Client: Cheshire Family

Location: Ellesmere Port 

What needed to be done: 

Running out of room and with an outbuilding in need of a facelift, a family in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, contacted Fairtech to find out how our architectural services could provide more space, and improve the appearance and functionality of their stand-alone garage in the garden.

Ellesmere Port wrap around extension

What we did: 

Fairtech Contracting Ltd conducted a site measured survey within a week of instruction, and staying true to our reputation for delivering a quick turnaround, we had first draft planning drawings completed within a week.

The plan:

Starting with the garage, the team at Fairtech felt the solution was to re-build the garage on a similar footprint to the existing structure. The re-build would be incorporated into a wraparound side/rear extension which would open up space to include a family room and downstairs shower room and WC.

The problem?

Parking spaces. Planning restrictions for a typical three-bedroom home specify a minimum of two parking spaces required to the property, so, because the garage rebuild meant removing a parking space, Fairtech needed to ensure there was adequate parking available on the plot before planning permission would be approved. Fortunately, a new parking area could be identified and was included in the proposed site plan.

So that neighbouring amenities were unaffected and the street scene was not impacted adversely, Fairtech created a single-storey plan ensuring the height of the extension roof was kept to a minimum. So even though the rear projection of the proposed extension extended much further than Cheshire West and Chester Council’s guidance, the proposal was approved first time.

The Fairtech finish:

Fairtech worked on the building regulation drawings prior to planning permission being granted. This ensured a quick transition from planning to building control.

Ensuring a hassle-free project for the client, we also arranged for structural calculations to be carried out by an ISO9001 registered structural engineer.

Thanks to our extensive network of reliable service providers, the client opted to use our recommended private building control services provider.  Cost comparable with the Local Authority Building Control, Fairtech offer a fast turn-around on plan checking and typically have one person dedicated to the project from start to finish. And, when each building project is finished, clients receive a completion certificate to evidence that all building work has been formally approved.

With extensive experience of planning permission and building regulations, Fairtech have been able to provide a Cheshire family with a stunning extension, making full use of an outbuilding that was previously in disrepair and increasing the size of the property. Speak to Matt at Fairtech in Widnes on 0151 321 1986 or visit our website to discover the range of great value architectural and construction services that we provide across Cheshire and Merseyside.