Add an outbuilding to your Redbridge property
An outbuilding or garden room is a non-habitable building which adds an additional space to the main house.
You may want an outbuilding for any number of reasons such as:
The team at Redbridge Builders can construct all types of outbuildings.
Do outbuildings fall under permitted development?
Outbuildings* generally fall under permitted development and don’t need planning permission. They are however, subject to the following limits and conditions:
* Note that an outbuilding with sleeping accommodation, is subject to different rules.
Rules change periodically, so it is always advisable to seek professional advice first. Always check whether or not your proposed build requires planning permission. You may want to consider applying for a Lawful Development Certificate, to prove that the work was allowed. This is particularly useful if you decide to sell your property in the future.
The team at Redbridge Builders endeavour to stay up-to-speed with legislative changes and will offer advice to you, if needed.
Creating a garden room or outbuilding
Do you need extra space for a study, games room or storage? Or do want something as impressive as a sauna or pool house? An outbuilding could be the perfect solution to gaining additional space, without the need to move house. The builders and other tradesmen at Redbridge Builders are ready for whatever project you have in mind. We are happy to help make your dream idea become a reality.
Most of these uses will need an electricity supply and we recommend considering good insulation, so that the building can be used all year round. The team at Redbridge Builders have electricians and heating specialists to help advise you how best to maximise your outbuilding.
Where to position your outbuilding or garden room
The size of your garden will dictate where to place your outbuilding. For example, is your garden south facing and in receipt of sunshine all day long in the summer? Or is a north facing garden, which may mean that your outbuilding would need thicker insulation and heating for the winter months?
You will also need to consider the options of how you will connect the utilities from the main house. Placing your build close to the house may allow you to use extension leads without the need to run new cables and pipework.
Depending upon what you intend to use the space for, it may also need sound proofing. We can help you make sense of this all and ensure that you are satisfied with the end product.
Choosing windows and doors for an outbuilding
Think about the style of windows and doors that are available. You will want to position the door so that it optimises the space inside but is easily accessible from outside too. You will also need to think about pathways from the main house towards your outbuilding construction.
Studio rooms, pool houses and offices will all benefit from large windows, allowing in plenty of natural light. However, you will also need to think about privacy and security.
If you are thinking of using your garden to build on, call our building team today so that we can come to your property and discuss the project in detail. We can construct all types of outbuildings, including modular buildings. These are not only cost effective but can transform unused space into a fantastic new room.
We can offer our additional building services for:
Kitchen Extensions & Kitchen Fitting
Out Buildings / Garden Buildings
For an estimate for outbuildings and garden rooms in Redbridge, call Redbridge Builders today or simply fill in the form on this page and we will be in touch very soon.
We cover the following areas in East London:
Give us a call today on 020 8088 2935 for more information about how we can help you.