Solar Panels For Garden Rooms

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Can I Have Solar Panels Fitted to My Garden Room?

Solar panels can be installed on just about any roof but how they are mounted will differ dependant on the material and roof. We would suggest a system where the solar panels are weighted down on their frames thereby avoiding the issue of screwing through the EPDM membrane. Please check with your solar panel provider for further guidance and support regarding how effective they would be, how many you can have and how they would be mounted.

The installation of solar panels and equipment on residential buildings and land may fall within 'permitted development' with no need to apply to the Local Planning Authority for planning permission. However, The following limitations are listed for permitted development:
1. Panels should not be installed above the highest part of the roof (excluding the chimney) and should project no more than 200mm from the roof slope or wall surface.
2. The panels must not be installed on a building that is within the grounds of a listed building or on a site designated as a scheduled monument.
3. If your property is in a conservation area, or in a World Heritage Site, panels must not be fitted to a wall that fronts a road.
4. The equipment must be removed as soon as practicable, if no longer in needed.