Side Extensions For Semi Detached Houses
If you looking to add more space within your home then a side extension might be the solution for you. Moving home isn’t always a viable options, especially if you are content with the area you’re currently living in.
A side extension is a more cost effective option and requires less effort and time.
Extending the legroom you currently have, is a great way to add value to your property and create the space you so desperately need.
Do Side Extensions Require Planning Permission?
When you decide to extend your home, you need to ensure that it meets planning permission rules. Side extensions are no different and come with some regulations that you need to meet. However, you can avoid the stress of planning permission by ensuring your build meets these requirements, and an installer from our network can give you the advice you need.
Some of the planning permission rules on side extensions for semi-detached houses include:
- Side extensions MUST be single-storey extensions
- Side extensions cannot be higher than the highest point of your ‘original home’ (the house as it stood on July 1st, 1948)
- Side extensions must not be more than half the width of your current home
- Side extensions cannot cover more than half of the natural space surrounding your home
- The width and length limits are subject to the Neighbour Consultation Scheme
While these rules may seem extensive, they’re quite easy to get around. Not only that, but they still give you space and scope to create a stunning new room in your home.
As well as that, following planning permission can help you save plenty of money, including on the cost of the materials, as you can regulate the size of your space to meet the rules.
Not only that, but building side extensions for semi-detached houses gives you more room to play with.
While you can’t cover more than half of the space around your home, you’re likely to have more space around a semi-detached property. Because of this, you won’t feel limited by the rules, and your installers can help you design a stunning build that is entirely compliant.
Why Are Side Extensions Ideal for Semi-Detached Houses?
Side extensions are perfect for expanding semi-detached houses with a brand-new space.
Not only will you create more room for you and your family to enjoy, but you’ll be able to make the rest of your home feel less cramped. If your family is growing, or your home doesn’t fulfil your needs anymore, then getting an extension can be a massive benefit.
If your home isn’t fit for purpose, there’s no need to move to a new place, which will cost a massive amount of money, time and stress. Instead, you can get a new space in your home that you design for yourself, improving where you already are.
Getting a side extension can also be more beneficial if you live in a semi-detached house. If you do, then you’re more likely to have the space to build a new room, and you won’t have to sacrifice too much of your garden.
That way, you’ll get a space that feels connected to the outside world, and your home inside also.
Not only that, but the planning permission rules for semi-detached houses are slightly more relaxed. As a result, you’ll have more space to create a stunning room, without having to worry about falling foul of the rules.
Because of this, you can have the freedom and flexibility to create a space that transforms your home and saves you an incredible amount of money.
How Much Do Side Extensions for Semi-Detached Houses Cost?
Side extensions start from around £14,500, with the cost rising depending on the size and scope of your project. However, you can cut the cost of side extensions down in various ways.
By being smart with the available space and using less advanced materials, you can still get the same benefits of a larger build for a far smaller price.
For example, you can build a solid extension that uses less double glazing. However, you can add features that use large amounts of the material, such as sliding sash windows and bi-folding doors.
As a result, you can save money on the initial build and then add to it with the features you want. Solid extensions start at around £14,500.
Alternatively, you could invest in a glass house extension. While you can expect to pay more for this build (at a £25,000 starting price), you’ll get more light, warmth and energy-saving potential.
You’ll also have a dramatic room that stands out and could become a new social hub in your home. It’ll even increase the value of your home more than other builds.
Whatever you decide to select for your new build, you can be sure that you’re making a brilliant investment for you and your family.
And the best way to get side extensions for semi-detached houses for less is to work with Conservatory Prices UK. Use our online quote builder today to get a free, no-obligation quote on a bespoke design that you and your family will love.
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