Can I put a toilet in my garden room?
The simple answer is yes!
We can fit a full bathroom in any of our garden room installations. The flexibility of our designs means that every London garden room is built around you, however you want to use it.
Any garden room where we install plumbing will comply with building regulations.
You also don’t need to worry about planning permission if your design meets the following criteria:
- The total area of all extensions, sheds and outbuildings – including your proposed garden room – must not cover more than 50% of the total area around your house. (As it was when it was first built or on 1 July 1948).
- It’s single-storey and less than 3 metres high (If it’s within 2 metres of your boundary, the maximum height is 2.5 metres.
- Has no verandas, balconies or raised platforms (a platform must not exceed 0.3 metres in height).
- It isn’t self-contained living accommodation.
If you want a toilet room in your garden room, you will need to plan it with our team in the early design stages. Installing a toilet retrospectively in a garden room can create significant disruption, and extra costs, to your project.
For most garden rooms with a toilet, we’ll connect the plumbing to your home’s existing water and sewage system. We generally need to install two pipes, one for clean water and the second to remove waste.
Our expert team will install the pipes underground, which may mean excavating some of your garden.
Groundwork is one of the largest costs when considering whether a toilet or bathroom is right for your garden room. This is particularly true for a long garden where the garden room is located further away from the house.