Single Storey Extension South Yorkshire
In the current housing market, moving home can work out more expensive than adding a single storey extension to the home you already love. We have designed and helped build 100s of house extensions in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster and across South Yorkshire. Our expert architectural designers can show you how to unlock more space and increase the living quality and even the value of your home with a single storey extension. With a vast array of building techniques readily available we can ensure that the finished build not only works for your needs but looks stunning. A single storey rear extension can create garden rooms or open plan kitchens. A side extension can create or enhance existing rooms and not use up the rear garden.
Single storey extension design considerations
Before getting tender and building your house extension you need to consider affordability, planning constraints, buildability and building regulations. Rear extension plans need to consider the garden and making internal rooms darker. Single storey side extensions may encroach on the neighbours or prevent accessing the rear. Building a kitchen or garden extension will impact both you and your neighbour’s property. This can be a complicated procedure but CK Architectural south Yorkshire home and extensions designer will make sure you have the right information to make the best decision. We offer a free consultation in the comfort of your own home and offer all the advice you will need.
Finalising your home extension design
We love this part of the process it’s where we can show you the many ways of achieving a single storey extension can meet your requirements. Your detailed brief and requirement list will come to life in a variety of different architectural designs showing sizes, layouts, roofs, glazing etc. this allows you then see the wider impact, how it looks on the property and most importantly how it functions. Once a concept design has been agreed we can develop the extension plans with you adding all any specific requirements such as bi-folding doors or locating the toilet sink.
When we have perfected your extension design, we will then take you through the planning processes (there are a lot of single storey extensions that can be done under permitted development which means planning is not required). We do advise an enquiry is made to make sure planning is not required, if planning is required we can the design prepped and submitted in quick time. Our team is fully experienced in dealing with the planning department and our drawings always meet the validation criteria. Once submitted we will keep on top of them to ensure planning will be approved on time or to make any changes to help it through successfully.
With your approved extension plans you will then need to get building regulation drawings. All building work will need building control approval, full approved plans, building regulation drawings and a site inspection of your project. We will add all the necessary detail with your approved documents and gather any other information needed such as structural engineer calculations. This will be submitted on your behalf to either a private inspector or the local authority building control to gain approval. When the plans are approved you can move onto the build. Our detailed drawings will be more than enough for any competent builder to build from. We keep our technical team up to date with the ever-changing regulations and are always researching new and better materials. We advise using these drawings to gain the best quotation and service from your builder. We can recommend local, trusted builders and even project manage the build for you.
Make sure your builder has the relevant experience, references and availability to build your single storey extensions. Choose someone you’d feel comfortable working with and talking to about concerns. Ask where they are based, of south Yorkshire they need to be within 45 minutes drive so you can use builders from Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster. Be clear about your timescale expectations and specific finishes Extension plans for building regulations will not complete the items in the work contract. Quotations should be clear and easy to read, referencing our detailed approved building regulations drawings. Ask who will be doing the work, will they be subcontracting and who is responsible. Make sure you know when you need to paycheck their payment structure and be comfortable with it. Don’t always go with the references they give you, it’s not hard to find out where else they may have been working.
Do you want further help with full project management and individual services that can give you better support and clarity when dealing with building your single storey extensions?
We try to add as many construction details as possible at the building regulations stage, but some assumptions have to be made and certain area investigated before moving forward. Make sure you to remedy them. We offer help throughout, for both you and your builder, we will come to the site if help is required.