Sunday, January 17, 2010

Garden offices in reclamation yards

If you're looking for a slightly unusual garden office, don't forget to check reclamation companies' stocks. Here for example is a shepherd's hut available at The Beechfield Reclamation Company in Devizes, Wiltshire, which is insulated and mains wired and would make a great shedworking atmosphere.


  1. ...and being on wheels, it should not be subject to any planning requirements? True or urban myth?

  2. As far as I know (and happy to be corrected) you're absolutely right that the wheels element makes a big difference. Obviously it's still worth talking to your local planners but if it's *genuinely* mobile then my understanding is that it becomes 'temporary' and so doesn't fall foul of planning problems.

  3. In terms of a garden office in your own garden the wheels will not make a difference as planning is often not necessary if you follow certain guidelines.

    My understanding is that if you are planning on using it for residential use under the slightly more lenient planning rules of the caravan act then planners would like to see some wheels as you have to demonstrate it is transportable.

    Needless to say this does not mean if you want to build a log house it needs to have wheels! You would simply need full planning permission.