Does a two storey extension need to comply with Building Regulations?

Most building work needs to comply with Building Regulations. Some outbuildings will not if they are under a certain size and internal works to the house will not need Building Control approval if there are no structural changes involved.  All extensions will need to comply with Building regulations and need to be signed off [...]

By |2019-08-21T09:33:33+01:00August 21st, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog, Home Extensions|0 Comments

Do you need planning permission for double storey extension?

In theory you do not need planning permission for a double storey extension, however there are a lot of factors that complicate this process.  To be able to build a double storey extension without planning permission you will have to do so under Permitted Development. This means that you must comply with the guidelines [...]

By |2019-08-21T09:03:55+01:00August 21st, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog, Home Extensions|0 Comments

How much does a side extension cost?

If your house has land to the side, it could be utilised by building an extension. On most houses this outside space is only used for sheds, storing bins, or left completely unused. A single storey extension can allow you to build a garage, a study or home office, large utility room and a [...]

By |2019-08-14T07:47:08+01:00August 13th, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

How much does a kitchen extension cost UK?

An extension to your house is a great way to get a larger kitchen or open plan layout. The price of this will be drastically affected by how much you spend on the kitchen itself. Before committing to a kitchen, it is worth speaking to local builders as they will be able to get [...]

By |2019-08-14T14:09:46+01:00August 13th, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

Do you need planning permission to extend a kitchen?

There is a lot you can do to your kitchen without the need for planning permission. One of the more common requirements for our clients is the need for a larger kitchen or an open planned kitchen dining area. Often, this involves building an extension to accommodate it. It can also be done by [...]

By |2019-08-14T14:10:22+01:00August 7th, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

What can I build on my house without planning permission?

To be able to build an extension on your house without the need for planning permission, you will have to do so via permitted development. You can still apply for permission for permitted developments works under a lawful development certificate, but you do not have to. Porch extensions are possible under permitted development. You [...]

By |2019-08-14T14:10:46+01:00August 7th, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

Can I build an extension on my house?

We have visited thousands of projects over the past few years and there have been very few that were unable to be extended. It is not always possible to carry out the exact type of extension you had in mind, but there is often another option. If you are looking for a loft conversion, [...]

By |2019-08-14T14:11:13+01:00August 7th, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

How much does it cost to build an extension over the garage?

Building over an existing garage can be a great way to gain an extra bedroom or master suite, a study or guest bedroom. Whether the garage is attached to the house or detached does not affect whether you can extend above it. One of the driving factors with extensions is the cost - creating [...]

By |2019-08-14T14:12:44+01:00August 6th, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

What extension can I build without planning permission?

There are several extensions that can be built without applying to the council for planning permission. Loft conversions, outbuildings, porch extensions, single storey and some double storey extensions would fall into this category. Even if your proposed works comply with the permitted development guidelines, I would always recommend applying to the council for a [...]

By |2019-08-14T14:15:36+01:00August 6th, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

Is there a limit to the size of a house extension?

There is always a limit to how large an extension on a house can be. If you extend under a householder planning application there is no set size an extension must be, but there is more emphasis on making sure it is appropriate to the size of the plot, ensuring the extension is subservient [...]

By |2019-08-14T14:13:54+01:00August 6th, 2019|2 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments