Extending A House in Ealing

Conversions And Extensions | Extending A House in Ealing
Why Do You Want to Extend Your Home?

This is the question which we must get to the bottom of first, before we go ahead with producing any plans for your House Extension in Ealing. We of course need to find out what is it that we want to achieve. This helps in forming the best option that fits you the most. As always in life there has to be compromises done. It is the same in this case. Listing your priorities, putting them in order and see what can be ticked and achieved might be the best first steps when planning a Home Extension.

What are the Options?

Here you need to be creative, but also remember to balance creativity and budget. If your limited budget is your main priority, be careful and make sure that you plan your House Extension thoroughly.

We can certainly can help you to explore your options, and whether or not you can build an extension at the back of your house, among many other options. Whether you’re looking to Extend Your Home or build a Kitchen Extension in Ealing, we can help you.

Please see below some useful points to consider when planning a Home Extension. 

Right To Light – House Extensions

In the UK, the ‘Right to Light’ exists in law and your disgruntled neighbour may well attempt to stop your plans to build a House Extension in Ealing by claiming to have a legal right to light. There is such a thing as a legally established ‘right to light’ however, it is only relevant in limited circum­stances.

A right to light is a type of easement right and will unfortunately override any planning permission you might have and your permitted development rights. It can therefore, prevent you from blocking out a neighbour’s window. However, it only provides for whatever light is reasonably required for the use of the building. It does not mean that your Home Extension in Ealing cannot obstruct a neighbour’s window or view, or reduce the amount of sunlight entering, these are of course planning consid­er­ations. Rights of light are only likely to be relevant in city centres where buildings are very close together.

Building Regulations – Ceiling Heights

Minimum Ceiling Heights – Although the legal minimum ceiling height has now been removed from the Building Regulations, there is still a practical minimum height and this is especially worth thinking about when building an Attic Conversion or Loft Conversions in Ealing. All rooms should normally have a floor to ceiling height of at least 2.1m throughout. In rooms with sloping ceilings, at least 50% of the floor area should normally have a floor to ceiling height of at least 2.1m.

You Need Site Insurance When Building a House Extension.

Many people don’t know that most home insurance providers will not cover your home anymore if you are changing the structure of the building for example, Extending A House, doing a Loft Conversion. Whilst carrying out the work you must have site insurance with an A rated insurance provider to cover the existing structure and the new works until the building work is complete.

If you’re looking to get a quote, or need some much-needed professional advice, please do contact us on 0208 997 8321 or 0208 567 9321. Alternatively feel free to email london.ealing@conversions-and-extensions.co.uk.

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