Here you will find answers to some of the more frequently asked questions we receive.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to call, email us or pop into the shop and pick our brains. We are sure that we can help.

  1. What is the maximum size shed i can build without planning permission?

    An outbuilding such as a shed must not exceed 50% of the total area of land around the house.
    All existing sheds and other buildings must be included when calculating the 50% limit.
    Building regulations will not apply if the building that you are considering is under 15m2 in floor area.
    If the floor area is between 15m2 and 30m2 internally you will not normally require building regulation approval, providing that the building doesn't contain any sleeping accommodation and is at least 1 metre from the boundary or if it is constructed substantially with non-combustible materials.
    Our R.PAGE CONCRETE BUILDINGS, sheds, garages, garden offices and other outbuildings are constructed with pre-cast concrete panels and therefore fall into this category so they can be erected closer to your boundary.
    An example of one of our building sizes that is under 30m2 internally is 17'9″×17'9″(5.41m×5.41m), which as you can agree is a very substantially sized building!
    We have many other large size buildings we can offer you that come under the criteria.

    If you require further information contact us or you can find more details on the planning portal website.

  2. Do I need planning permission for an outbuilding?

    No, outbuildings are deemed to be permitted development, subject to the following criteria:
    – no outbuilding is allowed on land which is forward of a wall forming the principal elevation of a property. 
    – outbuildings such as sheds and garages are to be a single storey, with a maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and an overall maximum height of 4 metres for an apex roof and 3 metres for all other rooves.
    – maximum overall height of 2.5 metres when a building is within 2 metres of the boundary or cartilage (our R.PAGE CONCRETE BUILDINGS are no more than 2.5 metres high unless otherwise specified by the client).
    – There are to be no balconies, verandahs or raised platforms (raised platforms are any platform that is over 0.3metres in height.
    – the building must take up no more than half the area of land around the “original house”
    – in national parks, the Broads, areas of outstanding beauty and world heritage sites, the maximum area that can be covered by buildings that are more than 20metres  from the house are limited to a maximum of 10m2.
    – on designated land buildings at the side of the property will require planning permission.

    If you require further information contact us or you can find more details on the planning portal website.

  3. What is a brick slip?

    Brick slips are often referred to as brick tiles or veneers. They are thin cuts of real brick, or purpose-made brick tiles. They are used to replicate the appearance of a conventional brick wall.