Our client had a house on a large corner plot with an double storey side extension which looked very juxtaposed. Our brief was to create a fluid cohesion on the front elevation, an infill extension at the rear and and a conversion to 2 units.
Existing and proposed front views
The final rear elevation appeared as a large house, rather than one which had been extended. He then asked us to prepare an application to convert the property to two separate dwellings.
Rear view of extended conversion to 2 unitsviews
Our client originally had planning permission for an HMO (House In Multiple Occupation) but, looking at the options, he asked us to create a second home instead. Sometimes HMOs can be preferable for optimal income, however they are more limiting when it comes to resale because you cannot divide them. With a flat conversion, options are wider because the developer can choose to sell one or both units.
How we can help with your conversion to 2 units
If you are wondering what adds most value to a property, we can give you a great design which will be good for residents in terms of practical functionality, aesthetics and increased value. If you would like to have a discussion about development costs or if you just want to bounce off ideas for home improvements, please contact us so we can help you plan your proposal.
Our 3D Immersive Design package is an effective tool for convincing planning officers that your build will not be contentious but will blend with and enhance its surroundings. They can help you visualise your build before it starts, which is a good time to make changes. They are even handy to show friends and relatives your proposal, as well as for persuading neighbours that your build will not adversely affect their light or enjoyment of their garden. For some examples, please see the link above.
We can also help with general questions about planning permission for extensions, or how far you can extend under Permitted Development. We can help you understand why you will need to satisfy the Building Control department of your local council even for a small side or single storey
Bespoke Architectural Design
If you would like a double storey side extension, double storey side extension, double storey rear extension, double storey side and rear wrap-around extension, conversion to 2 units, or an HMO we can help you make a successful application in most cases. We offer and 3D Immersive Design package which is an effective tool in convincing planning officers of the aesthetics of your build. Pre-planning Applications: We also suggest the pre-app. route in the event of any contention with a proposal. See the Pre-app. section on the Planning Portal See the Pre-app section on the Planning Portal for more details. This used to be called ‘outline planning permission’.
We can guide you re estimated build costs and whether or not you would need planning permission for a conservatory and if so, what kind of permission
will suffice. We will tell you how to get planning permission, explain permitted development rules and let you know if your permission is still valid. We let you know about the council’s planning application fees, to which we don’t add VAT. We offer to submit your application and liase with officers on your behalf for no
Architecture companies in London
If you are thinking of hiring a local architect or consulting the London architects list for a residential architect, have a look at some of our case studies. Extension Architecture are expert at home extensions & house design, with vast experience as London architects. Based in Battersea, we have built many projects locally in Wandsworth, Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston, and Richmond, as well as in other boroughs across London such as Westminster, Camden, Islington, Brent , Harrow and Sutton.
will can guide you re estimated build costs for a loft conversion, rear extension or garden room. As well as the design & build costs, we can indicate the resale value likely to be added via your development