With a long history of building extensions to a vast array of property types, BSS’ expertise in this field is widely known.
Successful project management ensures that a family can continue to use their home throughout the works and an understanding of what can and cannot be done, both legally and physically, means that the home owner gets a surprise-free construction and a beautiful, home-changing addition to their property. Our design team will help you understand how a space becomes most beneficial, the importance of light and of course the most cost effective and productive means of tailoring this knowledge to suit your home.
The legislation around home extensions varies depending on property type and area but in general, the following applies;
Outbuildings: What you can do
• You can construct all sorts of outbuildings for the use and enjoyment of the home so long as they do not cover more than 50% of the garden space. In Scotland this is reduced to 30%.
• In Wales and Northern Ireland any outbuildings closer to the house than 5m count as extensions. In Scotland any outbuildings larger than 4m2 and closer to the dwelling than 5m count as extensions.
• Outbuildings must be single storey with a maximum ridge height of 4m for a pitched roof or 3m for any other kind of roof. The eaves height must be no more than 2.5 metres.
• If the outbuilding is closer to the boundary than 2m it shall be no higher than 2.5m.
Did you know…?
Balconies, verandas and raised platforms (above 300mm) do not fall under PD rights. You will also now need planning permission to construct a drive from non-porous materials such as tarmac. But you can construct a new drive of porous materials, or non-porous if provision for drainage is provided on the property, under PD.