Conservatory Planning Permission and Building Regulations for Conservatories are often confused with each other. In general terms, Planning Permission deals with the right to make changes to your home and Building Regulations refers to how those changes should be properly constructed.
A good surveyor can advise you of the need for orangery or conservatory planning permission and also whether building regulations may apply, although ultimately it is the responsibility of the home owner to ensure compliance with current regulations.
Often a minor change in design or size, or the addition or exclusion of a particular feature can be the difference between whether planning permission or building regulations approval is required for your conservatory.
Additionally, and just as importantly, a surveyor can help you to ensure that your conservatory or orangery is constructed with regard to good building practice, many characteristics of which are outside of the scope of both planning and building regulations.