GARAGE CONVERSION AUDIT
STRUCTURAL LOFT CONVERSION AUDIT
PRE-PURCHASE FEASABILITY CONSULTATION
STEEL WORK CONNECTIONS
INTERIOR MINOR ALTERATIONS
CDM & ASSOCIATED REPORTS
HEALTH & SAFETY REPORTS
3D MODELLING (from)
SOIL INVESTIGATION REPORTS
AIR PRESSURE TESTING
BUILDING CONTROL APPLICATIONS
AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING
SOUND INSULATION TESTING
PART F VENTILATION TESTING
RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVICE & INSTALL
THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEYS & TESTING
CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES
PART G WATER CALCS
DOMESTIC EPC’S FOR LANDLORDS & HOMEOWNERS
If you want to maximise space, pick a wrap-around extension.
This extension combines a side-return and a rear extension,creating an L-shape addition that will make the room longer and broader – perfect for modern, open-plan living. Wrap around can be done on many house types semi-detached and terraced houses.
If you have excess space on the side of your property, then building a wrapping extension is the ideal chance to grow your living space.
Wrap-around onthe Victorian homes maximises available living space by using a "dead" space without sacrificing your private garden's size.
With a wrap-around extension, your home will be more brightness.
It is perfect in densely populated areas.
An L-shaped side extension extending the house is unlimited; you can create an open plan kitchen or add a playroom, new bedroom or home office.
You can extend along the sideand rear without planning permission, but you always need planning permissionfor L-shape.
Planners will take specificissues into account, and you will need to consider the following carefully:
appearance, materials and design
Loss of light/overshadowing
Effect on the conservation area and listed buildings
Overlooking/loss of privacy
Impact on the appearance or character of the area
Scale and dominance
The best way to protect yourself from being rejected permission is to hire a team with the experience to both designs and submit your projectfor planning. As well as helping you with the side return extension design and planning permission, good team be able to make any proper changes to your design, should the council recommend these are needed to get approval. Also,they can be builders that would be suited to your extension project.
Planning applications can take eight weeks. Once you get planning approval, it lasts up to 3 years and can boost your home'svalue even if you decide to sell without building.
Why is it right to hire a team with Architects and Structural engineer?
Unlike builders, architects are highly trained to design specialists who apply creativethinking to projects. An architect can suggest new and innovative ways of making space work splendidly, addingmore light and functionality. They give that added WOW factor.
Building a wrap-around includes the destruction of the original rear and side return walls. While there are many design options, all require steel supports in beams or posts to hold the house up. The structural engineer will calculations and engineering plans.
The Party Wall is an extra issue to consider. It protects you and your neighbours. By law, you must give neighbours intimation before starting worknear to the border with their property. Work involves excavation three or six meters from the neighbouring property, depending on the foundation'splanned depth.
Consider how you will achieve enough daylight levels; effective glazingshould consider place orientation and surrounding buildings.
Rooms that miss the window due to the new construction need to grow daylight absorption, so securing the right amounts of overglazing is essential. The most crucial area glazed for a wrap-around extension is the side elevation. Otherwise, the area closest to the original last hill may becom every dark.
Planning may determine the choice of materials, for example, if you are in a protected area. At the same time, other local sites prefer a clear separation between the existing building and the new extension. For example, the extension may be of glass and the current construction of wood or brick.
If this is not the situation,it is up to you to decide whether you want your wrap-around to be in harmony with the house or contrast.
It is an excellent choice of cladding for exterior walls and includes wood,brick, mortar, glass or metal such as zinc.
Wrap-around also offers an opportunity to separate between the front and side extensions. This design can help hold a sense of the original footprint and step back a new rear elevation section tocopy the old.
What's the budget?
The works' total price will depend on factors, including the size and complexity of your project, materialsused, 20% VAT, location, builder,architects and structural engineer. At STAAC, prices are tailor to each project.