Permitted Development Projects

The UK government is continually adapting and updating the permitted development guidance to allow homeowners more design freedom to develop their properties.  Our job is to make sure you know exactly what you can do and provide you with the best architectural plans to achieve it.

The guidance will change depending on your property type, and even sometimes location, so what may be right for one project may not be right for another. For further information on the rules surrounding permitted development, you can visit our dedicated page here. 

 

As Permitted Development Specialists, we know exactly what to do with your property, and have a hassle-free process in place that will guarantee your permitted development extensions success.

Permitted Development Extensions

Our specialists are more than equipped to take care of all your permitted development extension needs. Choose your project type below to find out how permitted development can work for you.

Rear Extensions

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Permitted Development rear extensions make up 90% of all rear extensions submitted in the UK every year. For terraced and semi detached houses you can extend up to 3 metres to the rear of your property and for detached houses and bungalows, you can extend up to 4 metres. Under prior approval (larger home extension scheme) this goes up to 6 metres and 8 metres respectively. So permitted development will most likely have you covered for all your rear extension needs. Click here to view our dedicated page on permitted development rear extensions.

Loft Conversion

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Permitted Development loft conversions make up 90% of all loft conversions submitted in the UK every year. For terraced and semi detached houses you can add an extra 40 metres cubed area to your loft, and for detached houses and bungalows this goes up to 50 metres cubed area. This can be achieved through adding a rear dormer, or simply just extending into your current loft space. 

So permitted development will most likely have you covered for all your loft conversion needs. Click here to view our dedicated page on permitted development loft conversions.

Side Extension

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Permitted Development side extensions make up 90% of all side extensions submitted in the UK every year. For semi detached houses, detached houses and bungalows you can extend to the side of your house up to half the width of the original dwelling as it stood in July 1948. You can extend on both sides and along the whole length of the property and it has to be single storey, if you'd like a two storey side extension planning permission has to be achieved. 

Permitted development will most likely have you covered for all your side extension needs. Click here to view our dedicated page on permitted development side extensions.

Outbuilding

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Permitted Development outbuildings make up 95% of all outbuildings submitted in the UK every year. There is no limit to how many or how large you would like your outbuilding to be, as long as it doesn't exceed 50% of your garden curtilage. Whether you're looking for an outdoor gym, garden room, summer house or outside office permitted development outbuildings will be there to achieve it. A point to mention is that if your outbuilding exceeds 30 meters squared you will need to meet building regulations and if you are looking for an annex planning permission will be required. 

Permitted development will most likely have you covered for all your outbuilding needs. Click here to view our dedicated page on permitted development outbuildings.

Porch Extension

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Permitted Development porches make up 80% of all porches submitted in the UK every year. With porches its all about the number 3. You can create a porch up to 3 metres squared to the front of your property and it can't be higher than 3 metres. Materials must match the existing materials on the property. 

Permitted development will most likely have you covered for all your porch needs. Click here to view our dedicated page on permitted development porches.

What Are The Limits Surrounding Permitted Development Extensions? 

There are no real limits to what can be achieved through permitted development. For householder extensions to the rear, loft, side and outbuildings you most certainly can achieve what you are looking for through it. You are allowed to undertake all types of permitted development extensions, so if you'd like a rear extension and a side extension this is ok, they have no impact on each other. You just have to be aware that if the house has already had an extension previously, this can eat into your permitted development allowance. 

If your extension exceeds the permitted development rules, this is great, we are more than equipped to help you with your extension as our knowledge on planning applications is unparalleled and we have a very high success rate. 

If you have any questions about how permitted development works, check out our dedicated page here, everything you need to know about permitted development which will explain all the common questions surrounding the process moving forward. Or you can view the governments official permitted development technical guidance here. 

Start Your Permitted Development Journey Today

We offer a one-stop architectural design service that’s entirely bespoke to your project. Our permitted development specialists have broken the traditionally complex planning process down into our three simple architectural stages, and with your personal designer by your side throughout, with us, it couldn't be more simple. 

 

Our tailored plans start at just £750. Start your permitted development journey and book your free consultation with us today

Stage 1 - Measured Survey & Existing Architectural Plans.

Stage 2 - Concept Architectural Plans - your personal designer will bring your extension to life.

Stage 3 - Developed Architectural Plans - unlimited design revisions to perfect your extension. Utilising our expert planning knowledge we will complete your application and work with your Local Planning Authority to achieve your Lawful Development Certificate