 30 square metres for every single unregulated building. The height will depend on the location of your room – please see above for details.
Under planning rules, you can locate your garden room as close to the boundary as you like. Building regulations, however, suggest you should leave a metre between your room and the border or construct it from a non-combustible material.
If your property is listed, planning – and possibly listed building consent – will be required for any garden building.
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