How Far Should My Shed Be From My Fence?

How close to a Neighbours boundary can I build?

If you are planning on building an extension of more than one story you cannot go beyond the boundary at the rear by more than 3 meters.

This only applies when there is no other property on the land to the rear of your your home.

The side boundaries can be built up to but you may need to factor in other considerations..

Do I need planning permission for a garden shed?

DO YOU NEED PLANNING PERMISSION? If you live in England or Wales, you will not have to apply for planning permission for your shed or garden room provided it meets the following criteria (all measurements are external): Not including the area occupied by the house, the shed does not cover more than 50% of the garden.

How much space do I need around a shed?

We recommend leaving a minimum of 24” around your entire shed. This will allow you to maintain your shed and other structures over time. 24” is also the minimum setback from your property line in many communities.

Can I put a garden shed next to my fence?

In most cases, Yes. However, each property is different. The structure may be located on the boundary with consent from your local Council – with the use of box gutters and a rainhead (your shed then forms part of the boundary, and will replace any existing fence line).

Can I put a shed next to my boundary?

If you build a shed within two metres of your property boundary it can only be up to 2.5 metres high. Combined with other extensions and outbuildings, your shed should not cover more than 50 percent of the land around your original house. Sheds should not be built forward of any walls at the front of your house.

Do I have to give my Neighbour the good side of the fence?

There is no law that says the smooth side of the fence should face the neighbour.

Can you live in a shed on your own property?

Generally speaking, living in a shed is not allowed. This is because your standard shed is classed as a 10a building making it non-habitable. … If you want to live in a shed, it must meet the criteria of a Class 1a building. This applies whether you are building a new shed or converting an existing shed.

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 I build a summer house next to my Neighbours fence?

If you were to build within two metres of your neighbours’ boundary, the height of the summerhouse would be restricted to 2.5 metres. … If your property is not listed but you live in a conservation area, as long as the building is sited behind the rear wall of your home it would comply with the rules.

How close can a shed be to a fence?

It is no higher than 3m above the ground level. It is set back a minimum of 900mm from each boundary.

Can my Neighbour build a shed against my 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.

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.