Warrington Homeowner Extension

Client: Warrington homeowner 

Location: Latchford, Warrington

What needed to be done?

In March this year, our Latchford client had contacted Daresbury Construction to discuss building a single storey extension to their two-bedroom home in Warrington. The extension would almost double the width of their long, thin, and dark kitchen providing them with a much needed larger and brighter ground-floor space.

What we did?

Based on Daresbury Construction’s recommendation, Fairtech were approached to provide an express draughting service.  The design brief was already in place, and the layout had been agreed, so we were able to conduct a measured survey and produce planning and building regulation drawings all within just a couple of weeks.

The bright side

The existing room was dark and in need of brightening up. In order to bring more natural light into this north-west facing extension, we added three sky lights along with glazed French doors into the design.

Structural support

The Warrington extension was designed to fall within permitted development limits, however a lawful development application was made for the client’s peace of mind. Whilst waiting for the lawful development cert (LDC) to be issued, we instructed our preferred structural engineer to design a steel beam to provide support for a 4m knock-through of the existing rear wall. The size of the opening was designed to adhere to the dimensional requirements of Part A of the building regulations. In doing so, we were able to stay within budget, as this meant that a steel beam could be installed on pad stones rather than a costly goal post arrangement.

What happened next?

The construction work is currently in progress and the client is looking forward to enjoying their new kitchen dining space.

If you’re considering a single storey extension in Warrington, contact Matt at Fairtech for a no obligation chat. In addition to delivering a range of architectural services, Fairtech can also provide access to a strong network of preferred engineers, builders, and contractors in and around Warrington. Ready when you need them, our preferred partners can ensure every stage of your build is completed seamlessly. Find out how you could increase floor space, or add a new bedroom to your Warrington property, with affordable, high quality plans and drawings.