If you are planning to expand your home then you are in the right place. Expanding your home will allow you to enjoy more family space, and it can also add value to your property to make it easier to move.  As one of the most life-changing home improvement projects - which requires extra care when planning - we've put together this expert guide to help you every step of the way.  ۔

From designing your home to licensed development rights and construction regulations, you'll find everything you need to know about home extensions building.

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Home Extension Method: Plan

Planning a home expansion - from the necessary paperwork to contracting with your chosen builder - is important to make sure your extension schedule runs smoothly and keeps you on budget.  Is.  That's the thing to think about.

Applying for planning permission when extending a home

Obtaining planning permission is an important step in the expansion planning process, but can be difficult to navigate if you are not familiar with it. Use our expert guide for planning permission to learn more, and make sure you read your plans carefully with an architect or builder familiar with the local planning authority and their preferences.

As a general guide, you will need planning permission when building a more ambitious extension if:

  * Your extension covers half of the land around your home.

  * If you are going to the road

  * You are increasing the total height of the building;

  * You are more than six meters away from the back of the semi-detached house; 

   *You are extending a distance of more than eight meters from the back of the separate house. 

   *Your one-story extension is more than four meters long.

   *Your one-story extension is on the property side and is more than half the width of your home.

   "You are using materials that are different from the original style of the house.

   *You are planning to build a balcony or raised porch.

   *Your home is listed.

Other House Extension Planning Ideas

What else could have affected your plan request that you did not consider? Here are some things to keep in mind when planning an expansion.

   Visible neighbors

Features like an upstairs balcony can be controversial if they overlook neighbors.  For windows, you can use opaque frosted glass, install them on a high place, or fit skylights.

  Suspicious neighbor

Building an extension of two storeys or more in your garden far away from the back of the house can be burdensome for neighbors, limiting the permissible size.

   Highway and your extension

If your proposed expansion could interfere with visibility for motorists, it would also limit the extent to which you can build.

Accessibility issues need to be considered when expanding a home.

Managing access to your extensions is an important initial step to consider when planning a home expansion as it can limit your design options. So, if access to the back of your home is restricted, perhaps because you live in a thatched house, you need to talk to your builders and neighbors at the beginning of the process to make sure you  have no worries later. It is possible to place the material on top of the construction house, but it is very expensive and you need to get the council's consent to temporarily close the road.


In general, expanding your home is a cost effective investment that will eventually pay off when it is sold - but not always.  The location and demand for your property generally guarantees that your extension will add value when it comes to selling your home.

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