An outbuilding or garden building is any permanent structure within the boundary of your home – this can include sheds, summer houses, and workshops.
Sheds typically only used to store objects, whether it be work tools or yard tools, summer house is ideal if you are looking for a garden room, somewhere to sit and enjoy your garden, or maybe even have it as an extra room for the children. A workshop can be simple to a shed but can be larger and designed to suit the needs of the user.
Additional info for Outbuildings
Outbuildings are separate structures used for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse (that is they are not attached to the dwellinghouse), and may include structures such as:
- Greenhouses (construction only)
- Swimming pool rooms
- Sauna cabins
- Containers used for domestic heating oil or petroleum gas.
- The keeping of poultry, bees, pets, birds or other livestock for the domestic needs or personal enjoyment of the occupants of the dwellinghouse.
Outbuildings may be considered permitted developments, not requiring planning permission. This is worth looking into.
A pergola is an outdoor garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice, often upon which woody vines are trained.
The origin of the word is the Late Latin pergola, referring to a projecting eave.
As a type of gazebo, it may also be an extension of a building or serve as protection for an open terrace or a link between pavilions.
An archway adds an extra something to you garden space, this can be used to separate areas, or can be an entrance into your garden. Giving a welcoming feeling.