Our master builders are here to provide Virginia Water clients with invaluable advice about property extensions. No matter what size the project may be, we are experts in planning a variety of commercial and home extensions, as well as property conversions. During the initial concept stage, our designers discuss your needs to create detailed architectural plans. This allows us to recommend what should be included and avoided.
As well as appealing to prospective buyers and increasing the value of your Virginia Water property, our builders suggest that larger commercial and home extensions include a bathroom. If you’re adding another floor with property conversions like loft bedrooms, it is practical to include an en suite for convenience.
Not all property extensions or property conversions require planning permission before builders can begin working on your project. Nevertheless, any construction or renovation work needs to be approved by UK building regulators. Fire safety features, insulation materials and damp proofing solutions are outlined in architectural plans, which allows the local authorities in Virginia Water to confirm your project is safe.
Property extensions which need planning permission with architectural plans submitted to the local Surrey council include:
Commercial or Home Extensions
Property Conversions (including Lofts, Basements and Garages)
Kitchen and Bathroom Installations
Heating Appliance Installations (like Central Heating and Boiler Systems)
Home Extensions or Property Conversions with Altered or New Window Openings
If your Virginia Water venue is a listed building or a British Heritage site, clients will need to apply for a different kind of permit to legally carry out major property extensions or minor property conversions. Any commercial or home extensions intended for a listed building must be carried out by experienced builders who are trained in preserving the fabric of the building. Specialist architectural plans need to be produced and inspected by a surveyor.
We advise Virginia Water clients on the minimum room sizes for building home extensions or altering venues with property conversions. These will be included in the structural calculations for architectural plans, which are mostly related to commercial projects. Our designers and builders use the following guidelines for home extensions too:
• Single Bedrooms – 6.5-8.4m²
• Double Bedrooms – 10.2-11.2m²
• Living Rooms – 13-13.2m²
• Dining Rooms – 9.5m²
• Kitchens – 7.2-7.65m²
• Bathrooms – 2.8m²
• Bathrooms with Toilets – 3.6m²
• Toilets – 1.3m²
If you have trees on your land, we suggest that clients check for any Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s) which may affect property extensions. Like applying for planning permission, home and business owners in Virginia Water need prior approval before cutting or altering trees in any way. All trees in conservation areas are protected and unauthorised removals result in fines.
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