extension

  1. BobSlayer

    Drains Under Extension - limited room for Inspection Chambers / Rodding

    Hello We are about to extend our kitchen. Single story extension. I am scratching my head to make a pan for the drains. We have limited room for external inspection chambers and rodding points as our property and new extension will sit on the boundary on 3 sides. - The new kitchen will...
  2. cwhaley

    Ventilation Regs

    Hi all, having a small extension built and so far so good. We’re about halfway up to the roof of the single storey build. Just thinking ahead and have been asking about means of ventilation. Building control have said that the new downstairs WC (containing a toilet only) must have means of...
  3. C

    Extension costs - double storey + wraparound

    Hi all, I'm looking for an idea of extension costs. I've heard various amounts per sqm, but it's never clear to me what that actually includes. We are based in the South West near Bristol. We're considering turning our 2 bed into a 3 bed + office (or 4th bedroom/box room depending on how you...
  4. S

    How big is this extension

    Hi there, I'd like to build an extension 4m deep by 5m wide on the back of my detached house. The house was built with the ground floor 2m deeper than the 1st floor so there is a 2m deep protusion across the whole of the back with a pitched roof covering it. I thought that I could run a roof...
  5. Bishop m

    Difficult to reach shared downpipe

    Semi detached house with one downpipe on my side has come away from the gutter (think it's blocked at the dog leg aswell). Problem is that it's above 2 extensions that form a valley so can't get a ladder up. Got someone to have a look and he's suggested tricky scaff job and 2 new downpipes at...
  6. K

    Demolishing 1 of 2 detached garages

    Hello, I've recently moved in to a property and I am planning on replacing my garage with an extension. My garage is linked to my house but detached from my neighbours. My neighbours garage is completely detached. However, the two garages are very close to one another. They both have pitched...
  7. Rob broom

    Adding an Extension - External Walls becoming internal walls.

    Hi guys, A bit of advice again please! Please see the attached image. Question 1: Is it ok to connect a new wall to an existing wall and have the outer leaf's flush? In the picture, the red bricks are the outer leaf of the existing cavity wall, and the grey and green blocks will be the new...
  8. R

    2 storey extension with TPO

    Warm greetings to everyone. I need some advice/guidance from one and all. I am about to purchase a detached house which has many trees on one side and one of the trees happens to have a TPO (Ash Tree) on it. Planning Map by Ravii posted 25 Jun 2021 at 12:10 AM There is a uniform space of 4.5m...
  9. C

    Planning permissions for porch

    Hello! We are looking to build a small brick porch at the front of our house, to match the building. It will come out less than 1m, will be smaller than 3 sq ms and we're away from the road. As I understand we wouldn't need planning permission if we create an add-on to our house (i.e. the...
  10. RK_MBD

    Contract or Proposal

    Hello All, We are starting with rear extension in few days and have agreed on price based on a detailed scope of works, drawings and offer letter from builder which includes material list etc. May I know if it is usual to sign a formal contract (such as JCT or FMB) before start of works or...
  11. S

    6m rear extension Prior Approval - query

    Hello all, I have submitted 6m rear extension prior approval application. Hopefully I should know the decision in a weeks time. Fingers crossed. When we submitted the application it was a flat roof. But now I want to change it to a pitched gable roof. Will I need to submit a new application...
  12. N

    Lowering a floor to create a mezzanine

    Hi all Hope you are well? We are planning on extending our current tiny flat in London. We currently have a small living kitchen room that we are planning on extending. The ceiling height is good at 2.8 metres and we are on a slope. So a potential plan would be to lower the space so we...
  13. T

    Change Roof type (flat roof to pitched & skylights) after planning approval?

    Hi. Am I allowed to change the roof shape for a 6m rear extension after planning approval (neighbourhood consultation)? Can we change the type (shape and size) and no of skylights and the roof pitch (say from flat roof to pitched roof instead) as long as we stay within the limit of the...
  14. M

    Crack between brick extension and house

    We’ve discovered a large crack in the join of brick extension to our house. We had already noticed some cracking along the mortar lines of the bricks near where the extension was toothed-in to the house but they are quite small and appear to have been there for some time. The large crack near...
  15. S

    installing new double glazing front of house ahead of a rear extension?

    Hi Currently in a 4 bed 1950's detached. Pretty solid construction. Planning to put in a rear extension. Will be a mix of single story and double story (as 50% of rear is already extruded on both floors). appreciate the work will cause some movement. We do need to re-glaze the whole house...
  16. R

    Solar panels, water tank and aga as back boiler

    We have had an offer accepted on a house with the above. There are radiators. Two solar panels for elec and two to heat the hot water that has a thermostat. The aga is solid fuel but there is gas to the property as they have an oven and gas hob. How much would it cost to install a combi boiler...
  17. R

    Soil pipe mayhem

    Hi All We are buying our first property and have what we suspect is an exposed 4" soil pipe running along the kitchen ceiling. The pipe has been boxed in and it's there as a result of an extension. What possibilities are available to fully conceal the pipe or redirect it? We have attached a...
  18. P

    Boiler Replacement?

    Hi All, I currently have an Ideal Combi 30 which serves my existing 57m2 (600 sqft) one bedroom flat and I'm going to be extending to a three bedroom 102m2 (1100 sqft) flat. The boiler will need to to serve the underfloor heating and two bathrooms and I'd be keen to know peoples thoughts on...
  19. Sona

    Restricted permitted development rights?

    Hi Guys Is there anything like Restricted permitted development rights on mid-80s build houses? my postcode is en2 7ep (Enfield council) and I own a freehold mid terraced house. The reason I'm asking is that an advisor told me this but I cant find anything relevant regarding this on google...
  20. C

    Smart Viso Glide vs Cortizo

    I'm hoping someone can offer some advice or has previously purchased either brand. We are having 6 metre wide sliding doors installed into a new rear extension. Both options have 3 panels and use aluminium frames. Smart Viso - 35mm interlock sink in track direct fix 3 panel slide in both...
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