Will I need planning permission for an extension?
House extensions often do need planning permission but, in some instances, they can be constructed under permitted development rights on a building control notice.
Planning Permission explained
Orangeries often require planning permission, but can usually be built under permitted development rights.
If the ridge height of your new roof (the top point) is less than the eaves on your property's roof, planning permission may not be needed.
According to guidance issued by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in September 2010, an orangery extension must have a significant proportion of translucent walls and roof – although a minimum or maximum percentage is not stated.
Building Regulations approval is NOT needed if your project is:
- At ground level - and be less than 30m2 in floor area.
- Thermally separated from main dwelling - by walls, windows or doors
- Unattached to dwelling’s main heating system.
If work is carried out that significantly reduces the proportion of glazing or translucence, the orangery is no longer considered exempt - and the whole structure WILL require approval from the local authority.
If planning is required, we can remove the hassle by securing permission on your behalf – making sure your project is 100% compliant.
The design and build process
We employ extension builders in Hull, Leeds, Scarborough, Doncaster, Lincoln, Spalding, Nottingham and further afield – and our extensive team of qualified in-house tradesmen carry out all our installations.
Step 1: A design specialist will visit your home and tailor a free no-obligation quote to your exact requirements.
Step 2: Once the design is finalised and you’re happy with the price, we’ll arrange a payment plan and suitable start date.
Step 3: Your bespoke design is handmade in our 65,000sqft UK manufacturing facility.
Step 4: On the pre-agreed installation day, we’ll turn your home improvement dream into a reality.
Step 5: Sit back, relax and enjoy your investment with a ten-year EYG warranty for complete peace of mind.
How long does a house extension take to build?
Obviously, the amount of time it takes to construct your extension depends on the size, scale and complexity of your final design. After an on-site inspection, we'll provide a fixed-price quote and let you know how long the project should take to complete.
Flexible payment options – no deposit & buy now, pay later deals!
Founded and trusted since 1971, EYG is one of the UK’s most-established home improvement specialists and can provide a wide range of flexible funding options.
Arrange for your single-story extension to be built today, and you won't pay a penny – not even a deposit!
If you want to provide funding for the project, we’re happy for you to do just that. But if you prefer to keep your hard-earned money in the bank, why not take advantage of the buy now, pay nothing for 12 months option? Or you can use the flexi-loan to help spread the cost and pay in affordable monthly installments.
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10-year warranty on all extensions - invest with no worries!
At EYG, every product in our portfolio comes with a ten-year warranty – so you can invest in a new home extension with complete peace of mind. If you do have any issues, we’ll repair or replace the problem promptly. No arguments. No fuss.
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Discover why thousands of people have trusted our workmanship since 1971, take a look at our impressive projects now!