Our extension designers always design your single storey extension plan with your requirements, budget and planning/building constraints in mind. The most important thing is how you want to live in and use the spaces, so they complement and enhance the existing space. Sometimes a small single storey extension plan can make better the existing kitchen without taking up too much garden. However, a larger single storey garden room extension would be the best option is you have the land and budget.
Once the size and layout of the rear or side single storey extension plan has been determined, we will look at the practical requirements such as access, integration and impact on existing spaces. With the size and layout we will then explore single storey extension roof options, tiled mono pitch, dual or ridged, hipped or flat roofs. Then we add the finishing touches with you discussing and displaying options around glazing and the important wow factors. Our extension designers always keep up to date with trends and new material finishes, plus cheaper alternatives that have similar effects.
Most Single Storey extensions can be built under permitted development, meaning it does not require full planning permission.
However, you can double check the requirements here on the Planning Portal.
If your extension does require Planning permission, our clear planning application extension plans present your design in the correct scales and site maps to validate the application too. We will check the design against the planning guidance such as overdevelopment, impact on the street scene, right of light, overshadowing, loss of amenity and outlook, massing/dominance, loss of privacy, and other factors that could affect the project. Throughout the planning process, we will keep an eye on your application and liaise directly with the planning officer if any issues arise, keeping you updated along the way.
If your single storey extensions plans are considered to be permitted development, the following limits and conditions must be met:
Most alterations to your home will require a building certificate from a building control body, either local authority or private building inspector. Our detailed online building regulations plans will include all the necessary detail such as structure, passage of sound, disabled access, drainage, resistance to moisture, collision, impact, heat loss, ventilation, light, emergency escape and much more. We make sure that our drawings are clear for you, the builder and building control to understand. The online building regulations drawings can be used for gaining builder quotations and will be checked against as the building is inspected.
When choosing your builder for your single storey extension plan, choose someone with lots of specific experience and references in building single storey extensions. Choose someone you’d feel comfortable working with and talking to about concerns. Extension plans for building regulations will not complete the items in the work contract. Ask where they are based, Be clear about your timescale expectations and specific finishes. Quotations should be clear and easy to read with reference to our detailed approved building regulations drawings.
We try to add as much construction details as possible at the building regulations stage, but some assumptions have to be made and certain area investigated before moving forward.