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Converting A House Into Flats: Costs And Planning Guide

More and more homeowners are converting their homes into flats. And it is quite apparent why – the ever-growing demand for flats in London. More homeowners now realise that splitting their property into units helps them increase rental income and increase property value. So how do you convert your house into flats and what are the expected costs? The following guide should help you in this regard. Planning guide If a house has to be divided into multiple units, it will be required to obtain planning permission.  If ...

Adding A Side Extension To A Semi-Detached Houses

You may want to add a side extension to your semi-detached house for a wide range of reasons. It may be to create more space, to create optimal layout, or to increase the value and quality of your property. It will be required to get a planning permission before you start the project. A semi-detached house involves a wide range of complications that further complicate the design of an extension. It is recommended to follow these steps to add a side extension to such a property. Build a planning strategy A planning strat ...

How Do I Get Planning Permission To Build A House?

If you want to build a new home as an owner or a developer, you will have to get planning permission. Obtaining planning permission is a complicated task that requires you to conduct lots of research, write, and design, and gather lots of information. So how do you go about the process of getting planning permission? What is defined as a new build house? A new build house is a residential building that wasn’t there before in any form or shape. The definition covers the following kinds of structures: Foundatio ...

What is a wraparound extension?

When extending your home many people go for a side or rear extension but it is possible to combine the two ideas and create a wraparound extension. This solution is typically used if a property has an alleyway leading to the back of the home or an L-shaped property. Both of which can be very common in traditional Victorian homes. What are the advantages of a wraparound extension? There are several advantages to wraparound extensions: It can utilise side alleyways to their maximum potential We can create a courtyard ...

PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT GUIDE UPDATED JUNE 2019

Updated 20 June The government has recently permanently extended the permitted development rights. This means there is no longer the rush to have your development completed before May 30th! Any such proposal will still be bound by the relevant Neighbour Consultation Scheme and your Local Planning Authority will be informed. Please see our services below:

London Kitchen Extensions: A Starter’s Guide

The kitchen is the heart of the home—you use it every day, it becomes the soul of family activity and the pulse by which you live and entertain. It is for this reason several clients come to us wanting single-storey rear extensions to help them maximize the potential of their spaces. The Potential of a Single-Storey Rear Extension Single-Storey rear extensions come in a range of accommodation types and forms. Common features are kitchens and utility rooms though we do cater to a range of living arrangements to maximize you ...