Naturally, what each of us wants in terms of our own cabin requirements varies. We hope our Portfolio inspires and resonates with your own cabin ideas and intentions. We have listed some of the most frequently asked questions in the tabs below.
Consider where you are planning to build your cabin. Is it your own land? Do you have to buy the plot? What is access like? What is the terrain like? Where is the view? Is it in your garden?
Although it seems a lot to consider, we can help and advise. After the initial chat on phone or email, we will have established the type of cabin you are after, your budget and its proposed location. We can then arrange a site visit for us to take a look at things like access and planning considerations.
Typically cabins don’t require planning permission or building regulations, meaning that you can have your new space easily and quickly in your garden or plot. There are some exceptions; If you are within a conservation area, national park, near or in the curtilage of a listed building or in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB, you will need to acquire planning permission.
Permitted Development allows you to build (within a strict criteria) without planning permission. The best starting point for this research is to go to the Planning Portal for general advice on whether you require planning permission.Make sure that you select the Welsh or England option as different rules apply. If you are unsure talk to us and to your local planning department who can advise you. Building regulations or Building control really only applies to cabins over 35sqm in area but again there are conditions depending on it's use.
Do Contact Us with your ideas and we can talk you through the options.Scotland In Scotland New Legalisation came into force on 1st July 2017 to make it easier for people in Scotland to build a simple hut for recreational use. Read the good practice guidance on the planning, development and management of huts and hut sites In scotland Here
Our team of talented designers, architects and professionals- who demonstrate passion for small spaces - have created a range of cabins which vary between the simple and rustic charm of the Wistmans, to the more sophisticated Skyspace cabin.
Having an idea of your budget for your project early on allows us to advise you on what can realistically be achieved, which speeds up getting your cabin idea to the design stage. Call us to discuss how much a cabin is likely to cost.