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Mike Dade offers his expert advice on the best ways to proceed with this kind of scheme, whether your project falls under permitted development or you need to apply for full planning consent
Featuring a watertight bladed roof system, the Camargue louvred canopy from Garden House Design provides the perfect place for homeowners to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The aluminium slats that form the roof can be opened to let in sunlight and increase ventilation

Domestic outbuildings, be they garages, gyms, garden sheds, chicken runs, home offices or annexes, are common additions to many family dwellings. Helpfully, permitted development (PD) rights mean that a planning application isn’t required for many such projects. However, this set of rules is complex and doesn’t apply in all situations. Where permission is needed, local policies and interpretations of planning law vary as well. So, what schemes require permission and what is the best way to ensure you get it right?

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The June edition of Build It magazine is packed full of inspiration and advice for your self build, renovation or extension project - including: • An amazing oak frame self build (page 20) • Total makeover of a 1960s house (page 39) • How to self build on a budget (page 64) • Can solar hot water panels save you money? (page 71) • Design details: exposed beams (page 74) • Guide to designing the perfect barn conversion (page 90) • Assessing a building plot's potential (page 100) … and more!