New front extension 1970s design

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by RichMu, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. RichMu

    RichMu New Member

    Hi All.

    We are in the process of buying this house and need to plan our renovations now so we can begin on them soon after completion. We would like to extend the lower ground floor on the right side in line with the garage which would extend the kitchen. Then somehow add a pitched roof to the entire ground floor front end.
    Really keen to understand the work involved and estimated costs...guessing a steel would be needed and footings dug. Would I need planning permission?
    Any help, advice or other ideas welcome please. I've attached the current front picture and floor plan to help understand the property better.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. BuildingMad

    BuildingMad Screwfix Select

    Budget £30k building work, excluding kitchen installation.
    You could just remove the wall below the kitchen window & lose or hide most of the remaining side walls within the row of kitchen floor units, or full height larder units. Saves on lintol work.
    Planning department should be approached for their assessment, but building regulations will be required.
    The staircase window needs consideration with a pitched roof.
    However you could have a dummy pitched roof all round with a flat roof behind, ensuring water can get out.
     
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  3. RichMu

    RichMu New Member

    Thanks for your comment and suggestion.
    Do you think just adding a pitched roof above the kitchen extension and porch would look and work OK? Leaving the flat roof over the rest? Saves me changing the large window.
    Or you think leveling up the windows would look better...
     
  4. BuildingMad

    BuildingMad Screwfix Select

    A dummy pitch to the whole front elevation with a flat roof behind would smarten things up.
    With the eaves overhang it sits mainly on the external wall.

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  5. RichMu

    RichMu New Member

    Looks good. Not sure what the dummy pitch is? Does that mean it's flat roof on top of that
     
  6. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    Going forwards is definitely a planning permission job and as a rule not often given.

    You maybe want to come up with a plan B.
     
  7. BuildingMad

    BuildingMad Screwfix Select

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  8. RichMu

    RichMu New Member

    Thanks again for the picture reference on roofing.
    I'm guessing if I were to leave the large window it would need to be a very shallow pitch.
     
  9. RichMu

    RichMu New Member

    But the neighbour has brought their whole property forward. The land is my own so I don't understand why it wouldn't be allowed
     
  10. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    Because the law is that you have to get permission from the local authority before you extend your property unless that extension falls within the limits set out for Permitted Development AND your property has those rights (not all do).

    The fact that your neighbour has done something similar does not automatically mean you will be allowed to do so as, unlike UK law in general, planning does not follow the rule of precedence. That said it does realistically increase your chances of approval but the only way to know for sure is to put in an application. Even if you went for pre-application advice (not all authorities do this) it wont be binding.
     
  11. RichMu

    RichMu New Member

    Could someone please tell me if this type of roof set up is possible on the ground floor if I am able to extend the front on the right side?
    Also what is the type of roof call please?
    Thanks
     

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  12. billysloke

    billysloke Active Member

    IMO what the neighbour has done warrants an ASBO
     
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  13. BuildingMad

    BuildingMad Screwfix Select

    Yes it's possible.
    It encompasses most names for a roof depending on the angle you are looking at it from & where the slopes are.
    Pitched, hipped, gable, etc.
     
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  14. RichMu

    RichMu New Member

    Thank you. Do you think this could be a good idea or do you have any other suggestions for this set up perhaps?
     
  15. BuildingMad

    BuildingMad Screwfix Select

    Looks fine.
     

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