A double storey extension will create more usable space in your home. The best thing is that double the height does not always mean double the price. With good architectural design a rear or side double storey extension will generate great new space and add value to your property.
DESIGNING A DOUBLE STOREY EXTENSION
Our extensive experience in design allows us to help your dream double storey extension come to life. First, we will determine what size and shape is available from your site. It is highly likely that your double storey extension will require full Planning Approval from your local council so we will look into any potential restriction when designing your extension. We will work with you and demonstrate different layouts to help you understand the functionality of the space available and create your house extension plans. CK Architectural also offer 3D Visualisation to help you understand and explore the design of your double storey extension in 3d visualisation.
Take a look at some of our completed work from Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham and Barnsley. Gallery
When you are planning and designing your double storey extension with CK Architectural, our Architectural Designers will take into consideration any restrictions such as impact on the neighbours and the surrounding area, we will also take into consideration any obstacles that the planning department may throw at us. We work closely with Sheffield and South Yorkshire council to keep your expectations real. When grey areas do arise, we can work with you and the council to write a tailored planning statement, alas, some restrictions are “set in stone” and we will not be able to work around them.
For more information read through our planning guide.
When we are developing the design for your two storey extension, we will always take into consideration the building regulation requirements, unless told otherwise we will always assume that you will need Building Regulation plans. Your final design will have all the relevant specification to not only gain planning approval but to gain building control approval. We like to make the plans easy to read for all concerned from building control officers to clients and builders.
For more information on Building Regulations for your double storey extension read our guide here.
BUILDING YOUR EXTENSION
Your detailed home extension plans allow any competent builder in Sheffield and South Yorkshire to price and build correctly, you will get accurate quotations from them if they asses the site as well. Although we will do our best to warn or design against potential building issues but, when a build takes place sometimes issues do arise, it is worth remembering we cannot see underlying issues behind walls or underground. You should make allowances for this and ensure that the builder prices for issues if they arise. Be aware to look out for poor ground and drainage and make sure the builder undertakes a CAT scan before excavation. With the larger projects let CK Architectural take care of the administration and preparation with our project management team.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR DOUBLE STOREY EXTENSION
Finding Builders, checking quotes and checking contracts can be a stressful time and that’s even before your build has started. For peace of mind and reassurance you can always choose to get a 3rd party to project Manage your Double storey extension.
CK Architectural offer a Project Management service where they will manage the project from start to finish, removing the stress of finding a trusted builder and ensuring they stay on time, on design and on budget. Furthermore, a project manager will put the project out to tender, and inevitably save you money. You will then be regularly informed of the progress and costings and as a result only need to talk with us rather than the builder, and nothing is left to interpretation, we will manage who gets paid after checking that they have reached the agreed stage and to the agreed standard.
Find out more on our Project Management.