Planning your House Extension with Home Extension Designs
Most new buildings or major changes to existing buildings or to the local environment need consent – known as Planning Permission. Without a Planning Permission system in place, everyone could construct or change buildings or use land in any way they wanted.
Your local planning authority is responsible for deciding whether a development should go ahead – granting Planning Permission. Home Extension Designs are very experienced in the Planning area and when initially meeting with you they will discuss the various planning requirements particular to your local authority. Many projects do not need Planning Permission and they will happily advise you of what is and is not applicable to your project. If Planning Permission is required, they will advise what your local authority will allow and discuss the procedure in more detail. As part of their service, Home Extension Designs will complete all the necessary paperwork and forms, submit the application to your local authority and liaise with them to secure a decision.
Do you need more ground floor space? Would you like a larger kitchen or family area? Always wanted a utility room or toilet? Ever wondered how best to make use of a unused space around your home?
Let Home Extension Designs visit you free of charge to assess what additional space your house could benefit from. We offer impartial, expert advice letting you know what is possible with or without Planning Permission and explain the processes involved. Providing a free sketch of the proposal and a detailed quotation, Home Extension Designs guide you through all of the required paperwork in order for you to realise your homes potential.
In Home Extension Designs ‘Planning guide’ section you will see how easy it is to add space without the need for planning permission (PD or Permitted Development allowances), but should you want even more space Home Extension Designs will advise you how best this can be achieved, after all, we are the home extension design experts.
Do you need an extra bedroom? Would you like an ensuite shower room? Do your existing bedrooms need to be made larger? At Home Extension Designs we can accurately assess whether your property can have a two storey extension, during our, free of charge, on site visit. Most local authorities will have minimum standards to be met in order to give an approval for this type of extension. These may be:
to appear subservient to the original dwelling
to be a minimum of 1 metre from any boundaries at first floor level
to work within any defined projected site line angles from nearest neighbours windows
to match features of the original dwelling
to not affect the light and enjoyment of any neighbours
to benefit the local area
Home Extension Designs are experienced and knowledgeable about how local authorities work, allowing us to let you know what they will and will not approve. We also fully understand the needs of our clients and will always obtain the best possible approval. Working within the space available, the design and more importantly budget restraints, Home Extension Designs will design and obtain the necessary approvals for your dream, two storey extension The clue as to what we do best is in our name – Home Extension Designs.