Barbeque Hut

Barbeque Hut

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert Hi.

I’m looking to purchase and build a BBQ Hut within my garden. The hut would be positioned in the bottom corner of my garden (on my decking)

I’m aware of guidelines that stipulate the structure would need to be at least 1m away the boundary fence, but is there anything else I should be aware of?

There are 2 properties that back onto my garden, however the structure would not spoil their view (as they only look onto my house).

Any advice would be gratefully received.
Question Posted By – Gary In Area – West Central Scotland

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission02-24-2015

    Hi Gary.

    The hut does not necessarily have to be 1m from the boundary. You can put this in without planning permission (permitted development) as long as it meets this criteria.

    •NOT used as a bedroom.
    •Is located to the rear of the property.
    •Does NOT exceed 4 metres in height (3 metres to eaves)
    •Any part of the building within 1 metre of the boundary does NOT exceed 2.5 metres in height.
    •The building footprint is NOT greater than 50% of the properties outside space.
    •Is NOT in a conservation area, unless it is under 4 metres sq.
    •Is NOT within the boundary of a listed building.
    •Is NOT part of a flat, apartment, or tenement.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

  2. david smithdavid smith03-27-2016


    I have been pondering this same question.I would like to build a Kota,bbq hut about 1 metre from the boundary,but as the eaves are 1.2 meters high the roof then slopes upwards to 2.76 metres.So the 2.5 metre limit is half way up the roof and would be more than 1 metre from the boundary fence.

    If i build it would i be safe from the planners and not be forced to take it down later in the future.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.


  3. AnnieAnnie08-26-2017

    A neighbour has a BBQ with a tiled roof which has been built approx 4 inches from the fence at the bottom of our garden and it is approx 10 foot high and the roof of the structure is about 4 foot higher than the fence. There is no outlet in the roof for the smoke which, due to the prevailing wind always coming from that direction, means the smoke gathers in the roof then blows over the fence and into our garden and up to the house. When the weather is hot it means we cannot sit outside or have the doors or windows open. Surely we are as entitled to use our garden in the hot weather without being smoked out or stunk out as they are to have a BBQ? They don\\’t tell us they\\’re going to have a BBQ when my washing is out so I have to rush down the garden to bring it in as the smoke blows right across the washing line. If we\\’re out then my washing stinks of smoke.

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