We talk about 2.5-meter high garden offices a lot on this site; they are after all the most popular option with garden office buyers, as they offer the most flexibility in positioning the building in your garden. Without the need for a Planning Permission application. There are however other options, of taller garden offices that can still be built without a Planning Application.
Under the Permitted Development rules, the rules you must follow if you are building your garden office without a Planning Application, you can build either a mono pitched or dual pitched roof garden office that is taller than 2.5 meters. The thing is when building a garden office taller than 2.5 meters high, it has to be positioned at least 2 meters from each boundary of your property.
A taller garden office means more internal headroom
One of the key benefits of building a taller garden office is that you create a room that has a higher ceiling height. With mono pitch designs, the style of office with a single sided sloping roof, you will normally find that the ceiling of the office slopes from front to back. This sloping ceiling offers some extra headroom in the office, creating a room with an airy feel.
As you can see from our mock-up, the mono pitch design offers a lot of extra headroom.
Mono pitch garden offices can have a maximum height of 3 meters
The Permitted Development rules say that a mono pitched garden office can be no taller than 2.5m at the eaves – the bottom of the roof where it meets the wall. They also state that a mono pitch garden office can be no taller than 3m at the ridge – in the case of a single sloped roof, this is the highest point of the roof.
The rules also state that this style of garden office must be sited at least 2 meters from each boundary of your property, i.e., the fence or wall between you and your neighbours. This rule can be problematic in a small garden, hence the popularity of garden office designs that are no taller than 2.5 meters, as they can be positioned tight to a boundary.
Most bespoke garden office designers will offer a mono pitched design
Modular garden office designs tend to have an overall height of 2.5 meters to make them as flexible as possible for buyers. If you are looking to create a taller garden office, your best bet is to talk to a bespoke garden office designer who will design a building especially for you.
More articles looking at garden office heights:
- Why are 2.5m high garden offices so popular?
- Do you need Planning Permission to build a garden office?
- Garden offices 2.5m high
- A visual guide to garden office Permitted Development