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Kitchen extension

Kitchen extensionKitchen is a roomspace that inspires and helps to make the day enjoyable in providing the pivotal location of the house. It is a unique space with the blend of practical living, comfort, quality design and above all, somewhere to prepare and eat a meal.

Kitchen extensions to the rear of the property are becoming increasingly popular as a way of gaining more ground floor living space, whilst using up the view and open access to the garden. Maybe you even want to accommodate the needs of a growing family, working from home or a hobby then two storey rear extension might be the thing you are after.

Extending your existing kitchen into the side return can create a stunning new kitchen/living area may also increase the value of your home. The finished result is well lit, waterproof and insulated. It will be much admired by visiting friends, family and neighbours!

Building a rear kitchen extension can make good financial sense too. You can significantly improve the value of your house by adding that extra space.

For free house extension quotes from local building company, please complete the free quotation form located on the left hand side of this page.

Planning permission

Under new regulations that came into effect on 1 October 2008 an extension or addition to your home is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

  • No more than half the area of land around the "original house" (meaning the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.) would be covered by additions or other buildings.
  • No extension forward of the principal elevation or side elevation fronting a highway.
  • No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof.
  • Maximum depth of a single-storey rear extension of 3 metres for an attached house and 4 metres for a detached house.
  • Maximum height of a single storey rear extension of 4 metres.
  • Maximum depth of a rear extension of more than 1 storey of 3 metres including ground floor.
  • Maximum eaves height of an extension within 2 metres of a boundary of 3 metres.
  • Side extensions to be single storey with maximum height of 4 metres and width no more than half that of the original house.
  • 2 storey extensions no closer than 7 metres to the rear boundary.
  • Roof pitch of extensions higher than 1 storey to match existing house.
  • Materials to be similar in appearance to existing house.
  • No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.
  • Upper-floor, side facing windows to be obscure glazed; any opening to be 1.7 metres above the floor.
  • On designated land such as national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites - no permitted development for rear extensions of more than 1 storey.
  • On designated land no cladding of the exterior.
  • On designated land no side extensions.

If you are unsure if you can have your house extended to the rear or side then please get in touch and we will be able to help you with advice and free quotation.

We also provide a kitchen fitting service and we will fit any style or shape kitchen for you.

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