Single Storey House Extensions in Hull and East Yorkshire

Whether you’re looking for kitchen extensions, living room extensions, side extensions, rear extensions, or front extensions, CK architectural can help across the whole of Hull and East Yorkshire.

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House extensions are an incredible way to improve your home and living situation, and CK Architectural have a huge depth of experience in working on house extensions across Hull, Beverley and East Yorkshire.

Whether you’re thinking of getting a kitchen extension, a side extension or a rear single-storey extension, these can be a great way to add living space to the ground floor of your home.

You can create nice feature rooms such as open-plan kitchens, dining areas or sun-rooms, to bring the garden into the home. More practical additions can also be added or incorporated, with re-configured layouts such as utilities, studies and downstairs toilets.

Whatever you need, our expert team and friendly staff can help you get exactly what you’re looking for. Get in touch today and we’ll give you all the quotes and advice that you need.

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Single storey house extension design considerations

Before beginning your single storey house extension plans, there are several things to consider. Every design needs to be planned around what you want to achieve, and how best to accomplish this. Once the size and layout of your extension have been determined, site checks should be carried out on any shared boundaries, party wall, mains sewers, and if it’s a listed building or in a conservation area. Not only will we give you the best options, but we will also go into detail of why you want to build, then talk through how to do it. It is advisable to give us a rough budget so we know what to design to, the last thing we want is to produce a design you love but can’t afford.

Other important things to consider are drainage, your single-storey extension roof style, nearby trees, boundaries, access, external impact etc. We’ll work with you through each of these to ensure you only have the perfect design. Other examples include:

  • Affordability
  • Planning Constraints
  • Buildability
  • Lighting
  • Neighbours
  • Visual Impact

We offer a free consultation in the comfort of your own home and offer all the advice you will need.

Finalising your home extension design

When it comes to the specific design, we will determine the size and layout of your single storey extension based on the practical requirements, such as access, integration and impact on the existing structure. We don’t want to design new spaces that are detrimental to the existing space, after all.  You may have space already available that needs tweaking, which can be altered and re-configured, and we also don’t want you to end up with dark unusable, impractical spaces or a corridor effect.

With the size and layout, we will then explore roof options, tiled mono-pitch, dual or ridged, hipped or flat roofs. Then we add the finishing touches with you discussing and displaying options around glazing and the important wow factors. We keep up to date with trends and new material finishes, plus cheaper alternatives that have similar effects.

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Single storey extension planning permission

In most cases, a single storey extension can be built under permitted development (see below) which means it does not need a homeowner planning permission application.

Larger rear single storey extensions over the permitted development measurements can be done on a prior approval application. This is basically a planning application that’s deemed approved. The council will send notice to any neighbours that share a boundary, and if no reasonable objections are made, it’s deemed approved.

If you do need planning permission for your single storey extension, there will be an 8-week period once all documents are submitted to the local council.

Here at CK Architectural, our design consultants will advise what type of application is needed and the likelihood of approval. We will check the design against the planning guidance, such as overdevelopment, impact on the street scene, right of light, overshadowing, loss of amenity and outlook, massing/dominance, loss of privacy, etc.

Take a look at our Planning Permission Guide or the local Planning Portal for more information.

Building regulations for house extensions

Most alterations to your home will require a building certificate from a building control body, either from the local authority or a private building inspector.  Once the design and planning has been approved, you will then need a detailed set of drawings and specification that demonstrates the new extension can and will be built in accordance with the building regulations approved documents.

These building regulations drawings will then be submitted for a full plan check, amended if necessary, and once approved will be the standard that your project is to be built to and inspected against.  Our plans will include all the necessary detail such as structure, the passage of sound, disabled access, drainage, resistance to moisture, collision, impact, heat loss, ventilation, light, an emergency escape and much more.  These drawings will be used when the building control officer inspects the build, to ensure the builder is carrying out the works correctly.

For more information take a look at our Building Regulations Guide.

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Building your home extension

Once you have your detailed drawings approved, CK Architectural’s Services don’t have to end there.  We also offer a Project Management Service where we will oversee and manage every aspect of the project, as well as dealing with any builders on your behalf.

If you decide to project manage the build yourself, we can recommend reputable builders we trust.  We do advise that any quotation you consider, should be written up clearly and thoroughly detailed.  Both you and your builder need to know exactly what is included in the price, or disagreements can occur.

We have extensive on-site knowledge and can work closely with you, so we will always advise where we think areas need exploring or issues may arise. We advise that you use our drawings in line with the quotation, and any additional information we don’t provide such as plumbing and electrics is agreed in detail before the first fix goes in, it will be costly changing things once the initial preparation has been built. We offer help throughout for both you and the builder and will come to the site if help is required.

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