It is usually possible to build rear extensions in Portsmouth and the surrounding Hampshire area without local authority approval. For the build to fall inside permitted development, it can only take up half of the garden space. The uppermost part of the extension shouldn’t exceed the original eaves. If it comes within two metres of the property’s boundary, then the eaves cannot exceed a height of three metres.
Separate regulations apply to double-storey extensions.
- Working to the drawings of your architect or to our own design, we hold an initial meeting with the customer to finalise measurements and to listen to their ideas.
- C. Lillington Carpentry advises you on planning approval by using its many years of combined experience in dealing with local authorities and building control officers.
- With a solid plan in place, we submit quotations for rear extensions. These have detailed breakdowns of the overall costings for labour, materials, fixtures and fittings.
- The pre-build phase begins with us finalising the plans and gaining build-over agreements from utility companies. We assess risk and prepare detailed method statements.
- Construction begins on an agreed date. Throughout each phase of development, the assigned project manager will assess standards and co-ordinate all trades onsite.
- With construction complete and any snags rectified, C. Lillington Carpentry liaises with building control to gain electrical, plumbing, gas and building certificates.
Homeowners in Portsmouth and the Hampshire area can have rear extensions built under the management of just one company instead of having to deal with multiple tradespeople on a separate basis. Project management is a key factor in the completion of any successful build, and it is an area in which we genuinely excel when working on conversions and extensions.
We also construct side-return and wraparound extensions.