Single Storey Extension Plans

Single Storey Extension Ideas

There are many uses for a single storey extension to your house, these can be: A kitchen extension, a study, a playroom, an extra bedroom or a utility room, to give just a few examples.

It can be located on the front of the house, this is often a front room or lounge extension. It can be a side extension, a popular choice for this is a study, a WC, a utility room and an extension of the kitchen. Rear extensions are nearly always for a new kitchen/diner overlooking the garden, this type of extension often incorporates converting the existing kitchen into a utility room and WC. These are just a few ideas of what can be done, there are many more.

Planning Permission or Permitted Development

There are two different ways of applying to the Local Planning Authority (LPA), for a house extension. One is to apply for planning permission, the other is to apply for a certificate of lawful use, under the properties permitted development rights. The first is something most people are familiar with, basically plans and associated documents are submitted to the LPA for determination. This is always required for two storey extensions and some types of single storey extension too. Permitted development involves submitting plans to the LPA, for them to confirm the work can go ahead and planning permission isn’t required. There are several very different types of permitted development, we would advise which one is applicable for you.

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Local Authority Building Control Approval (LABC)

The plans, specification and structural calculations need to be approved before work can commence. As Approved LABC Partners we make submission and deal with this for you and obtain permission. Once approved a Building Control Officer (BCO), is assigned to the case and a schedule of works is sent out, this explains what site inspections are required. The BCO then follows the house extension plans, inspecting the work at all the relevant stages, he ensures the work is carried out correctly and complies with the building regulations. Once the work is complete the extension and any associated work, is signed off as complying with the Building Regulations.


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Alan & Joe Castle, Paddock Wood, Kent.
“I would highly recommend KCR Design as Keith was very friendly but professional from the start. The drawings he done we really good and made the best of the space in our house. We were over the moon with the outcome and love our new extension”
Sarah & Dominic Farrugia, Gravesend, Kent.
“I would not hesitate to recommend Keith Rogers from KCR Design. Keith is a talented architect who dealt with the whole process of drawing up plans for our ground floor extension expertly and without fuss. He also saw us through the various stages involved with gaining planning permission and even recommended a reliable local builder who finished the work to a high standard. I would not hesitate to use Keith again.”
Gill & Alan Greenwood, Borough Green, Kent.
“We choose KCR Design because we were impressed by their previous work. Initial plans were drawn up very quickly and we were led through the planning process, being given invaluable advice along the way. The same was true of the Building Regulations. Even when we wanted to change things on the drawings, nothing was too much trouble.”
David Johnston, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, Kent.
“We were very impressed with Keith’s straightforward honesty, right from the outset he always kept us informed. The extension we wanted was difficult because our house is built on a slope, but planning was taken care of and a specification passed building control. We found the whole process of getting planning permission to be painless and would not hesitate to recommend Keith’s services.”
Mr & Mrs Green, Meopham, Kent.
“We just wanted to say a big “thank-you” for the wonderful job you did on our first floor extension. We wouldn’t hesitate to use you again and recommend you to our friends.”
Jonathan and Debbie Hawkins, Erith, Kent.
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Kevin & Ruth Sturla, Gillingham, Kent.
“We would like to thank you for the wonderful services you provided for our new extension. We have no hesitation in recommending you.”
David and Jackie Ferguson, Gillingham, Kent.

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