Want to extend your home? Here's what you need to know

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Want to extend your home? Here’s what you need to know

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Extending your home can seem like a daunting project, but to help alleviate some of the stress, we’ve put together a guide on everything you need to know about extending your home. Below we discuss three important factors to get you started on the road to a home extension. Jeffery and Wilkes are London’s leading house extension specialists.

Obtaining planning permission

Whether or not you require planning permission for your home extension will depend on the size of the project. There are various restrictions put in place. You will need to measure up your extension plans and check whether you will need to obtain planning permission or not. Regardless of whether your new extension does or does not require planning permission, it will need Building Regulations which can be met via either sending what is called a Full Plan Submission to your local authority or submitting a building notice.


During the planning stage of your extension, you will need to consider a variety of factors to ensure the practicality of the project. These include soil conditions on the site, services, any history of flooding, surrounding trees, rights of way etc. A good idea is to contact someone who has done a similar extension to what you are planning. They may be able to provide useful tips on how long to allow for different tasks. Whilst considering what type of home extension you would like, consider a variety of options and ideas in case your first choice isn’t possible.

Hire a professional

When it comes to designing your home extension, this isn’t something that you should take on alone. Apart from the obvious reasons for using a professional company with regards to safety, another advantage of hiring a professional to do the design work is that they can visualise the space in a way that you had not thought of due to over-familiarity with the current layout of your home. When you choose a specialist team, they will work with you to implement your ideas and create your dream lifestyle space through complete design and build services.

If you’re interested in a home extension, then get in touch with the best home extension company available in London. A high quality and trusted company that’s accredited by the highest standards of the industry, you can be sure your project will come to life.