Essential Permit Solutions for Tradesmen’s  Wooden Garden Rooms

Delivering wooden garden rooms to clients might mean overcoming some permission hurdles, especially if the design is large or particularly complex. From working your way through legal jargon to ensuring full compliance with local codes that don’t apply anywhere else, everything may seem ready to delay you beginning your work project. On top of this, you may also have to explain these regulations to your client as well.

Oak Frames Direct doesn’t just offer wooden garden rooms designed to meet all specifications, whether or not they need planning permission. We also offer you the advice and recommendations you need, so you know where you stand before any new extra space is built. With our guides and assistance, you could soon be set to put together your client’s dream garden studio, home office, or new living space – of any size they have in mind.

Find out everything you need to know about permits for wooden garden rooms here, before ordering the premium-grade oak timber frames you need from our team.

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Our Planning Permission Guide

Whether or not your client’s garden room design will need planning permission depends on a range of factors. Fortunately, our team has compiled a comprehensive guide detailing everything you will need to know. This addresses a long list of concerns about building timber structures on residential properties. Whether you anticipate needing permission for a custom-designed garden room or want clarity on the planning process, this guide is your go-to resource.

Wooden Garden Rooms and Building Regs

All wooden garden rooms need Building Regulations approval in order to be built. These are the rules which ensure health, safety, and accessibility standards are met. 

As a tradesperson looking to complete a high-quality structure for a client, you must comply with Building Regulations.

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Permitted Development and Wooden Garden Rooms

If you’re building a small wooden garden room, you might also want to consider learning more about permitted development, even if you won’t need to get permission to move forward with your project.

Recommended Consultants for Tradespeople

We strongly advise tradespeople to engage with a specialised Planning Consultant before initiating a planning permission application for large or intricate wooden garden rooms. Our team facilitates connections with consultants we’ve collaborated with for more than a decade. Their wealth of experience has facilitated countless clients in obtaining approvals for garden rooms throughout the UK, even in areas with varying planning regulations.

With over three decades of combined experience in architectural practices, the owner and Associate of this Chartered Professional firm boast extensive qualifications in planning and building design. Their profound understanding of our timber garden room products, materials, and construction methodologies ensures smooth navigation of the planning process under their expert guidance.

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Offering Tradespeople In-House Planning Drawings

We offer tradespeople a seamless avenue to kickstart the planning application process for their garden rooms: through meticulously crafted planning drawings produced by our skilled in-house team. These drawings are instrumental in your submission to the Local Planning Authority, providing clarity on property layout plans and aiding the authority in comprehending and approving your proposal.

Our service is not only efficient but also cost-effective. When you purchase garden room frames from us, we can subtract the planning drawing fee from the frame price, offering added convenience. Planning drawings for standard designs are available separately for £49.50+VAT. Regardless, integrating these drawings into your project budget is straightforward when ordering a garden room.

For further details on this service, simply ask when contacting us to place your wooden garden room order.

Technical Information & FAQs

We have a variety of frame types available. You can find out more here.

  1. Main span
  2. Main span with rear aisle
  3. Aisled Barn
  4. Main Span with first floor with central post
  5. Raised plate without central post
  6. Sling brace
  7. Lean-To
  8. Monopitch
  9. Flat roof

We use a selection of traditional jointing techniques. You can find out more here.

  1. Scarf Joints
  2. Mortice & Tenon Joints
  3. Lap Joints

There is a selection of traditional roof options available for your garage. You can see all the options here.

  1. Gable roof end Barn Hip roof end
  2. Full Hip roof end
  3. Catslides roof end

There are lots of traditional and modern roofing materials available. You can find all the options available here.

  1. Tiles
  2. Stone
  3. Shingle
  4. Thatch
  5. Profiled Sheet
  6. Metal
  7. Green

There are several options available depending on your circumstances. You can find out more here.

  1. Shallow Foundations
  2. Deep Foundations
  3. Insulated Walls
  4. Soleplate at FFL
  5. Dwarf Wall
  6. Oversite / Floor


We supply a wide range of oak frames all across the UK.

Finish Your Project in Full Compliance

No matter the size, shape, or complexity of a timber garden room, navigating planning permission shouldn’t hold you back. Partnering with Oak Frames Direct ensures you’ll have the support and expertise needed to move forward with confidence. Contact us today to begin designing your client’s new and ideal home office, garden gym, or living space.

You’ll receive a customised quote based on your given specifications, and our experienced team will assist you through every stage of the process. From understanding local regulations to crafting a bespoke design that enhances your client’s property and lifestyle, we’re here to make the vision a reality.