Extensions

Listed below are permitted developments, presented in summary form.
This is a brief overview: please contact us for specific advice

FRONT EXTENSION

Front extensions are NOT permitted development
unless:

  • A porch not exceeding floor area of 3 sqm.
  • A porch not exceeding 3m in height.
  • A porch not within 2m of a boundary fronting a
    highway.

SINGLE STOREY SIDE EXTENSIONS

Side extensions are considered permitted development
providing they conform to the following:

  • Extension must NOT exceed 50% of the total area
    of land around the originally built house.
  • Width of side extension must not exceed half the
    width of the original house.
  • Have a height NOT exceeding 4m.
  • When within 2m of the boundary the eaves
    should not exceed 3m.

SINGLE STOREY SIDE EXTENSIONS

Side extensions are considered permitted development
providing they conform to the following:

  • Extension must NOT exceed 50% of the total area
    of land around the originally built house.
  • Width of side extension must not exceed half the
    width of the original house.
  • Have a height NOT exceeding 4m.
  • When within 2m of the boundary the eaves
    should not exceed 3m.

SINGLE STOREY SIDE EXTENSIONS

Side extensions are considered permitted development
providing they conform to the following:

  • Extension must NOT exceed 50% of the total area
    of land around the originally built house.
  • Width of side extension must not exceed half the
    width of the original house.
  • Have a height NOT exceeding 4m.
  • When within 2m of the boundary the eaves
    should not exceed 3m.
  • Roof pitch to match existing house.
  • Any window on the side elevation must NOT be opening below 1.7m from the finished floor level and have obscured glazing.
  • Balconies and verandas are NOT permitted.

If you live in south west London, you will understand that trying to buy and sell property can be a complicated experience. If you love the area that you live in, you may have started considering having a single or double story extension to give you the space you need, rather than move house.

Home Extensions in Merton

At GBS Architectural, we having a firm understanding of property in south west London. This puts us in the fortunate position of being able to advise clients on extensions and renovations that will improve the functionality of their home whilst also adding value. Whilst no two properties are the same, we have worked extensively within the area and have a wealth of experience in home extensions London.

Single Story Extension

If you live in Merton or the surrounding areas, you may have seen or heard of a number of houses with extensions to the side or rear that add functional space to a property. Whether you dream of an additional room, a larger kitchen or open plan living space, a single story extension can drastically enlarge your home.

Double Storey Extension

A double story extension involves extending your property across both the ground and first floors to create more space downstairs and in the space directly above. This type of extension transforms a property, either by adding additional rooms or making existing rooms larger. Adding space to the ground and first floor can also give you the option of creating a double height room or mezzanine level. Designing an extension of this type requires careful consideration and smart design is often required to make the most of the space and ensure each room is easily accessed without having to walk through other rooms to reach it.

An Experienced Firm

With a wealth of experience, our team of architectural designers can guide you through each step of the build. We can advise on building regulations, utilities including sewerage, and even tradesmen we would recommend completing the build. We closely monitor every stage of the build to give you complete peace of mind about your renovation project, allowing you to feel confident about your decisions.

If you are looking to add space to your property, call GBS Architectural today for a no-obligation chat on 020 3384 9464.

This is not an exhaustive list and you should always seek advice before the commencement of any works.