Extending and / or remodelling your existing property can be an exciting and cost-effective solution to accommodate the way you live.
We work closely with local architects who take pride in their ability to understand the requirements of their customers. Using their skills and expertise to adapt to client requirements, the plans produced that not only encapsulate your requirements but also satisfy local authority regulations.
Our Architectural Design Services include:
- Consultation to discuss your requirements
- Proposal Sketches
- Measurements Survey
- Development of Design Proposal
- CAD Drawings for house extensions / conversion
- Planning Application / Approval
- Building Regulations Application
- Planning Appeals
Current Planning Guidelines
Your proposed design will fall into one of two categories, a permitted development or one which requires planning permission. The documentation / plans you require for works to be completed are fundamentally the same – however, one will require a planning application to be submitted and the other will not. Both will require a Building Regulations Application.
Detached Properties: A single-storey rear extension up to 4 metres in depth can be added without the need for any planning permission.
Semi-detached or terraced properties: The maximum depth which can be added is reduced to 3 metres without the need for planning permission.
Two storey rear extensions on all properties: These must be no more than 3 metres deep and not fall within 2 metres of a boundary line. In a further change to the current regulations there will no longer be a maximum volume allowance for ground based extensions.
Lofts to detached properties can be converted without planning permission so long as any dormers do not add more than 50 cubic metres to the property. The allowance is reduced to 40 cubic metres for semi-detached and terraced houses. Dormer windows are not permitted to an elevation facing a highway.