On 1st October 2008, and again more recently, the planning regulations in London were simplified and as a result the number of householders opting to extend their properties vastly increased with some households no longer requiring planning permission. We can help establish the relevant requirements for your property, as it may be possible to do your extension under Permitted Development regulations. If you would like to add extra living space, increase the value of your home and avoid the stress of moving, we offer extensions that are of the highest quality in terms of design, craftsmanship and sustainability. Our work will not only give you additional space but will enhance both your property and your lifestyle.
what are the different types of extensions?
There are four main types of extension and the type we recommend for your property will depend on a number of factors – property style, available space, conservation area, local planning regulations, your budget and needs.
Sometimes called a side return extension, this is the most common kitchen extension in London and the South West of London. A side return generally involves building out 1.25m to the side of the property and finishing flush at the back of the main part of the house. Clients can then choose to have either a pitched or flat roof over the extended section.
Regulations often mean pitched roofs have to pitch down to 2.1m on the boundary wall.
The main styles of side extensions include:
- Flat roof
- Pitched roof