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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  • Razor-sharp, Unobstructed, Contemporary Extension for Traditional Victorian Home
    International architecture and interiors practice Finkernagel Ross has given a traditional Victorian terraced home, situated in west London, a dramatic and unobstructed new space at the rear of the property, maximising views of the garden…

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    Steve and Judith Slater's severely-neglected bungalow was in need of a complete refurbishment in order to make it habitable again. With a brief to create a comfortable and sustainable home to enjoy their retirement, the…

  • A Pint of Character
    When the last pub crawler stumbled out of The White House in Highgate Hill, London, little did anyone know that the next time its doors were opened, it would be by someone who really recognised…

  • The Worst Place on the Best Street
    In 2020, Architect Christian Brailey began a project to refurbish and extend a traditional Edwardian property in north London, which was split into four apartments. For Christian and his partner, Faye, a Landscape Designer, using…

  • Tips For Achieving A Successful Kitchen Extension and What To Consider From The Start
    Home improvements have seen a real increase in the two years since the pandemic started and are still proving incredibly popular. This often includes kitchen extensions in all shapes and sizes as they are great…

  • An Award-winning Kitchen Design
    Liverpool-based bespoke kitchen designer H. Miller Bros has won the ‘Kitchen Designer of the Year’ award (£30,000 to £50,000 category) at the 2021 kbbreview Retail & Design Awards for this ‘Seaside Kitchen’. The design was…

  • A Link to the Past
    Located in the rolling hills of the Kentish countryside, Grade II Listed Mount House truly embraced inside-outside living when the secondary building on the property’s spacious plot was subjected to a sympathetic renovation. The transformation…

  • How to: Plan the Perfect Extension
    Robert Wood, Managing Director at London-based loft, extension and basement specialist Simply Construction Group, has shared his top tips for planning an extension to your home.
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