Moving is an option, but who knows what state the housing market will be in by then. Extending is an alternative possibility, if you have the space to do that, and it’s much easier to do it nowadays.
Planning laws for extensions have been hugely relaxed in recent years by the Government in an effort to encourage more people to extend in answer to our housing shortage.
As a result, the majority of new extensions fall under Permitted Development Rights, which entitles you to build one without planning permission, so long as certain limits and conditions are met:
For a single-storey extension, the necessary criteria is as follows:
If there’s any uncertainty, you should consult with your local planning department, who will be able to provide the necessary guidance.
Amber Home Improvements would be happy to do that on your behalf if you have an interest in any of our conservatories, orangeries or home extensions.
Contact us if you are and we can begin preparing things.
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