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Kitchen extension north Birmingham.


Calshot Road, Great Barr, Birmingham.


Proposed Development: Single-storey rear extension

Following the initial discussion wit the applicant a single-storey rear extension was agreed on whereby the extension would forma a new entrance to the property and provide additional storage space for the kitchen and replace the less than complimentary lean to extension.   The use of grey upvc and render would give the extension a contemporary feel and form a new domestic adjunct to the main dwelling.

The application sailed through the planning process and we are now awaiting instruction to undertake a full plans building regulations application.  More details to follow.

This application is a cost effective solution to a storage and circulation issues within the existing property.

Application Ref: 2014/00794/PA

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you realise your own home extension  please contact us for a free no obligation consultation.

The planning rules governing single-storey rear extensions

  • Single-storey rear extensions cannot extend beyond the rear wall of the original house* by more than four metres if a detached house; or more than three metres for any other house.

  • Where not on Article 2(3) designated land* or a Site of Special Scientific Interest; and subject to ‘prior approval’, the limit for single-storey rear extensions is increased to eight metres if a detached house; or six metres for any other house.

  • This requires that the relevant Local Planning Authority is informed of the proposed work via a prior approval application.

  • Single-storey rear extensions cannot exceed four metres in height.

The benfits of having a kitchen extension

Building an extension for your kitchen will give you the freedom to adapt your home to fit your lifestyle.

Adding a new home extension for your kitchen is more than simple lick of paint and not a decision to be taken lightly, but could make your home life so much better. If you are currently weighing the pros and cons of a kitchen extension take a look to seen if any of these  apply to you.


Creatinga multifunctional Space


For most families, kitchens are not just a place to cook. Kitchens have evolved with the way we live, which is why we’re seeing more and more multifunctional kitchens.  If you want your kitchen to be fit for multiple purposes, a kitchen extension will give you the space to incorporate features like an entertainment area, and a seating area.

Creating a link to the garden and the great outdoors

Kitchen extensions provide an opportunity to bring the outdoors in. Adding bi-fold doors or skylights maximises views a feeling of light and space so you feel as though there’s nothing between you and the great outdoors. If you have a large garden, a new kitchen extension will add significant visual benefits to your indoor space and allow you to make the most of the great British Summer.

You are looking to create more space

The most obvious reason to embark on a kitchen extension project is the need for more space. Knocking down a wall or two is always a good option to create more space, but not everyone wants to turn two of their rooms into one. If this is you, then an extension would be the alternative option. Creating an extension for a kitchen will also give you more flexibility with space and add additional utilities like an extra toilet, utility room or office space.

You are looking to increase the value fo your property

The aim of every home improvement is to add value to your home and it’s a no brainer that adding an extension will do exactly that. A kitchen extension will add so much more than monetary value. If the house you’re in is your forever home, a kitchen extension will provide you with the ability to create a perfect family setting. you with the flexibility to create a perfect family friendly space.

The Kitchen is the heart fo your household

If your kitchen truly is the heart of your home and where you congregate, then it has to be perfect for you.

Extending your kitchen space to suit your family’s needs will create an area that’s less about function and more about comfort.

You are a social butterfly

Is your home a hub for socialising and entertainment? An open plan kitchen extension could be the perfect option. A lounge area and dining area that flow into the kitchen will prevent you from isolation from your guests and also allow them with easier access to drinks and other goodies on offer in your kitchen as you host.

Taking the next steps


If you would like to see further examples of successful extension projects please refer to our dedicated Projects Page, or please feel free to contact us using the form below and we will be only too happy to discuss any proposals you may have to extend your home in any way.

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