There are a number of important factors when it comes to commissioning the services of local house extension builders.  Firstly, you should get help with finalising your home extensions designs and ensure that they are drawn up into feasible house extension plans.

The primary consideration is that your plans are sufficiently well thought-out to receive the necessary planning permission if they need it, or to avoid having to apply for it at all.

Some of the rules around planning permission have recently changed, increasing the size limits for single-storey rear extensions which apply between 30 May 2013 and 30 May 2016, and the associated neighbour consultation scheme.

A home extension is considered to be permitted development, with NO need for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

No more than 50% of the area of land around the “original house”* would be covered by additions or other buildings.

No extension forward of the principal elevation or side elevation which fronts a highway.

Notice that the highest part of the roof would have to remain the highest part and not the extension.

Maximum height of a single-storey rear extension of four metres.

There are further detailed conditions which must currently be satisfied in order to allow certain house extensions to be excluded from the planning permission requirement. You can read them in full on the government’s Planning Portal.

When choosing the right building company to build an extension for you, it is vital that you get some recommendations.  We advise that you use our services – take a look at those builders who get great reviews and select the best one for your needs.

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