single storey rear extension

Single Storey Rear Extension: Few Things to Know Before Planning

Adding a single-storey rear extension is a great idea to have some extra living space in the home. But before you start planning check out advice from experts.

There is no doubt that an extension is a great alternative to moving home. Buying a new home is a lengthy and daunting task than adding a simple extension. We also know that space in the UK is often tight for families in the cities. Hence, an extension is a neat solution to all of their living space problem.

It is also true that extension doesn’t come cheap and require a handsome amount of money. On the other hand, they can be a good investment as it adds value to your property.

Types of Extension

When we talk about British cities, there are mainly three types of extensions: Side return extension wrapped extension and the rear extension. We are going to talk about a single-storey rear extension in this article.

A rear extension goes across the full width of the house. It goes out towards the garden. Edwardian and Victorian houses have a cellular feel. So, adding a rear extension can link together two areas to provide you with more open space for your family. Furthermore, it can add value to your home and can bring a lot of daylight in the house.

Does Single Storey Rear Extension Add Value?

Well, how much value it’s going to add depends on the extension and space you want to create. Any extension adds value to the property that’s for sure. But you have to create a balance. You have to make sure that the extension is cost-effective and also adds value to your house.

On the other hand, adding a large extension increase the value of your home. However, the added value is nothing compared to what you have spent. We will recommend you to talk with a local agent to get an idea about the local market.

Lawful Development Certificate

Whether you need planning permission or you can develop under permitted development rights. Single storey rear extension does require LDC (Lawful Development Certificate). You need to apply for this certificate to your local authority. Basically, It indicates that the extension you are building met PD requirement and you don’t need planning permission. It will cost you around 103GBP which is less than the planning fee.