Our Services for Kitchen extension
A single-storey kitchen extension is an excellent opportunity to create a vibrant new space to complement any home or interior design style. As the heart of your home, the average adult spends over 1 hour a day in the kitchen! Therefore, whatever your aesthetic, London kitchen extensions can add significant value to your home, unlock its potential, and become a personal, practical, and comfortable space.
Extension Architecture specialises in single storey extensions in London, including kitchen extensions. If you plan to improve your kitchen, an extension may be the right decision for you. It’s a decision that can increase the value of your property, but it can also become a practical and comfortable part of your home.
We understand that a kitchen is not only a functional part of your home but also a centre of activity for yourself and your guests. If you want a modern, open plan kitchen or a more traditional design, we can bring your idea to life!
Several different types of kitchen extensions are available. Our kitchen designers and planners can help you decide which type is best for you and maximise your kitchen space to create the perfect addition to your home. From the initial designs, including 3D visualisation, to construction, we can find the ideal London kitchen extensions to suit and complete the whole process, ensuring that we meet all your needs. Please get in touch to find out what we can do for you.
Our Works for Extensions
Kitchen Extensions with Thoughtful Design & Craftmanship
If you are thinking of extending your home to create a beautiful new kitchen-diner extension, looking for small kitchen extension ideas or are intrigued about the cost of kitchen extensions, contact our architects in London to learn more about the services we provide and get a free quote for your kitchen extension today.
Our architects & planning consultants have worked with all the different property types and all scales of extensions, so you can rest assured you are in good hands. Whether you have a narrow plot of land and are looking to find innovative solutions to maximise your space, or you are looking for a luxury glass kitchen extension for your home, we will advise on the best possible options efficiently, on budget and, above all, of the highest quality!
We pride ourselves on our excellent success rate and ability to cater for all your planning needs. Our consultants and design team can create efficient and practical proposals and drawings for planning applications, permitted developments, and Building Control applications.
Whether you are interested in small kitchen extensions or more extensive options, we can help you get approval from the LPA. We can advise on the maximum development options to increase the value of your home. Get in touch today.
Ideas for London Kitchen Extensions
If you are thinking of extending your home to create a beautiful new kitchen-diner extension, looking for small kitchen extension ideas or intrigued about the cost of a kitchen extension, contact our architects in London today to learn more about the services we provide and get a free quote for your kitchen extension.
Our architects & planning consultants have worked with all of the different property types and all scales of extensions, so you can rest assured you are in good hands. Whether you have a narrow plot of land and are looking to find innovative solutions to maximise your space, or you are looking for a luxury glass kitchen extension for your home, we will advise on the best possible options efficiently, on budget and, above all, of the highest quality!
In addition to this, if you are thinking about adding a new space through a side, rear, or orangery kitchen extension, you may even be able to utilise your permitted development rights, meaning you won’t need to apply under a complete planning application. It has never been easier to create that much-needed space!
If you need some kitchen extension ideas, Extension Architectures’ design team will help bring your goals to life with planning permission, layout plans, kitchen design and kitchen extension cost. As experts in planning permission for kitchen extensions and bespoke kitchen design, we have the professional experience and collaborative team to produce the perfect space for you.
London Kitchen Extensions: How Much do they Cost?
For many homeowners, the kitchen is the central hub of the house and is essential to running any home day today. Therefore, it’s no surprise that London kitchen extensions are among the most popular house improvements made to any property. Small kitchen extensions are a more affordable option if you’re on a budget but still want to maximise the existing space. More significant kitchen extensions are transformational for any home.
The average cost of kitchen extensions in the UK is £30,000. Meanwhile, London kitchen extensions can cost up to around £50,000. Prices of kitchen extensions can vary wildly around those numbers, anything from tradespeople, flooring, kitchen type, and finishes. Basic small kitchen extensions can cost as little as £12,000, and bespoke, high-quality ones can hit as hard as £100,000.
But as with any home improvement project, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing London kitchen extensions, with any one of them significantly impacting what you can expect to pay.
The overall cost of a new extension will vary depending on size, location, materials, and external costs.
There is no set price until you can get plans drafted, and we have expert knowledge here at Extension Architecture to support the process.
You will need to budget for materials, labour, tradespeople and final fixtures like kitchens, tiles, light fitting etc.
Along with the building costs, you will also need to factor in other expenses, including structural engineer fees, such as if you need joists and foundations added to the build.
Your architect will provide the plans, which we can help with, and the cost varies by each architect and is around 3% to 10% depending on size.
If you require a survey before any work can start, this can be anything up to or around the £1000 mark.
Planning fees, VAT, project manager, building control fees and party wall agreements will also need to be factored into your extension budget if it’s needed.
Single-storey London kitchen extensions are popular, but you may also consider having a double-storey extension built as a single unit, as you need one roof and one set of footings; this appeals to many who have work done want to get the most from their project.
Do I Need Planning Permission for Small London Kitchen Extensions?
Many factors will decide if you need planning permission for your new kitchen extension. You will need planning permission if the extension covers at least half of the land on your property. If the planned extension increases the building height overall, expands towards a road, is taller than 4 meters, or if the building is more than 6 meters from the rear of an attached home or 8 meters from a detached house. Balconies and verandas will also need planning permission if you want to use materials different from those of the original dwelling.
If you need help understanding if you need planning permission, or need professional advice with planning, design, or construction for your kitchen extension, get a free quote for our services today!
Frequently Asked Questions about London Kitchen Extensions
If the design aspect of the project can be fun on one side, coming up with general costs and a budget can be challenging. The available cost of your extension will ultimately depend on your brief. However, some general costs for a single-storey rear extension can be summarised as follows:
– UK Average sqm: £ 1,200
– London Average sqm: £ 1,600
These are general costs for an average quality extension. The high-end project costs in London can go up to £2,300 sqm.
A further breakdown of general costs can be summarised as follows: The use of your extension will also impact prices. Having an idea of how much you are willing to spend on a new kitchen or a new bathroom will be crucial when planning the cost for your unique project. Bathrooms and kitchens are trickier to budget than a bedroom or a living room as there is plumbing to consider and appliances and fittings. The cost of adding a kitchen to your extension will start at around 10,000 £ for a cheaper kitchen design. The final price will depend on the quality of the materials and appliances. Adding a bathroom to the project will increase the cost by about 5,000£, but this will also depend on the type of finishes you choose.
Rule of Thumb: As there are many variables to the costs of your project, it is good to have a general idea of how the budget will be spread and how the costs for professionals will impact the total cost: Architects London average fees 10% / Administration fees: 1% / Structural engineer: 4% / Surveyors: 3% / Contractors:30% / Materials 20% / Fittings 5% / Glazing: 15% / VAT 20%
If you live in a terraced or semi-detached house in 2020, the good news is that Local Planning Authorities have relaxed the rules and allow extensions to go to 6 meters. If you live in a detached house, single-storey rear extensions can be up to 8 meters in depth. Just be aware that if your property type is a flat, maisonette or in a conservation area, then you will need full planning permission.
Side Extensions: Side extensions fall under permitted development if they do not extend more than half the width of the original house. You can extend a maximum of 3 meters if it is a single-storey extension and does not extend past the front elevation.