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How much can I extend my home without planning permission?

Not every extension requires planning permission before you can start building. If you are planning an extension to your house and don’t know whether you will require planning permission or not, then the following guidelines may help. The rules about whether or not you require planning permission, are contained within a document entitled Permitted Development Rights. The guidelines state the amount of additional space that can be added. When considering what can be built without planning, consideration also needs to be given to the nature of the property and its location.

What is the difference between Planning and Building Regulations?

The terms “Planning Permission” and “Building Regulations” are often used incorrectly to describe the same activity. Planning Permission is required in order to carry out development as defined in the Town and Country Planning Act. In general this means that if you want to build something you will need planning permission before you start. There are however some exception to this statement. Some domestic extensions do not require planning permission – the exact limitation being found in the Permitted Development rights.

Alternative ways of procuring a building project

Once you’ve made the decision to go ahead with your building project, the next step is to decide how to make it happen – to procure it. There are a number of alternatives and the choice of which to use will depend on the your priorities in terms of matters such as price certainty, timescale, ability to make changes to the design during construction and technical complexity.

Thinking about extending your home but don't know where to start?

It’s a common enough situation. You’ve reached a point where you need more space in your house and you are not sure whether to move or to extend. You like your home and don’t envy the idea of the upheaval and stress that a move causes. The problem is that you could really do with that extra space. The answer maybe to extend – but can it be done, how much will it cost. How do you start?

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