If you own a property or a bought piece of land for development purposes, the top question on your mind is likely to revolve around planning consent. In the UK, you must seek planning permission to carry out large-scale alterations on a property, or to build premises on a plot of land. Perhaps your property or land came with planning permission when you bought it, or perhaps you are just starting the planning process; whatever your situation, it is important to be aware of how long each permission will last.
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Extending your home is an exciting project, and it can become easy to get wrapped up in details like decor and the finer points of choosing your exact specification. But before you get into the fine-tuning, you have to consider the bones of your project – its structure. And few parts of a home’s structural elements are more important than the roof, so you need to get it right. Essentially, there are two options for your roof – a flat roof or a pitched one. Here, we are looking at the important aspects of pitched roof extensions, and why or how you might go about choosing one.
If you’re struggling for space at home, converting your loft is the ideal solution. Not only will it transform your home and give you that extra living space, but it will also add value to it. It can feel like an overwhelming project, but if you make sure you are fully armed with all the right information before you proceed, everything will run smoothly. We’ve put together some practical information to help get you started.
Building regulations are an essential part of almost any building project, whether it’s your own home extension, a self-build new home, or a giant commercial office development. They are the rules set out by the government in the UK to ensure residential properties and commercial buildings are safe and fit for habitation. When it comes to designing your extension, drawing up detailed building regulations plans are a key part of ensuring that your project is suitably compliant and that your application for building regulations approval will be successful.
A rear extension is a great way to add more space to your family home. Rear extensions are built onto the back of a house and come in a variety of designs. They give you more room, increase the value of your home and they look great too. Rear extension costs don’t have to break the bank either, making them a popular choice for homeowners across the UK. Our team of designers at Extension Architecture is ready to help you out with all your rear extension requests!
Home extensions are a great way to maximise the space and value of your property, and one of the most common types of extension is the side return extension. This can be a great way to add extra living space or utility space to your home, especially if you live in a densely packed urban neighbourhood.
Throughout suburban London, semi-detached houses frequently dominate our towns. However, creating new spaces within these properties can be more challenging than first thought. With party walls and neighbouring houses to contend with, there is a lot more to consider than just your budget. The below ideas from Extension Architecture show how a semi-detached extension can be a very rewarding investment.