Extending your house is a great way to increase the space that you have as well as making the value of your property higher if you want to sell in the future. Something that is important before you go ahead, and build is to make sure that you have permission to do so. You don’t want to end up like the man who hit the headlines recently who is now having to have his extension demolished as he built it without planning permission!
Smaller extensions sometimes do not need planning permission at all – for example, a conservatory that is under a certain size is something that falls under permitted development rules, and you can go ahead and add it on. However, there are certain caveats and exceptions to this rule, such as living in a conservation area, or a listed building. Properties that fall into this category tend to have more restrictions. If you are unsure in any way, it is always best to check.
A professional architect like this residential architects www.quattrodesign.co.uk will not only be able to help plan the extension that you want, but they also have a good understanding of planning rules and regulations, and will be able to offer advice and ideas to you. So, it is certainly worth talking it through with your architect if you are concerned or unsure about whether you will be able to extend your home how you want to.