10 Mar 2014

Extension

Adding space to a home via extension is one answer to increasing your living environment without needing to delve into the property market. Extensions can take a number of formats – contrasting or complementary, double-storey or underground, sunroom or annexe – with the options merely limited by space, area and budget. You might even want to reconfigure the existing room arrangement to complement and add efficiency to the additional space.

As with all home-building projects, thorough research is integral, but here’s a few of the essentials:

• Be aware of how your extension will affect neighbours who may attempt to block plans with the legally established ‘right to light’.
• Remember that there are different development rules for terraced and semi-detached houses, as well as Conservation Areas and listed buildings.
• Recognise that some trees are protected by Tree Preservation Orders before you remove them!
• Once you have planning signed off, you can start work within 48 hours of notifying building control.

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Examples

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  • Cathedral out of the city
    Having previously tackled an extension on Jeremy and Hannah Witt’s Victorian semi-detached home, Architect David Nossiter was delighted when the pair informed him of their next venture.

  • Trueline Fascia and Soffit Complements Kitchen-Diner Extension
    The property based in Chelsfield, Orpington was having a kitchen-diner refurbishment and extension in a modern contemporary design. Dickens Developments – the contractor on site contacted ARP’s Area Sales Manager – David Capel, as they…

  • Roofing and cladding system enables homeowner to separate the old and the new
    The clever use of Catnic’s SSR2 standing seam roofing and cladding system has created a stunning roof finish for a contemporary new-build extension in rural West Lothian.

  • From building materials to interiors, i-build has your extension queries covered
    Here, experienced home extensions building expert, Ryan Abell – Director and Site Manager at Abell Building Services – shares his checklist for keeping track of a kitchen extension project from start to finish.

  • Create the home you want at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show
    The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, proudly sponsored by Everest, returns to the SEC, Glasgow, from 20th to 21st May 2017.

  • Discover the latest innovations at Build It Live Oxford
    Build It Live will take place from 10 to 11th June in Bicester, on the borders of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The exhibition is being run in association with Graven Hill – the UK’s first…

  • A lifetime home
    John wanted some additional living space for his growing daughter. Having completely paid off the mortgage on his two-bedroomed single storey home in East Sussex, John did not anticipate there being any problem with raising…

  • The luxury benefits of Green Oak
    There is a growing trend amongst self-builders choosing to build eco-friendly structures without compromising on creative and bespoke design. Green Oak offers the opportunity to realise a luxury home whilst also meeting environmental credentials. Darren…
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