If you think your kitchen is too small and in desperately need of more space, then a kitchen extension would be the most suitable option. Around 90% of our projects involve changing the kitchen, so the space becomes larger, more practical and more family friendly. You may already have thought about a suitable kitchen layout but unsure how the kitchen extension will work and what is required. This is perfectly normal, so contact us to arrange a consultation visit at your property where we will be happy to see whether our services can help.
Our consultation visit is a friendly chat to discuss your thoughts and ideas about the kitchen extension in relation to the existing property. We will listen and take notes so we can clearly understand your requirements and discuss in detail the processes involved to gain the necessary permissions and answer any questions you may have. After every consultation, you will receive a fee letter that outlines our services which include the design stages involved, timescales and fees so you are clear from the outset what is required in order to achieve a kitchen extension.
In order to design the kitchen extension, we first need to gather measurements of the existing property in the form of a measured building survey. A measured building survey usually takes a couple of hours and will involve taking measurements of the existing house to enable us to produce drawings. Once the drawings are produced, we are able to produce feasibility sketch illustrations of how the kitchen extension can be best developed.
We will prepare some indicative proposals to establish how the kitchen extension could be best developed, so you can review the drawings and pass comment. Our drawings will include floor plans, elevations and site plan, so you can clearly understand the design proposed from discussing your requirements. If any changes are required to the proposal, we would be happy to oblige until you are satisfied with the final design. Once the design of the kitchen extension is finalised, we can then submit the scheme as a detailed planning application on your behalf to the council.
Submitting a planning application to the council is a very complicated process but we will be glad to help. We will submit scaled drawings along with the correct paperwork and ordnance survey map so the planning application can be processed efficiently without delay. Once the planning application is paid for, it will be processed and the council will offer a date when a decision will likely be made. It is normal for the council to make a decision within eight weeks, so you can sit back and relax while we liaise with the council and update you of it's progress until a decision is made.
We offer a wide range of home design and architectural services for your kitchen extension after successfully obtaining planning permission, these include building regulations and detailed construction drawings, working with a structural engineer, gaining quotes from builders or visualising the interior with a 3D model rendering. Everything you need to make your kitchen extension a reality.