Planning Permission

Realistic are pleased to offer a range of design and planning services to assist you with your home improvement plans. Not many of our customers want to undertake dealing with the council, and drawing up plans for planning approval as well.

The Laws we must adhere to

Generally speaking, adding a conservatory to your house is considered to be a permitted development (not needing an application for planning permission), subject to the limits and conditions listed in our Conservatory Planning Guide.

Should you live in a Conservation Area, your permitted development rights are more restricted. Individual local authorities have their own policy for Conservation Areas but generally the basis of the policy is to prevent the loss of character of the Conservation Area.

By law, conservatories are not considered to be habitable dwellings, meaning that you cannot use them all year around. However, modern conservatories with superior glazing are much more habitable than ever before, and very comfortable with the correct heating which we can advise you on.

You may or may not need to have planning but should it be required, we are on hand to deal with this on your behalf. All you need to do is sit back and wait for the permission to be granted. Should you decide to opt for an extension as opposed to a conservatory, Building Regulations will then be applicable.

If you have any queries regarding the design or planning permission for your conservatory, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we can organise a free consultation for you either face to face or over the phone.

Conservatory Planning Guide




Planning Permission
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