Artists studio in rear extensionIndustrial House Exterior, London
Gorgeously small rear extension to house artists den with pitched roof and bespoke hardwood industrial style window and french doors.
Internally finished with natural stone flooring, painted brick walls, industrial style wash basin, desk, shelves and sash windows to kitchen area.
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Do I need to inform anyone?These increased limits are subject to the prior notification of the proposal to the local planning authority and the implementation of a Neighbourhood Consultation Scheme. Be aware that if objections are received, a proposal might not be allowed. Remember, too, that most extensions of properties still require approval under Building Regulations. “Under Permitted Development, various designs are possible,” James says, “from a flat-roof modern box to a more classical pitched-roof extension. Unusual forms are also possible, such as angled walls and off-centre roofs. PD does allow you to include full-width glazing and rooflights. “Remember, though,” James says, “that Permitted Development does require you use materials that match those of the existing house.”
Never assumeJust because there is currently a house on your plot of land, that’s no guarantee the local planning authority will give you permission for a demolition and rebuild. You can’t knock down and replace a listed property, for example. “If your house is in a conservation area, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or in the green belt there are likely to be limitations as to what style and size of property you will be allowed to build,” explains Bryden. The rule of thumb is always talk to your local planning authority before you buy the property.”If you demolish a building unlawfully, legal actions might be taken against you. “I know of cases where a developer has been ordered by court to rebuild the building exactly as it was using era materials and techniques. This is incredibly expensive and very difficult,” warns Dominik Wielgus of Black Oak Builders.