Maximise the potential of a property by adding a double-storey extension. The main idea for a great two-storey extension is to add new rooms both upstairs and downstairs that fit well with your existing home. Ideal for compact homes and expanding families, it provides the most straightforward solution for expanding living space and incorporating an additional bedroom.
Benefits of double-storey extension:
The two-storey extension is a trendy option due to its adaptability and the range of ways it can expand and enhance your house. There are some regulations while building a two-storey extension that need to be in consideration.
Planning a double-storey extension consists of the following steps:
Wrap Around: It involves merging both side and rear extensions of the house and encircling the existing house, which is why it is called wrap around.
Side Returns: It uses the most minor possible place. You can use a small area on each side of your house without disturbing the beautiful garden.
Rear Extension: The rear wall extension is located at the back of your existing structure. This kind of extension works well for both houses that are detached and for those who share a common wall with one another.
Front 2-Storey Extensions: this extension is within an already built structure and is the least usual type because it can completely modify the look of the building.
Permission is not always required to build a double-storey extension, but if we live in an area where permission is required to do any construction, we must get planning permission and follow the building regulations.
This encompasses the utilisation of the land and structures, the visual aspects of buildings, landscaping assessment, access to roadways and the influence the development will exert on the overall environment.
When submitting a planning application, providing a comprehensive set of fully filled-out forms is crucial. Accurate scale drawings should accompany every application. In addition to detailed planning drawings and the completed application form, a design and access statement are often required. Even when not mandatory, including one is advisable.
The drawings should clearly depict all architectural elements, encompassing walls, windows, doors, room materials, and building and ceiling height.
Moreover, a design and access statement should involve different kinds of new developments or changes in how a property is used. This statement explains how design standards and planning policies match the plan for the project.
Building regulations approval sets forth universal standards that must be adhered to in all buildings to ensure the safety of individuals within or around them. These regulations comprise a collection of approved documents that address the technical aspects of construction projects.
For a seamless construction process, obtaining planning permission and building regulations approval is required. It is highly recommended that you engage in discussions with residential architects before initiating any application submissions.
The cost of a double-storey can depend on factors like
The average cost of a double-storey extension in the UK varies from around £2000 to £2,500 per sqm, excluding finishes.
In London, the average cost is around £3000 to £3500 per square meter, excluding finishes.
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