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Do I need planning permission for a conservatory with a tiled roof in England?

Brick extension with grey tiled roof

Tiled roof conservatory options are truly changing the face of Suffolk’s landscape, reviving the tired 80’s-era conservatory whilst eliminating the infamously inefficient polycarbonate roofing system. So, if you’re planning on updating your conservatory in the near future you may very well be wondering;

Do I need planning permission for Suffolk conservatories with tiled roofs?

Generally, the answer is no; you do not require planning permission to add a tiled roof to your conservatory as long as you meet certain rules.

Ever since 2015, homeowners have been taking full advantage of the changes to building regulations and enhancing their Suffolk conservatories with the superb solid tiled roof option. In most circumstances the following rules will allow you to avoid applying for planning permission when replacing or installing a solid tiled roof on a conservatory:

  • The conservatory structure must not exceed over half the width of the main building

PLEASE NOTE: Bear in mind if you have other buildings, e.g. a large shed, you could inadvertently be covering more than 50% of your property’s land; therefore, planning permission will be required.

  • It must not exceed the height of the highest part of the main building’s roof
  • It must not exceed 4 metres in height if located on the side of the main building
  • It must not extend beyond the main building’s front or side elevation
  • It must not include a balcony, veranda or any kind of raised platform.

Also, be aware that if your home is located within a conservation area or similar you may be restricted further. So before going ahead with any work, make sure you check with your local planning authority for a full update of limits and conditions that may be applicable.

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At AB-Assets, our Real Roof solid tile system offers the best compromise of extension and conservatory around. Other notable benefits include:

  1. Enhanced thermal performance
  2. Notable energy savings
  3. Heightened acoustic insulation
  4. Year-round enjoyment
  5. A feeling of increased space

Good news for conservatory owners in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe and Newmarket

Unsure whether your conservatory adheres to permitted planning rules? Interested in the process we take to installing the most efficient solid tiled roof system around? Get in touch with the AB-Asset team who will be happy to explain anything further.

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