DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Planning for Neighbours Summer House Built on Decking

Postby Isthisok21 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:59 am

Hi just looking for advice. Our neighbours have built their own decking at the back of their garden and now built a summerhouse on top of that. Their garden is on a slope, which slopes down from our side.

To me, the decking is higher than 30cm to start with but can't measure it. They have now placed a summerhouse on top of the diy decking which comes approx 3 ft higher than the 6ft boundary fence, due to hight of the decking. It's right next to our boundary.

Does this need planning? I know max height of a 'shed' close to boundary is 2.5m but what about on raised decking?

I know the back of our plot is higher, that is the ground level that's always been there, but there's has also been the level of our lower garden level.

The side window of the summerhouse looks into our house and when they are stood on decking they can see right in to our house, feels so invasive. They can see everything we do in our garden when they are on it too.

Also, they have placed it so that any rainwater coming off the roof falls into our garden, which is obviously going to puddle.

I've attached images to try explain what they've done.

Many thanks.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:41 am

Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:47 pm

Hi isthisok21
Suggest you report it to you local planning department and let them investigate. Be persistent, they may try to ignore you and hope you will give up.
Regards S
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 6321
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics