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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  • How one family in Highbury have transformed the way they live with a simple extension
    When a young family found themselves left wanting with the original lower ground floor of their home, which suffered from being dark, damp and completely under-utilised, they decided to add a glazed single-storey rear extension…

  • Choosing the right glass extension for you
    When it comes to extending your home, you’ll face an array of choices. Brickwork? Glass? A bit of both? What should you avoid doing? The questions can become overwhelming. So, Apropos has put together a…

  • A reflective reading room
    An elegant reading room has been created for retired couple David and Frances Turner in Belsize Park, north London. The extension is a smart and simple solution to create a reflective space within their home…

  • How to build your house extension successfully
    Are you happy with where you live but would like that bit more space? Extending your home could be the way forward. Here Architectural Designer at Studio SDA, Hayley Pearse, gives her advice on how…

  • Designer selects steel entrance screen for extension to her 1930s home
    Architects – and TV shows! - talk about using large scale glazing “to let the outside connect with the inside” of a property, but one design professional has specified a high-performance, triple glazed composite screen…

  • Why one family decided to add an extension to their property
    When Marie Christine Hughes and her husband moved into their Victorian detached property in West Norwood 12 years ago, they knew they wanted to add an extension to make more room.

  • 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…
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