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WB Devey Home Office Builders

A home office is a great addition to any home, but prior to any build, there are a number of factors worth considering, including the size of the new building, also height, even though there is no planning required as it falls under   ‘permitted development’, there are restrictions you should be aware of  including the size of the building in relation to the garden area and distance from the boundary.

What is Permitted development?
According to Gov.uk, Permitted development rights are a national grant of planning permission which allow certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application. Permitted development rights are subject to conditions and limitations to control impacts and to protect local amenity.

WB Devey can help with all of these factors, as long as there is availability of materials required then the build can take place very rapidly.


Before we can start the build, the grand must be prepared, ensuring the site isn’t prone to flooding or standing water when the water table is high. We have equipment to dig out the appropriate area, but would need access to the garden through a side passage or back gate.

We then create the structure and work depending on any specific height restrictions. It is a good idea not to build too close to any boundaries to allow for painting or staining where required.

The size and configuration of the new building would be worked out at the planning stage, there is no limit to the doors/windows etc, it is completely up to you.

We can also add any services required such as power or heaters, we are fully accredited electricians.