Is Planning Permission Required For An Extension?
If you’re hoping to extend your home, you’ll have lots to consider. Who do you choose to complete the work? How much is it likely to cost? And will you need planning permission before work begins?
Although we’d love to give you a simple yes or no answer to this question, unfortunately planning permission rules aren’t quite that straightforward! The answer instead depends on something called ‘permitted development rights,’ which vary depending on the location of your property.
For example, if your property is located in a conservation area, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a national park, the Broads or a World Heritage Site, you won’t have the same permitted development rights as the rest of us. Listed buildings may also have specific limitations placed on them.
Odds are, you won’t need it…
Although we can’t say for certain (as it depends on what you have in mind), the odds are that your extension won’t require planning permission. Permitted development rights allow you to make significant changes to your property, provided you meet the technical limitations set out by the Government – all without planning permission.
…but you will need to meet building regulations
Even if your extension doesn’t need planning permission, it will likely need to meet building regulations. If you want to avoid disappointment (and stress), you should take the time to find a company with a thorough understanding of building regulations and a proven track record.
Doors and windows have their own unique set of regulations, so choosing the right installer is vital. At Klosen, we have over 25 years’ experience in the sector and specialise in the installation of stunning aluminium doors and windows from top brands like Cortizo, Senior Architectural Systems, Indupanel and Heritage Windows. Choose us and you can rest assured that your doors and windows will be installed to building regulations – one less thing to worry about.
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Though we’re based in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, we cover all areas within a 60-mile radius, including the likes of Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne and Huntingdon. All of our aluminium doors and windows come complete with a 10-year guarantee for total peace of mind – and we even include a 25-year anti-corrosion warranty.