Single Storey Extensions
Single-storey extension guide
A single storey house extension can entirely remodel your home, both internally and externally. They are a popular type of conversion and they are often constructed to expand a kitchen into a diner or island type kitchen or even open up a family lounge and living area. There are plenty of options available to design and turn a single-storey extension into anything that you choose. These ground floor extensions can really transform a property and look stunning and beautiful when completed. All you have to do is use your imagination on how you would utilise this extra liveable space.
How much does a single-storey extension cost?
There are lots of variables and factors to consider and take into account that will affect the total price of a single-storey extension. It can heavily depend on the property type, location, size, materials used, what you eventually use this extension for. Once everything is factored in, it's then possible to offer a firm quotation. You could also make a significant saving by building a two-storey extension as you will already be paying for the roof with the ground floor construction.
Do I need planning permission for a ground floor extension?
Over the past few years, the requirements for any planning permission for single storey extensions has been relaxed and you can quite easily move forward and build a single storey extension as long as you stay within the guidelines of the permitted development criteria.
Some of the main rules area as follows:
Any Single storey property extension cannot be extended beyond the original built rear wall of your house by more than 4 metres for your detached house or 3 metres for any other property
If your property is not in a designated conservation area, Special Scientific Interest, or any prior covenant attached, then you can proceed with an extension up to 8 metres for your detached property and 6 metres for any other property.
Any single-storey extension cannot be more than 4 metres high at any place.
Any single storey extension must stay in the guidelines to satisfy the overall extension criteria to be fully considered permitted development, including any materials that must be in similar appearance to the original exterior of the property and only fifty percent of the area around the original property can be extended upon.
It is also worth mentioning and considering that there is still an approval' process method for any larger single storey rear-extensions. If you are thinking about planning an extension that is of over X 4 metre ruling and up to 8 metres for any detached property, and over X3 metres and up to X6 metres for any other property, then you must apply and go through the usual channels with the local authority in your area. The local authority will then give prior notice to your surrounding neighbours, and if they happen to object, your local authority will then review whether or not you can go ahead or indeed need to go through any planning approvals beforehand.
If you are thinking about having a single storey house extension added to your home in the near future and need help with the architectural design, then we can fully recommend a panel of architects, should you be in need of their services beforehand.
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