CK Architectural offer designs for single storey house extensions all over Birmingham and the West Midlands. They are an incredible way to expand your living space and increase the value of your home simultaneously. With the right design, you can completely transform your home into a spacious and comfortable place you enjoy spending your time more than ever.
Our expert architectural designers will be able to show you a variety of sizes, layouts, roofs and glazing arrangements. If you want natural light and beautiful garden views, we will cater to your needs ensuring that how you want to use the space is considered. Practical designing can be as challenging as grand designing, getting the functionality right is just as important. Toilets, utilities and side boot room entrances are all useful spaces too.
TYPES OF HOUSE EXTENSION
There’s a wide range of different options at your disposal when looking at the types of single storey extension that are available to you. Each has their own very unique benefits and can completely change your home situation, creating somewhere you love even more than you do already.
Living Room Extensions
Front extensions are often a great way to create living areas and feature rooms that can be the centre of attention or completely change your living space.
A rear or side extension to your home is the most popular and readily available way to create new often practical space such as kitchens, sunrooms, dining rooms, studies and even open plan living spaces.
It all depends on your unique ideas and requirements, and we work with you to make sure you have the perfect fit.
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Before jumping into your house extension project, our local Birmingham based architectural designers will take a detailed brief and assess your property. You will need to consider budgets, planning policy constraints, building regulations, construction method and of course the external space to sacrifice. Our survey will take note of any drains, boundaries or tree issues along with privacy for both you and your neighbours. The house extension designs we produce will consider the building regulations and any other issues so that we can present the best design solutions that you can achieve.
This is the exciting part of the process; starting to put all ideas into a drawing. Our designs will consider the size required, the layout, and the integration within the existing living spaces. We don’t want to design new spaces that are detrimental to the existing space, after all. Quite often we will actually find the space you need in previously unseen areas. We work with you so as not to create dark or impractical spaces and keep everything future proof. Once the layout has been determined around the practical requirements, the final detail can be added such as skylights, bi fold doors and other fittings.
Quite often, a single storey extension can be done under permitted development in Birmingham. This basically means you will not require planning permission. Projects outside of permitted development will need a homeowner planning application to your local authority, like the Birmingham City Council. We can take the confirmed design, prepare and submit on your behalf if this is the case, and we’re extremely familiar with designing to maximise the chances of approval.
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Any changes to your home of a structural nature such as a single storey extension will require building control involvement, and our drawings are fully detailed and specified in line with the approved building regulations documents. We take the approved design and/or planning drawings and add the necessary construction details including drains, foundations, walls, roof, heat loss, ventilation, fire protection, and our tailored specification will ensure the correct materials are used and British standards are adhered to. We will collate any 3rd party requirements such as structural engineer design and calculations to gain full plans approval. You can use local authority building control or private building inspectors to get this done.
See our guide on building regulations for more information.
TENDER AND BUILD
With your plans approved, you can now send the drawings out to builders for price. We can recommend builders from previous house extension projects in Birmingham that we have worked on, as well as offering a complete project management service from ourselves in which we take care of all of the construction process too. Assistance will be offered to you and the builder if there are any difficulties on site. We are with you to the end.