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The capabilities of our team are extensive, doing what we can to meet your personal requirements and make the best possible use of your space. We’ve pulled together a handful of our past projects, providing you with some inspiration for your own property and showcasing our high standard of work. Have a look at our service overview to familiarise yourself which of our services you may wish to discuss with local architects and if you are unsure, our friendly planning team are always more than happy to book in a free consultation with you.
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Our local architects know the area and the rules of planning permission in your borough
We’ve had more than 1,600 successful planning applications approved since our local architects started to help clients turn their dream home projects into a reality. We’re very proud of our success rate and how we can cater to all your planning needs, working with local authorities to grant approval for your project. By having worked with various boroughs across the city on a regular basis, we know what is required and can help you submit a strong application, speeding up the entire process so we can get to work on delivering results.
We provide a comprehensive range of expert planning consultancy services
When you have looked through ‘architects near me’ and chosen us as your preferred company, we’ll get the ball rolling. Your personal planning consultant will visit your property, home or office at a time that suits you and discuss your project in further details. Later, the technician will come and complete a full site survey so we can gain a comprehensive understanding of the job at hand. At this stage, our teams are able to discuss the recommended approach and agree on the next steps that suits all parties.
Our local architects are based at the leading residential architecture studio in London
At Extension Architecture, our main goal is to find bespoke solutions that meet the needs of each and every client, going above and beyond to produce unique results that exceed expectations every time. By providing a wide range of project, development and management services, whether that be dealing with fast track refurbishment projects or large scale mixed use developments, we work closely with all partners from the outset to lay the required processes and structures in place for a timely delivery.
Questions about London residential architect
Local Planning Authorities are generally the local council borough and these LPAs will have guidelines and links to explain what are within your rights to make changes to your property. They are usually receptive to pre-applications, but since three years ago, most of the London Boroughs have adopted a fee for their pre-application advise. A good thing to know, no matter if you are doing a small single storey rear extension, a loft converson or a large new build – most LPAs take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to make a decision on your project.
Side Extensions: Side extensions fall under permitted developent if they do not extend more than half the width of the original house. You can extend a maximum of 3 meters as long as it is a single storey extension and does not extend pas the front elevation.
Double-Storey Extension: As of October 2019, new rules are being phased in which will allow homeowners to build extensions onto detached homes without requiring planning permission, under the usual rules of permitted development. This will make adding a two-storey extension to your home no more complicated than having a loft conversion. This doesn’t mean that there is no paperwork involved in undertaking a two-storey extension, but it will make obtaining permission for the extension much simpler.
Loft Extensions: Roof extensions/should be set back, as far as reasonably feasible by at least 20cm from the eaves, unless it is a hip or gable roof (measure the 20cm along the plane of the roof). The roof extension should not hang over the wall of the house.To be a Permitted Development any additional roof space created must not exceed these volume allowances: 40m3 on terraced or emi-detached houses, 50m3 on detached houses
If you believe that your property falls under permitted development, the best way to ensure a positive result is to consult the advice of local Architects to ensure that your extension follows these rules which are applicable to all extensions:
- Materials should match the existing house
- No raised platforms, balconies, or terraces
- Single storey extensions should not be more than 3 meters high
- Must not be taller than the existing building
- The extension should not take more than 50% of garden space
This generally applies to the single-storey side or rear extensions, loft conversions, front porches, double storey extensions, outbuildings, solar panels, skylights of dormer windows and new windows or doors. However, even Permitted Development has its restrictions and does not cover double-storey extensions, larger loft conversions, flats or properties in conservation areas. Regardless, even if you meet all the requirements for Permitted Development, you will still need to submit your plans to council which they will need to check, and approve.