Since October 2008, in England, outbuildings have been covered by ‘permitted development’ rights – a type of planning classification which means that you have automatic planning permission without application subject to certain restrictions.The main restriction is that your house is not ‘listed’, and that you’re outside ‘Designated land’ – which includes National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas and World Heritage Sites. So, if you’re not in one of those areas, you qualify for permitted development rights.
Put simply, your Cabin should be sited at least 1 metres from any boundary (e.g. your garden fence) and should not take up more than 50% of your garden space. It should not be sited on land forward of a wall forming the ‘principal elevation’ (that means not in front of the house).Our Cabins do not generally need building regulations approval provided you do not intend to install sleeping accommodation. Of course normal safety standards should be adhered to, particularly regarding any electrical connections.
Planning laws here in Scotland are different, but were similarly relaxed in February 2012. Please see here for more information click here.
If you are in a Conservation area, or have a listed building property, please talk to your local planning department. We would be delighted to help you where we can with this.
"10 out of 10 for quality and Installation Service. Delighted with my Cabin"
"10 out of 10 for product quality, 10 out of 10 for the Scotia Install team"
"To Craig and Caroline, I am delighted with the finished product and quality of build and even more so with the service through from design to final snagging with your Company."
"Built through snow and sleet to give us a BBQ hut!"
"Would just like to say a huge thank you to Caroline & Craig for our beautiful cabin. It’s the most awesome thing we have ever owned and can’t wait to try it out.
Thanks also for the most professional service you provide, from start to finish, we couldn’t ask for any better. Anyone thinking of buying one…….do it! You wont be disappointed"
The team were very professional and hardworking, not stopping all day. They were all very cheery and pleasantly mannered. Would have no hesitation in recommending the company or this team.
"Brilliant service, fantastic facility and superb quality. Craig and his team have installed and explained extremely well. Attention to detail is so impressive. Really pleased. Thank you."
"Really chuffed with it. Keen to get in and use it. Good team, built up quickly in a day today. Many thanks for a great job."
"I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The quality of the hut and accessories are outstanding and the guys who installed it worked like Trojans all day and done a fantastic job.
I will recommend Scotia Cabins to everyone and my neighbours are definitely jealous – they would love to have one!
We had a great night in it last night and will have many more in the future!"
"The boys worked tirelessly yesterday, in miserable weather conditions and ended up with a really good result — thank you for your extraordinary efforts to please us.
Not able to resist getting into it straight away, we had our first meal in the cabin the same evening and it warmed up and dried out nicely on an equally cold and miserable evening! Very good shelter with lots of atmosphere around a glowing charcoal fire. We were full of ideas of things to equip it with, so we shot off the Edinburgh today, scoured various shops and came back with a bundle of bits and pieces.
Thanks again from two really, really pleased customers"
“The quality of the cabin is excellent, and the ancillary touches quite special – reindeer rugs, Finnish drinking cups, wooden place mats, the kettle, the clock and even the bottle opener – they really did think of everything! Our cabin has been much admired by everyone who has seen it and it really has added something quite special to our garden.
The service we received from Scotia Cabins was superb and we really feel that Caroline and Craig care passionately about the product and the service they provide. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for one of these very special buildings.”
“Excellent Workmanship, really pleased with the new Cabin.”
"Thanks, we love our new cabin."
"Absolutely Incredible! A dream has come true today. Massive thanks to everyone at Scotia Cabins and especially Graham and Chris on the Install team"
Quality product, Quality Installation and a top team. We’re very impressed and will definitely be recommending Scotia Cabins to our family and friends.
"Fast and efficient service, very professional and knowledgeable team. We are impressed with a job well done and we just love our cabin."
"The guys did an excellent job, friendly, proficient. We are delighted, many thanks."
"Delighted with the cabin, team were great, very polite and professional"
"Great job, delighted with the cabin, the install team worked very hard"
"The team did a great job especially with the final positioning, very tidy workers and cleaned up properly afterwards."
"First class job, right on time, neat and very tidy, all that remains is to light the BBQ and cook some sausages."
"What a fantastic crew, Craig, Keiran and Chris work so well together. Conscientious attitude, very enjoyable to see them working together. Well done to all, love our Cabin"
"Absolutely superb service. Installation was first class, very pleased with Graham and Chris who explained all the operations really well. I will definitely be recommending Scotia Cabins to all my family and friends. Thanks!"
"Excellent Crew. Thanks. Cabin is a lifechanger."
"Excellent service and installation"
"Great Job! Thanks, Guys, love our cabin."
First Class job , delighted with everything.
Delighted with our Cabin and the service provided by Scotia
"10 out of 10 for quality and installation service. Delighted with my Cabin."
"10 out of 10 for product quality,
10 out of 10 for the Scotia Install team"