Planning A Kitchen Extension
Summer is the ideal time to start that kitchen extension you?ve always dreamed of. Perfect for entertaining and blurring the boundaries between inside and out, a glazed extension really does create a room with a view, all year round.
Planning Permission For Extending Your Kitchen
Before you begin, you will need to find out whether you’ll need planning permission. Most kitchen extension projects tend to be large spaces that go over permitted development and as the process can take up to eight weeks, it’s important to think ahead and get your plans in as soon as possible.
Do I Need Building Regulation Approval For My Kitchen Extension?
Most extensions will require building regulations approval, which means that your extension is checked and signed off to ensure it is safe, sound and efficient. It?s also essential to have this done properly as if you ever come to sell the house, your buyer?s solicitor will need a copy. The inspector will look at the flooring, foundations, ventilation, energy efficiency, doors, windows, drainage, electrics, external and internal walls and roof. If the planned extension is next to or near any party walls, boundary walls or neighbouring buildings, you must also give adjoining owners notice of your intentions to satisfy the Party Wall Act.
THE NEW KITCHEN
It?s best, where possible, to have your kitchen designed at the start of the project as this will dictate where you position the plumbing, electrics, gas, plug points, windows, doors and so on. As soon as you start thinking about the new room, give us a call at Kitchen Co London and we can liaise with your architect to create the ultimate layout and design.
Design Inspiration For Your New Kitchen
Some ideas for the extension itself include choosing materials that are in keeping with the style of the property or creating contrast ? a contemporary glass box on the back of a Victorian house for instance. Ask for solar reacting glass to shade against the sun on hot summer days and consider climate control and heating to keep the kitchen at a comfortable temperature all year round.
Finding A Builder For Kitchen Extensions
Using a builder who you can trust is one of the most important aspects of planning for your kitchen extension, after all, we have all heard the horror stories of families left with sub-standard work, or worse still, builders who leave before a project is finished.
If you are looking for trustworthy contractors ? at Kitchen Co London, we offer the best kitchen extension experts at affordable prices
Let Us Create Your Perfect New Kitchen
Once you?ve got the extension in hand, we can help with the kitchen. From quote to supply and installation, we provide a full service that takes care of every detail.