More About Summer Houses
A garden summer house is a wonderful addition to your outdoor space. With plenty of windows, protection from the elements and each summer house is the perfect sun trap and an ideal outdoor room to get away from it all.
Give your garden some extra storage and provide additional outdoor living space for the whole family. Filled with your choice of comfortable furniture, you will be finding any excuse to use your new sun house.
A summer shed can even double up as a home office or art studio, perfect for those working from home.
Sit back and relax with friends, no matter the weather.
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Can you live in a garden summer house?
A summer house is an extra room in your garden to be used as an office, studio, gym or whatever you like. But they’re much the same as sheds in the fact that they’re classed as outbuildings. And just like sheds, you can’t live in them without planning permission and without meeting building regulations for dwellings.
Do you need planning permission for a summer house?
As long as the building covers less than 15 square meters and won’t be a place where people sleep, you don’t need planning permission for one. However, there are other rules and regulations you have to follow when building a summer house.
Where do you place a summer house?
Where you place your summer house depends on what you plan to use it for. Here are a few ideas:
• As a relaxing space – place it at the end of your garden or somewhere hidden from the house, somewhere secluded. This will give you peace and quiet away from the hubbub.
• As an office – nearby the house for refreshments and toilet breaks is a good idea
• As a gym – away from the sunshine so you don’t sweat more than you need
• As a studio – surrounded by flowers and plants to inspire your imagination.
• As a suntrap – somewhere south-facing to get the full range of the day’s sunshine