11/04/2018 by Martyn Pryce
The One Minute Extension Guide
Adding to your properties floorspace can be a rewarding and value-adding exercise if done properly. But what laws do you need to abide by and what style is right for your home?
You may not need planning permission for your extension under permitted development rights, but you must get building regulation approval. There are however some key elements of building regulations that need to be adhered too such as; structural integrity, fire safety, energy efficiency, damp proofing, ventilation.
If you go down the planning route then the scope to be more ambitious is there. Take advantage of space but don’t cram everything into big areas. Some of the more ambitious extensions are just well thought out.
What ever route you take, ensure you have the right advice from an industry professional.
Our Welby Gate property, in Balsall Common has an additional breakfast room extension, it would be hard to image the kitchen without it now. The execution has been absolutely seamless and it adds a great deal of charm to the rest of the property flooding the area with light and enjoying impressive garden views as well as vaulted ceiling and velux skylights.
The vendors on our Stoneton Crescent, in Balsall Common brought a dated 80’s built house right up to date with an impressive L-shaped extension that brings dining and living spaces together. Again this build offers vaulted ceiling and a wealth of glass. The bi-fold doors are a real bonus and by almost doubling your living space by bringing the outside inside it allows for flexible living.
So two fabulous examples of how an extension can not only increase the value of a property but also enrich your living experience.
If you’re stuck for ideas, have a look at some more options below:
Orangery Style extension
Tools to help you
Everest conservatory builder app - https://www.everest.co.uk/conservatories/conservatory-app/
Category: Home Advice Author: Martyn Pryce