In this day and age, the cost of moving house can be in the thousands, and many people are opting to extend their homes rather than move house. Although there is cost to adding more space to your home, it is often far less than a potential house move and will ultimately add value to your property at the same time.
Single storey extensions are a popular choice in the uk.
This usually involves a kitchen being extended or an extension to the property creating 2 more rooms, maybe you need a place for the kids to play or an office space. Extensions of this nature can open up a home and bring in much more light and space.
We often feel cramped in our homes and the need to spread out is a problem solved with single storey extensions. Open plan living spaces are very desirable and by using this method of exending, you can create such a home. If you desire even more space, additional bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms etc why not consider a double story extension.
Most homes can be extended depending on the land you have, we would be happy to come out and discuss your options.
Often single storey extensions don’t require planning permission….
it all depends on size and whether it encroaches on anyone else. Below is information on what you can do with single storey extensions for them to be considered a permitted development (meaning no planning permission is required) See our planning permission page for more information.
Materials used in the exterior work should be similar in appearance to those of the exterior of the existing house.
The width of a side extension must not be greater than half the width of the original house.
Side extensions must be single storey with a maximum height of 4m.
If the extension is within 2m of a boundary, the maximum eaves height should be no higher than 3m.
A single-storey extension must not extend beyond the rear of the house by more than 3m for an attached house or 4m if the house is detached.
Regardless of whether you need planning permission or not, you will need to have building spec/plans drawn for building regulations This is to ensure the build is done to the minimum required standard and is safe and habitable.
At LSM Builders we are up to date on all regulations and will comply with building control to create that warm, safe and modern home you desire.
We can assist you with the build from start to finish with our design to build service. Our on board designers can deal with any spec/plans that are needed and submit to building control on your behalf. Let us take the stress from you!
*** New for 2016*** Find out what your extension could cost with our House Extension Cost Calculator.
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