What you Need to Know and Consider Before Planning a Rear Extension

What you Need to Know and Consider Before Planning a Rear Extension

Fairtech Contracting has been providing extension plans as well as other architects St Helens services for several years, we know that when it comes to planning any sort of development or extension plan, being prepared is essential.

To help you when designing your properties rear extension, we have put together this short blog.

So without further ado, here are the things you need to consider before planning your rear extension.

Understand What Type of Extension Your Property Needs

There are three different main types of extension in British homes. It all really depends on your home and the requirements you have for your extension.

For the benefit of this blog, we will just mention the rear extension but there are also side return extensions and wrapped extensions.

Rear extension goes across the entire width of your property, directly at the back of your property.

From your garden up to the wall, and out towards the garden.

To learn about the other types of extension available, contact your architects St Helens today

Do You Need Permitted Development Rights?

Many councils across the UK will allow for the building of extensions to your property without planning permission. In this case, you will be awarded what is referred to as permitted development rights.

You can find documentation that outlines the parameters of permitted development rights from your local council and the Royal Institute of Architects. 

For further advice regarding your extension and permitted development rights, speak to your architects St Helens today. 

Does your Extension Require Planning Permission?

If your extension does not fall within the scope of permitted development rights, then you will need to apply for planning permission for your extension.

Applying for planning permission is a somewhat more difficult process than attaining permitted development rights.

In this case, you need to make sure that you have full documentation of the specifications and measurements within your extension.

If you do not have the expertise to provide this information yourself, then you will need to speak to a professional architects St Helens.

Use an Architects St Helens to Help With designing and Planning Permission 

Contacting an architects St Helens can make the process of designing and attaining planning permission much simpler.

They will be able to provide you with accurate drawings, measurements and specifications for your intended extension.

Fairtech Contracting is your local architecture company; we can help you with the pre planning permission process and we always provide our clients with full documentation for their intended extensions.

Get in Touch with Your Architects St Helens Today

Speaking to your architects St Helens today is the first step in the process of designing your dream extension.

We can help you with extension plans as well as civil engineering design, site work, architectural design and much more.

Contact us today for a friendly chat about your project followed by a free, no obligation quote.