How To Make Your Garden More Private

In today’s crowded world, having a private living space is precious, especially if your garden is overlooked…

Today’s gardens and back yards are smaller on average than they have ever been.

A crowded suburban setting shows the need for private gardens

Sometimes building high walls or planting a tall tree or high hedge are not always the best option, as they can look unsightly, block light or simply not be permitted under local regulations or by-laws.

A private garden through an archway

Hide From Nosey Neighbours and Bring Privacy to Your Garden

Is there an outdoor area where you’d love to have more privacy?

Walk around and evaluate the space; picture what you might like to do – read, paint, or spend time with family. Where would you like your seating to be? Now look around – who can overlook you when you’re in that spot?

Screening for privacy doesn’t need to be ugly or overbearing; a gazebo can be highly decorative and provide shelter as well as give you year-round privacy.

A Breeze House Can Help You Enjoy Spending Time In Your Garden Again

In the UK an outdoor structure or building cannot be higher than 2.5 metres (8ft 2”) if it is within 2 metres of your boundary; if it is further than 2 metres from your boundary wall it can be up to 4 metres (13ft) high. If you live in a Listed Building, a conservation area or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the rules may be different so check with your local authority.

The stunning OasisMaraSavannah and Oval Savannah Breeze Houses within our collection are all under 2.5 metres in height, which would be the perfect addition to a space which doesn’t have planning permission; if you’re lucky enough to have obtained planning permission, you can choose from many other buildings in our collection, as they vary in height up to 3.8 metres.

Think about where to place your Breeze House to maximise your privacy; make a feature of it by using it to block a sightline or disguise an eyesore.

Create a Secret Garden With a Breeze House

You can create a delightfully private ‘secret garden’ space in even the smallest space.

A Breeze House gives you a weatherproof place where you can enjoy your garden; consider using a Breeze House to divide your garden or perhaps you can even create a ‘secret garden’ space by placing a Breeze House three quarters of the way down a narrow garden and creating a secret space behind. For a magical first impression, create a tunnel arch covered in climbing perennial plants through which you access this private haven.

A Breeze House can also be a wonderful option if you want a secluded covered deck space to exercise, meditate or practise yoga, as lawn turf can be somewhat uneven and have a negative impact on your yoga flow.

For added privacy, you could even add height to your boundary and have a 2m wide path with planting next to the fence or wall, then add a garden gazebo with a 4m high roof slope rising into your property area.

Keeping out of the gaze of prying eyes is important but extraneous noise can be just as intrusive; a water feature is a great privacy solution and a trickling fountain can be used to block out sounds, such as lawn mowers and mobile phone chatter, from neighbouring properties.

Our showsite teams are experts on how to make the most of your available space, so get in touch to discuss which Breeze House will be perfect for the space you have in your garden, and to keep pesky eyes from prying!

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