Approved: Single Storey Side Extension

Architects for new side home extension Weymouth

Design & Development Associates have obtained a Certificate of Lawful Development for a single storey side extension to a detached property in Weymouth.

Our client was seeking to extend their kitchen and create a utility area, as well as adding an additional habitable room for an office with a shower room.

Creating an additional room for an office is certainly in high demand at present, and this side extension is one solution to create that much needed space.

By extending to the side, we were able to increase the width of the existing kitchen, and add a gallery style utility for the noisy white goods. Off this utility was access into a new office with a shower room, and the office benefitted from a vaulted ceiling with Velux windows, and a window overlooking the drive.

Providing there are no previous extensions to consider, side extensions often fall under Permitted Development as long as they are no more than half the width of the original house. There are also height tolerances depending on distances to boundaries to consider, so best consult your designer before instructing the builders!

We recommend our clients obtain a Certificate of Lawful Development as we felt the proposal falls under Permitted Development. This Certificate is legally binding and provides peace of mind before construction starts. To achieve this certificate we firstly undertook a detailed measured survey of the property to produce existing floor plans and elevations. Our architectural designers then formally drafted the above design proposal and submitted the Lawful Development Certificate application as necessary.

Design & Development Associates also assisted in the production of Building Regulation compliant plans. We liaised with Structural Engineers and Party Wall Surveyors to produce a set of detailed plans.

If you are considering a home extensionloft conversion or looking for an architect or architectural design service in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch or the surrounding areas, why not contact one of our architectural designers for a FREE no-obligation consultation.

Call us now on 01202 233435 to see how we can assist you.

Areas covered are throughout Dorset including;  Poole, Bournemouth, Corfe Mullen, and Wimborne.