What planning do I need?
We have been granted permission to install 6 moduLogs in our woodland site in Mid Wales by following all local planning advice.
Under regulations 01/10/2008 outbuildings are considered to be permitted development, not needing full planning permission, subject to the following conditions:
No outbuilding on land forward of a wall forming the principle elevation.
Any outbuildings to be single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5m and maximum over all height of 4m for dual pitched roof or 3m for any other roof. Modulog is fine as only 2.5m high.
No raised platforms or balconies over 300mm high.
No more than 50% of garden/land to be taken up of outbuildings.
Land or houses in National parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty and world heritage sites will be subject to more stringent permissions as would listed buildings.
Please contact your local planning officer for more detailed information. To avoid planning pitfalls it’s advised to get your planning officer on board from the outset.
Do i need Building Regulations?
If you want to install a ModuLog in your garden, building regulations will not apply as long as the floor area is less than 15m2. Standard 4 module moduLog is approx. 12m2.
Building regulations do not apply only if the building does not contain any sleeping accommodation.
Contact your local Building control officer for more information and advice, they are usually very helpful especially if you get them on board from the start.
Can i connect my moduLog to mains electric?
Yes. The moduLog comes with light fittings as standard and as many electric sockets as you may need.
If you didn’t want the 12v solar system a small consumer unit will be installed to enable you to connect to mains power.
Alternatively you could have both systems, using the solar for lighting and mains electric for any power needed.