Do you want to gain square meters without going through the structural work box? Optimize the available space in your garden and quickly enjoy a new additional room?

Installing a garden studio is the ideal solution!

Advantages, mandatory procedures, taxes, foundations to be provided … We explain everything you need to know before you start!

WHY INSTALL A GARDEN STUDIO?

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High-end garden studio by Bimify

The installation of a small habitable chalet on your land will allow you to enjoy all the necessary comfort for the use you want to make of it.

Whether it is a office for teleworking or a practice to receive your patients, from a game room or a artist’s studio, a pool house or an outdoor kitchen, or even a furnished studio for teenagers or a tourist rental, you can install all the features you want as if it were a genuine extension of your home: toilet, shower room, kitchen, air conditioning, heating, etc.

All without major work and in an ultra fast way: in less than a week the studio is installed in your garden by our team!

In addition to this saving of construction time, the garden studio has the advantage of being (at least with Bimify ^^) totally modular and made to measure. Thus adapted to your desires and tastes it becomes a design element on your land, a real added value for the value of your home.

Not requiring land preparation upstream,the installation of the garden studio can be done without difficulty near a swimming pool or terrace.

Finally, delivered turnkey, kit or ready to finish, it is you who decide if you want to build your own garden studio!

WHAT ARE THE FOUNDATIONS FOR MY GARDEN STUDIO?

Krinner screw foundations for garden studio
Screw foundation for garden studio / Krinner

Before installing your habitable garden cottage, it will be necessary to plan the realization of the foundations. Depending on your terrain but especially the impact on the ground you can choose concrete foundations or piles.

At Bimify, we prefer to install garden studios with pile foundations. More ecological, they avoid excavation and earthworks of the land. Preserving the nature ofthe soils, pile foundations therefore have no impact on their impermeability. The piles are even unscrewable and reusable!

In addition to the ecological aspect, the galvanized steel used for the piles, resembling huge screws, allows ultra-resistance to vertical and horizontal forces. Finally with this system, no drying time! The speed and precision of the foundations on piles allow us theimmediate installation of the garden studio.

WHAT ARE THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES?

Garden studio administrative procedures
How to install a garden studio on your land?

As a first step, we advise you to inform yourself in advance about the regulations in force in your municipality. Indeed, some town halls impose documents that supplement or modify the Urban Planning Code (for example with the Local Urban Plan). So check that your project meets the requirements in terms of area, location, materials, colors, etc…

Planning permissions

Your garden shed will be less than 5 m²? No declaration of work is to be expected!

If the studio will have an area of 5 to 20 m² then a prior declaration (DP) is sufficient.

If it will be more than 20 m²,in this case you must apply for a building permit.

Be careful! If your garden studio is located in a protected area,i.e. near a historic monument, a remarkable heritage site, in a protected area, or near a classified site or pending classification, then an urban planning authorization is mandatory regardless of the future area of the studio.

Documents for the prior declaration of a garden studio (footprint less than 20 m²):

  • cerfa document
  • DP1: the location plan of the field
  • dp2: the ground plan
  • the DP3: the cutting plan
  • dp6: the graphic document of landscape insertion
  • DP7: photography of the surrounding environment
  • the DP8: photography of the distant environment

You can build your file by using the Teleservices of the Public Service or by filling out the form directly. You will have to submit your file to the town hall or by registered letter with receipt. It is also possible to send your file in a dematerialized way: contact the urban planning department of your town hall to find out how to send.

The investigation period is 1 month. The administration can also notify you of an additional period of 1 or 2 months if your project falls into the case of an increase in time (for example application in a protected area).

If the town hall asks you for missing parts to your project, you have 3 months to complete it. After this period, your PA will be considered rejected.

It is mandatory todisplay the prior declaration on your land,it must be visible and legible from the public road and remain in place throughout the duration of the work.

Your neighbors can make a free appeal to the town hall from the 1st day of posting and up to 2 months. If you do not post the prior declaration then the dispute period increases to 6 months after the end of the work.

The prior declaration is valid for 3 years. However, it can be extended 2 times for 1 year.

Documents for the building permit of a garden studio (footprint greater than 20 m²):

  • cerfa document
  • THE PCMI1: the situation plan of the field
  • the PCMI2: the ground plan
  • the PCMI3: the cutting plan
  • the PCMI4: the descriptive notice
  • the PCMI5: the plan of the facades and roofs
  • the PCMI6: the graphic document of landscape insertion
  • PCMI7: photography of the surrounding environment
  • CMIP8: photography of the distant environment

You can build your file by using the Teleservices of the Public Service or by filling out the form directly. Since January 1, 2022, you can file your building permit in a dematerialized way, contact the urban planning department of your town hall to know the terms of sending. You can also send it by registered letter with receipt.

The processing period is 2 months,3 months if your project is in a protected area.

It is mandatoryto display the building permit on your land on a sign of at least 80 cm in length and width which must be visible and legible from the public road and remain in place throughout the duration of the work.

Your neighbors can make a free appeal to the town hall from the 1st day of posting and up to 2 months. If you do not post the building permit then the dispute period increases to 6 months after the end of the work.

The building permit is valid for 3 years. It can, however, be extended 2 times for 1 year.

If you had to make a building permit, then you will have to make a declaration of opening of site,directly online or via the form to be sent to your town hall by registered letter with receipt.

Declarations at the end of the work

If you have obtained a prior declaration or a building permit, you must make a Declaration attesting to the Completion and Conformity of works (DAACT). One declaration to the Centre des Impôts is also required to update your property tax., regardless of the size of your garden shed or studio. This declaration 6704 IL is to be filed within 90 days of the end of your work to benefit from a possible exemption from property tax for 2 years on this dependency.

WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE “GARDEN SHED” TAX?

Garden shed tax
How to install a garden studio on your land?

Introduced almost 10 years ago (March 2012), this tax concerns all beneficiaries of an authorization to develop or build on their land. It is to be paid in one go for the current year, within 12 months of obtaining the authorization.

On January 1, 2022, this tax was increased by 7% for any garden shed or studio of more than 5 m².

In 2021, the flat-rate value used as the basis for calculating the garden shed tax was €767/m² in the Province and €870/m² in Île de France. In 2022, this flat-rate value is now €820/m² in the Province and €929/m² in Île de France.

How to calculate your garden shed tax?

Here is the calculation: Flat-rate value x Number of m² x Rate set by your Municipality or Department.

To anticipate the budget of your garden shed tax, you can use the simulator set up by the Ministry of Territorial Cohesion by clicking here.

Now that you have all the necessary information for your garden studio project, do not hesitate to contact the Bimify team to discuss it and receive a quote!

We custom build all our garden chalets as our Tiny Gardenmodel, available according to the area you want (less than or greater than 20 m²). Like all our constructions, we offer you to receive your turnkey garden studio, ready to finish, out of water / out of air or even as a kit! Want to discuss your project with professionals? Contact the BIMIFY team 🙂