If you want a bigger house, there are few options available to you.
* building a house extension
* convert the garage
* having a loft conversion
Building a House Extension is a very popular choice, especially if you can’t convert the garage and loft/roof space. Few important aspects when building an extension :
1. The design of the extension.
2. What can be built.
3. Planning Permission
4. Party Wall Agreements
5. Finding a good builder.
6. Never expect everything to go perfectly as you planned.
The design of the extension
Most popular types of extensions in London, are :
* Single storey extension ( one floor extension – ground floor extension )
* Two storey extension ( two floors house extension )
* Rear Kitchen extension
* Side house extension
* Rear and side house extension
* Side return extension
The shapes of a house extension can be very basic most of the time.
Planning Permission for extensions and conversions
You can have a loft conversion without planning permission, the maximum size allowed is 50 cubic metres. For house extensions, you can build a build a two-storey extension without planning permission, the maximum size is extending to maximum of 3 meters from the original house.
Any extensions or loft conversion over the Permitted Development will require Planning Permission.
Houses in Conservation areas, or Listed Buildings, will require Planning Permission.
All Building Works must comply with the Building Regulations.