How to extend your living space without planning permission

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06/12/2019
Categories: Garden Pergolas

Unlike an extension or conservatory, when you choose a pergola or patio canopy you don’t need to apply for planning permission or adhere to building regulations (though you can rest assured that Broadview’s team of installers work to the highest standards of safety and workmanship). 

This means you can transform your garden with a versatile pergola, awning or patio canopy without having to negotiate the complicated, expensive and often drawn-out process of trying to get planning permission. This tedious procedure is not even a guarantee that permission will be granted as its subject to many different stipulations and conditions. So, avoid all this unnecessary hassle and expense by opting for a stylish garden structure from Broadview instead. 

What are the benefits of a garden shading structure?

A pergola or other patio shading structure is made to fit with the exact requirements of your garden and can be tailored to your available space. At Broadview, we offer a range of fantastic features and accessories that take your shading solution to the next level. 

Opt to add pretty yet practical LED lighting and cosy integrated heaters to ensure you can get the most from your structure all year round. Why not indulge further and choose a remote-controlled louvred roof so you’ll be able to control your level of shading at the touch of a button? With one simple click you can transform a sheltered space with a solid roof into an open area that truly embraces the elements. 

Combine this with sliding glass panels and you can create the ultimate garden pod that’s the perfect place to relax in the winter. When the warmer months come around, simply push the panels back and you effortlessly transform the pod into an exposed patio area that’s ideal for a BBQ or soaking up the sun. Thanks to these incredible benefits, a garden shading structure offers you complete flexibility that just can’t be replicated by an extension or conservatory (and don’t forget, you won’t need planning permission). 


If you’re looking to extend your living space but don’t want to go through the painstaking process of applying for planning permission and building regulations, choose a garden structure from Broadview. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Broadview is the UK’s number one choice for providing and installing quality outdoor shading solutions. To learn more or to arrange your free, no obligation design consultation, contact our friendly team today on 01202 679012.

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