Extensions, Renovations and brickwork - What to Consider?
As with most projects there are a lot of factors that need to be considered before a start on an extension or renovation can be undertaken. From initial designs to planning and costs, supplies to labour each stage has the potential to cause disruptions if not thought through properly.
We consider ourselves the experts in simplifying this process and have all the trades available to carry out a large extension to a full house renovation or a simple garden wall build. We like the idea of making it all less daunting – supporting and advising you through the entire fit. All jobs are within our limits.
Design and planning
If planning consent is needed then they will be looking for a similar look and impression of the original materials and design of your existing property. When designing an extension try to match the most prominent features to ensure a sense of continuity. It's also an idea to make sure that any doors and windows match up with existing fixtures.
For most people planning wont be necessary but you will need a few appointments on site with the local building authoruty at certain critical times of the build. This is to ensure such things as foundations, insulation and roofing are all up to building standard.
Will I need Permission?
The reason for planning applications are to seek control of the way that neighbourhoods and towns are developed focusing on the appearance of buildings. You will definitely need planning permission if:
- The extension is higher than your original roof
- The proposed extension is over 4 metres high and within 2 metres of your boundaries
- The total volume of original property is increased by more than 115 cubic metres (calculated using length x breadth x height)
- The total volume of original property is increased by more than 10%
Generally small extensions wont need planning permission.
Whatever the project no matter how big or small you can email us the details or call us for a chat to discuss the job further