• 40+ years experience
    Industry experts
  • Bespoke buildings
    Tailored portable units
  • High quality at great value
    Made in the UK

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Do You Need Planning Permission For A Modular Building?

Do You Need Planning Permission For A Modular Building?

A very common question we hear about our modular buildings is “Do I Need Planning Permission?” and what building regulations are needed as a part of the process. Read on to find out just that!


What Is Planning Permission?

In the UK planning permission is a regulation used to guide the way towns, cities and countrysides are developed. The factors considered are:

  • the use of land and buildings
  • the appearance of buildings
  • landscaping
  • highway access
  • environmental impact of changes


Do You Need Planning Permission For A Modular Building?

Yes, all modular buildings require planning permission.  But this is not something to worry about, as Springfield are able to offer a full turnkey service and undertake this on your behalf.

Planning requirements state that regardless of size, any building or structure in place over 28 days has to have planning approval.

It is always best to consult your local planning authority to establish where your building will need planning permission or not. Further, the gov.uk website has a section dedicated to planning permission, if you’d like further information.


What Buildings Do Not Require Planning Permission?

Outbuildings such as sheds, garages, greenhouses and some other structures are often considered to be permitted development. But, if you’re unsure the best advice we can give is to have a research around it.


Do Modular Buildings Need To Comply With Building Regulations?

Yes, modular buildings do need to meet all current Building Regulations, including Part L2. All our buildings are made in accordance with current UK Building Regulations.

The sort of things covered are fire safety, resistance to sound, sanitation, building access, electrical safety and more.

The gov.uk website has a section dedicated to building regulation approval, if you’d like further information.


Let Us Manufacture And Deliver Your Building

Let us do the leg work - whatever your needs and however you choose to make use of your new building, Springfield can provide a sustainable, high-quality, cost-effective and flexible solution shaped around you and your unique requirements that adheres to building standards.

We pride ourselves in offering the best bespoke buildings for our customers and your peace of mind is important to us, so if you would like to find out more about the buildings we produce, take a look at our case studiestestimonials and brochure or check out some of our FAQs.

Or, to get in contact with our fantastic team, give us a call on 01744 851 958, fill out our contact form or request a call back.

Why choose Springfield


We have over 40 years’ experience in the portable building industry and know the best way to produce high-quality affordable buildings that meet everyone’s differing needs.

Made in the UK

We are proud of our buildings which are designed, sourced and built in the UK by our on-site dedicated teams.


Our on-site design and production allow us to create your building to your exact specifications - both inside and outside.


Our buildings are manufactured to last, and our building process means that there is less waste than with traditional building methods

Value for money

Our high-quality materials and production methods mean we can offer you great quality modular builds at an exceptional value.

Buy or hire

We give you the option to either buy or hire your building, depending on your needs. We also offer open-ended contracts so you can have more flexibility. 

Contact Us

Contact our friendly team for more information on our full range of buildings and how to start the process of hiring or buying a modular building for your business. Our expert team is always available to give advice, guidance or support.

Springfield Mobile Ltd
Unit 2, 12 Abbotsfield Road,
St Helens,

Tel: 01744 851958

Fax: 01744 811565

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