Does a shed need planning permission

Does a Shed Need Planning Permission? Video

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So you’re ready to buy a shed… great! But have you done your research and read our helpful blogs first? There are many things to consider before you go ahead with your purchase, and one question I’m often asked is, “Do I need planning permission for a Shed?”. It’s a great question and one I answer in this short video… Video Chatter One of the most common questions I’m asked on a daily basis is, “Does my shed require planning permission?”. The straight out answer is, it depends. There are nine different things that planning will ask of you, and if you answer no to all of them, then you don’t need planning permission. They start off with generic things …

Midlands: How much does a Shed cost?

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Sheds. Where to start? There are so many different variations; basic, standard, superior, heavy duty, deluxe…The descriptives are endless. I’ve been doing an offy lot of research over the past wee while, in particular, how much a shed costs in the Midlands market – in particular the Birmingham area. Reason being, I plan to open a new Gillies and Mackay soon and it’s in my interest to make sure what I offer retains the title of ‘best sheds in the world!’ “That’s all very well Natty Shed Girl but how much does a Shed cost?” Okay, Fair. Enough about me, what about these guys… Search Title: Garden Shed – Birmingham Googles first 4 businesses are the ones I’ll talk about …

Do you Need Planning Permission for a Shed?

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More often than not, do I need planning permission for my Shed, is one of the first questions a customer will ask me. And my answer is always… It depends. I’ve been submitting planning applications longer than I’ve been applying mascara. So my quick 9 principle should do the trick when figuring it out for yourself. In accordance to planning law a permitted development is one that answers NO to all of these questions. Is your Shed for; Business Use?! – If you’re running a multi-million pound empire from your garden shed, the council will want to know about it. They love a bit of business rate action on that kind of thing. Is your Shed going to be; Outwith …

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Wood vs Metal or Plastic Sheds

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Choosing a garden building to suit your needs can be a daunting task when there are so many options out there. To make it a little easier for you when choosing which type to go with, we have created a wee guide for you. Metal Metal is usually mid-range in terms of cost compared to plastic and wood. It can be a preferable option to some due to being arguably the most secure build, cheaper and less of a fire hazard. In terms of maintenance, a build of this type will need some attention to avoid detrimental damage such as rust caused by condensation and corrosion from coastal sites. Anchoring in windy locations is also advised. Metal sheds tend to …

Buying a Shed vs. Building a Shed

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It’s a big complicated sheddy world out there so it is! We’ve been in it for over 25 years and one of the many things we’re asked is; can you supply the timber so I can build the shed myself? No, we can’t but you can get it from the Sawmill that supplies us. Usually the go away, download plans from a website, cost everything up and then come back and order from us instead. This isn’t to say it’s not feasible or affordable – it’s just when faced with the challenge of doing it for the first time, most tend to revert back to plan A; buy one. But you’re not that easily dissuaded – you like a challenge…

Does a Shed need a Building Warrant?

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We’re often asked about Planning Permission for sheds, but equally important is whether or not you need a Building Warrant. What’s the difference? Firstly, Building Control is a completely different entity from your local councils Planning and Development department. Planning permission is needed when separate criteria’s are not met, see: Do you need Planning Permission for a Shed?. Planning is to do with aesthetics; will your development have an impact on the surrounding area? Neighbours, environment and in some cases the look of the street/area you live in. Building Standards/Regulations is primarily to do with the structure of the build. Depending on size; is the buildings structure safe and suitable for the loads and variant elements it may endure. If …

What to look for when buying a shed

What to Look for When Buying a Shed: Top 5 Tips

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Yay! You’re ready to make the big splurge on a fab new shed… but wait… don’t just rush on out there and buy the first one you see! There’s lots to consider first, so worth doing a bit of research.  Lucky for you I’m kind of an expert in all things sheds, so here’s a short clip with my top 5 tips of what to look out for when buying a shed. Check it out… 1. Do lots of research beforehand This is arguably one of the most important steps, as this is where you can make the next part much easier for yourself! What material is best for your build? How much will it cost? What size will suit …