extension

  1. Maxlear

    extending outlet hose on IKEA dishwasher

    Hi there. Anyone out there who has any experience with extending outlet hose on IKEA dishwashers please? The current outlet hose is too short to reach my waste under the sink so I need to extend it. I have bought a standard 17mm/17mm outlet hose connector as well as extension hose but the...
  2. C

    Add studwork & cavity to form extension inside enclosed yard.

    My daughter has a 1930’s terrace house with an enclosed solid brick yard (3 sides) 230mm brick. 4.7m x 3.1m The yard currently has a Perspex roof. We hope to convert this yard into a building control approved full single story extension. If we build studwork, plus a cavity plus insulation...
  3. J

    Outdoor power supply

    Hi Im new to this forum, hopefully im in the right area for this. Ok, so i need power outdoors to power some decking lights (16 x 0.6w) and a pond fountain, which i believe was around 400w- may be wrong there but its definitely a very small amount. So, i have no power in that area. Closest...
  4. G

    Hight of walls for lintel

    Hi guys currently self building single storey extension,all great so far blockwork up cavity 100mm,minor issue I need to gain 100mm in height for ig lintel Concrete block external toplight internal Best options 100mm coursing blocks all the way around ? Or a cheaper way of cutting a few...
  5. F

    2 Storey Extension - Foundations

    Hi there - completely new to all of this and feel like im going round in circles not getting many answers from building control or the architect. Please help! Im based in Berkshire (seems like the costs in this area are very expensive!) I have had plans drawn up and approved to put a 2 storey...
  6. B

    2 separate single storey side extensions allowed under permitted development on each side of house

    Q: If my house has an existing side extension which is half the width of the original house, can i further extend my house (single storey side extension) under permitted development (PD) to a different side original wall on the opposite side of the house, i.e. can i apply the "half the width of...
  7. Col3232

    Building control drawings - future optional jobs after extension

    I am in the processing buying a bungalow that needs a fair bit of work. The first thing we plan to do is to add a side extension under Permitted Development. We will get a LDC to cover that too then submitt a full set of building control drawings. Depending on how much we end up spending on the...
  8. D

    Double storey rear extn behind a 20 year old Extension w/o completion cert

    Hello, Please can anyone guide me on the following. I am looking to buy a property that has planning approved for a rear storey double extension. However, there is already a double storey side extension without a completion certificate. This by itself is not a cause for concern, since it has...
  9. H

    Securing planning permission

    Hello! I am looking to have a single storey rear extension built. When we moved into the house (late 2017), there was an existing permission granted for this work however this lapsed in Jan 2019. I’m tempted to resubmit the same plans back in a new application to seek a new permission...
  10. R

    Mono pitched roof ... possible

    Hi, I got a kitchen extension which is 5 meter long and currently has flat roof (which I am sick and tired of it as its leaking all the time + it looks ugly). So I was thinking about replacing it with mono pitched roof but I am not sure given the meaurement if its possible. Length of the...
  11. Phoenixrider

    Rear access to house needs platform??

    I cannot seem to find any building regulation guidelines for steps leading from the rear door of my house to the garden. The only regulations seem to apply to the "access" to a dwelling, where "access" is defined as the nearest private entrance a visitor would access the dwelling from getting...
  12. S

    Extending over detached garage that’s attached to neighbours garage

    Hi I’m hoping you all could help me! We moved into a 3 storey semi detached new build around 6 years ago. We have a detached garage which is attached to my neighbours garage in between our two houses (there house is detached to the right of ours). We have steps between the garage and house...
  13. M

    Space for a brickie

    Im planning a self build extension (first time doing anything like this) with some help from my dad who has done some self builds himself doing as much of the work as he could getting trades in when needed. I have drawn the plans and written the regs for the extension myself, which have been...
  14. T

    Cavity tray above airbricks? Bifold above

    I am building a level threshold for my bifold on my extension, having an air brick Telescopic vent just below dpc, would clash with the insulation on my block and beam floor. My architect has detail a cavity tray above the air brick, even though there’s a bifold directly above it? Is this required?
  15. P

    Permitted Development in a Conservation Area

    Hi, Can anyone please advise me on the following or suggest who can? My architect is doing the best he can but now wondering if a legal representative is an option. I live in a (circa 1760) house in a conservation area and green belt, and I wish to extend it as follows: 1. Side extension...
  16. T

    Level threshold detail? Beam and block

    My first question is, my architect has not included a level threshold detail for my bifold doors. Can I differ from the drawing without having it approved? Can my BCI just approve a method? can someone explain or show me the detail for a level threshold? (Beam and block floor) I would’ve...
  17. Sharky7866

    Help Need Advice

    Hi I had a nightmare project, a extension on my house. The roofer which I hired i had lost a little faith and was working alongside side him to keep an eye out. My concern is the method he chose to butt up against my house with Conrod plain tile, he used a dry soaker, but there are gaps between...
  18. T

    Block & Beam, on outer skin?

    Hi I’m about to commence on a rear extension. The block and beam layout has to be drawn up and sizes spec’d by the beam supplier, and then sent through to our BCO. my question is, where the beams key into the existing wall, can they simply rest on the outer brick skin? (On a DPC) or do they...
  19. T

    Insulate existing gable wall? BCO

    Hi guys/gals I’ve just had a plans appraisal back from our independent buildings inspector regarding a rear extension and loft conversion. He’s asked my architect to explain how the existing gable end wall will be insulated to ensure a u-value of 0.28W/m2k. Obviously the most practical way of...
  20. T

    Small outbuilding

    I chaps I have an outbuilding built already with breeze blocks and stone outside and slated roof...I want to make it a bit longer so need to take the wall out a bit to make an entrance and reuse the stone and breeze blocks. I want to add Rockwool R45 for soundproofing better for a music room...
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