Extensions, Kitchen Refurbishments and Bathroom Installations
in Maidenhead | Do I Need Planning Permission?

While house extensions are a great way to add value and much-needed space to your property, some work will need planning permission before getting underway. Many types of extension fall under permitted development rights, but they must meet certain criteria and it is always important to check. In some cases, permission might also be needed for bathroom installations, kitchen refurbishments or house renovations. Furthermore, work on historical buildings, including listed building repairs and extensions, has further requirements which we can advise on.

Offering full building and renovation services in Maidenhead, including kitchen design and services as kitchen suppliers, F&R Builders Ltd undertakes a wide range of projects with professionalism and commitment to quality.

House Extensions

Here are some of the key restrictions extensions must meet to fall under permitted development:

Single-Storey Extensions

  • On designated land, such as national parks, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites, it is not permitted to clad the exterior with stone, pebble dash, render, timber, plastic or tiles

  • Side Extensions are also not allowed on designated land

  • Extensions cannot cover more than 50% of the total land area around your original house

  • House extensions to the front or side of the property cannot front a highway

  • Apart from conservatories, exterior materials need to be similar in appearance to the existing house

  • New structures must not extend more than 3m beyond attached houses, or 4m if detached

Whether a standalone project or part of house renovations or listed building repairs, we ensure all extensions meet rules and regulations.

Multi-Storey Extensions

Many conditions for the construction of multi-storey extensions in Maidenhead and Ascot are the same as for single-storey styles, with the addition of extra criteria, including:

  • They must not extend more than 3m beyond the rear of the house or be within 7m of an opposite boundary

  • Roof pitch should match the existing roof as closely as is practical

  • Upper-floor windows in a side extension must be obscured and non-opening, unless openable parts are more than 1.7m above the floor

  • Balconies and verandas are not permitted

  • Extensions must not be higher than the existing house

  • Multi-storey extensions are not permitted development on designated land

This is by no means an exhaustive list. For further advice and information surrounding planning permission requirements contact our team of builders and kitchen suppliers directly. It is also important to note that most extensions will still need Building Regulations approval, even if they fall under permitted development.

Renovations and Refurbishments

Most interior house renovations and refurbishments do not require planning permission. This includes kitchen refurbishments and bathroom installations. However, you will likely need Listed Buildings Consent to complete these projects if your home is listed, which may involve submitting bathroom or kitchen designs for approval.

In addition, kitchen and bathroom remodels that involve an extension or conversion might need planning permission for the main structure.

Listed Buildings

To undertake listed building repairs and extensions, you could need Listed Buildings Consent in addition to planning permission. It is important to check the restrictions that apply to your house as they vary between properties.

Call F&R Builders Ltd for Reliable Services

F&R Builders Ltd construct all manner of house extensions for a variety of uses in Maidenhead. They are a popular feature of house renovations, providing additional space alongside repairs and modernisations.

We understand how frustrating it can be to source multiple tradesmen for one job. That’s why we provide complete services through our own talented team and reliable subcontractors, covering builders, kitchen suppliers, kitchen designers, plumbers, electricians and more. From extensions to kitchen refurbishments and bathroom installations, we guarantee the legality, safety, quality and value of our work.

Don’t hesitate to contact us on 01628 623 097 for expertly constructed house extensions, renovations and kitchen refurbishments in Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.