Two Story Extension
Another popular form of house extension is a two storey extension to the side or rear of the property. The house extension can be used in a number of ways such as a summer room, breakfast kitchen, open plan luxury kitchen and dining room, additional bathroom, en-suite bedroom with dressing room, a home office or a games room for the children. The most common use on the second floor extension is the addition of an en-suite bedroom. This has proven to add real value to your home and would be recommended to all homeowners looking to extend your home.
Under Permitted Development Rights 2008, you may be able to extend your home without the need for planning permission. This will depend on a number of factors that NADA Architects will advise you on during a consultation. This will include issues such as height/width/volume of the extension, right to light issues, proximity to your boundary line and the amount of land covered with the addition of the new extension.
Normally, it is acceptable to extend your home beyond the rear of your house up to no more than 3 metres. The other requirement is that the house extension should not be within 7 metres of any boundary opposite the rear wall of the house. We will be able to advise on all these issues and more to establish which permissions you would require to build your extension.
Once this obstacle is overcome, you will be required to obtain building regulations approval. We would produce all the necessary construction drawings and package for the approval of your local authority. Once this has been received by your local authority, you are now in a position to acquire quotations from local builders for the works to the extension. NADA Architects work with local reputable builders on many projects to ensure the delivery of a quality extension for you and your family to enjoy
for many years to come.
In most cases, you would also require structural calculations for the proposed house extension to ensure it is built with sufficient structure to support the building. NADA Architects work with local structural engineers and can arrange the production of these calculations for you. These will assist the builder to quote for the house extension and provide a more accurate costing.
The cost of the extension and a specific budget is one of the most important factors to consider. To get an indication of the average cost of a two storey extension, you could expect to pay approximately £1500 per m2. This will vary depending on a number of factors such the type of property, location, topography of the site and specific building requirements, type of construction and many more. This average cost would include all electrics and plumbing with finished walls ready for decorating and laying your new finished floor.
To discuss your two storey extension in more detail, please feel free to contact us via the enquiry form or give us a call.