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Does a Treehouse need planning permission

In general for the purposes of planning permission, climbing frames are treated as temporary structures and as such planning permission is usually not required. However, in our experience each planning department has its own set of guidelines for treehouses. There are general guidelines for outdoor buildings and raised decking and, at the moment, climbing frames, playtowers and treehouses fall into the same category. They are;

  • The structure must be less than 4 metres high to the top of a ridged roof if it is to be beyond 2 metres from a boundary....
Does a Treehouse need planning permission

Can I have a treehouse in my garden?

The answer to this question is not necessarily as obvious as it may first seem. At Playahead Design we get lots of clients asking us that question and not all of them have even got trees in their garden. So the discussion can often start with comparing ideas of what we think a ‘treehouse’ looks like?  

For some, a platform with a house on it is good enough for their children to imagine they might be I the woods somewhere up in the branches of a tree. For others, having the house raised up and amongst the vegetation at the...

Can I have a treehouse in my garden?

Will a climbing frame fit in my garden?

At Playahead Design I always like to say to prospective clients “The answer’s yes, now what’s the question?” When it comes the question of whether one can or cannot have a climbing frame then the more accurate answer is that one is limited by space, budget and imagination. So, space is the first issue to be addressed.  

If you are considering buying a bespoke climbing frame then make sure you are dealing with someone who can help you make the most of the space available whilst taking into consideration the...

Will a climbing frame fit in my garden?