The family required additional space on a limited budget. The logical place for this accommodation was to the side, maintaining the garden to the rear. The proposal did not require planning permission as it was only a small side extension which fitted with in the permitted development rights.
How we worked
We were asked to prepare building regulations drawings as the client was confident that the extension would fit within permitted development and wanted to keep any design costs to a minimum.
The client has drastically improved the project and at a low cost by doing a lot of the work himself. We think the photograph of the finished project speaks for itself.
If you are looking to extend your home on a limited budget, cost savings can be made by
- Understanding and working within permitted development.
- Doing a lot of the work yourself.
- Using smaller non VAT registered builders.
Details on what can be done under permitted development can be found at : http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/