Question: Can I Build A Summer House Next To My Neighbours Fence?

Can I build a shed next to my Neighbours fence?

Any shed must be built at least 2.5m away from the main house.

Don’t use a shed side as a replacement fence side.

Your current neighbour may have no problem with it, a future neighbour may well do.

And if there are territory disputes you may find yourself having to move the whole shed rather than a fence panel or two..

How far does a shed need to be from a fence?

5 feetSheds can be located on the side of the home, provided it meets the proper setbacks and is screened from view on the front and side by a 6 foot wood privacy fence. When placed In the backyard, a shed must be at least 5 feet from the rear lot line or one half the side yard setback, whichever is greater.

What is the maximum size you can build without planning permission?

4 metresOutbuildings such as sheds, garages, greenhouses and some other structures are also considered to be permitted development. You can build a garage or outbuilding on your property without planning permission as long as it’s of a reasonable size – no higher than 4 metres.

How big can a summer house be without planning permission?

2.5 metresYou can build a summerhouse — referred to in permitted development legislation as an outbuilding — with a twin pitched roof up to four metres in height that’s no more than 2.5 metres to the eaves, or of 2.5 metres with a flat roof, without planning permission.

Can my Neighbour attach things to my fence?

Attaching plant pots, lights or anything else to your neighbour’s wall or fence will require permission! If the wall is on the right, then you must ask your neighbour. If you go ahead and attach something, then you can technically be prosecuted for criminal damage, although cases are sporadic.

How close can a summer house be to a fence?

Larger summerhouses which are within 2 metres of a boundary and over 2.5m high (8’2″) require planning permission. Some larger summerhouses with apex or hipped roof designs may be over 2.5m high. Planning permission may also be required for any summerhouse which is nearer to a public highway than the original dwelling.

How close to a Neighbours boundary can I build?

In general, your neighbour only has the right to build up to the boundary line (line of junction) between the two properties but there are circumstances when they can legitimately build on your land. You can give consent for them to build a new party wall and foundations on your land.

Where should I put a summer house in my garden?

The position of your summer house is really important. Generally at the far end of the garden is a good place – in the middle will make your garden seem smaller than it is and break up the lawn space you have.

What is the maximum size shed without planning permission UK?

Outbuildings and garages to be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres for any other roof.

Can Neighbours complain about permitted development?

If you know a proposed development may restrict your neighbours right to light, even after planning permission has been granted or you are building under your Permitted Development rights, they have the right to oppose the extension being built.

What is the 45 degree rule?

The 45-degree rule is assessed on both plan and elevation. An extension should not exceed a line taken at 45 degrees from the centre of the nearest ground floor window of a habitable room in an adjoining property.