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Guide To Dormer Extensions And Dormer Roofs

Unless you work within the architectural or construction sectors, it's probable that you don't know what dormer roofs or dormer extensions are. Not to fear! This is a quick and simple guide to everything you need to know about the two property features, including what they are, why they're useful, and how much you could expect to pay. So without further ado, let's get started!

Guide to Orangery Costs

More and more homeowners are finding the disposable income to invest in an extension for their space, giving them an extra little slice of space to do with as they please. Orangeries are similar to conservatories, meaning they usually sit to the rear of the property and boast glass-panelled walls. One notable difference between orangeries and conservatories is that the former has glazing where the latter does not; an orangery has a glazed lantern roof where a conservatory does not. Orangeries also offer a range of benefits aside from the extra space, including adding monetary value to your home that makes a valuable investment for those looking to resell or rent out in the future. But how much does it cost to install an orangery on your property? What factors can affect the cost? Read on to find out.

How Long Does Planning Permission Take?

Whether you're looking to create a new home office, get your dream kitchen diner with an extension or build a summer house down at the bottom of the garden, you'll have to get planning permission. People are often put off by home improvements that require planning, thinking that it's a long and complicated process. To help guide you through, here's how long planning permission usually takes and the process that the council follow.

Do You Need Planning Permission For A Conservatory Extension?

A conservatory or extension can be a fantastically useful addition to your property. Not only can it considerably increase the usable space you have available to you, but it can also even make your property more valuable and desirable when it comes time to sell. As with any piece of construction, however, planning permission must be a consideration. If you're not filing for planning permission when you should, it can delay your project and potentially cost you, so it's important you know whether or not you need to apply before getting started.

Do I Need Building Regulations Control?

Thinking and planning a new extension or change to your home is an exciting prospect. However, it’s important to know that most types of building work you undertake on your property are likely to need building regulations approval. If you’re going to employ a builder to do the work for you, they often seek building regulations approval on your behalf. Do confirm with the builder that they will do this for you before any work commences. It’s your responsibility, and if on final inspection, the building work does not comply with building regulations, you may be served an enforcement notice. Make sure you plan ahead, so that there are no nasty surprises.

The Guide To Kitchen Diner Extensions

If you have lived in your current house for a while, you might be starting to think your kitchen is looking a bit dated or it's time to create a larger entertaining space. If so, a kitchen diner extension could be the solution you're looking for. What is it that you want from your kitchen? Is it the ability to cook dinner whilst your children are doing homework at the kitchen table or maybe you want to look outside whilst having a coffee. Adding an extension onto your kitchen area can create more open space, which is important for most families as the kitchen is the heart of the home. But what do you need to consider before committing to a kitchen diner extension?

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