architectural services single storey extension


A single storey extension maybe small in size but can cleverly create wonderful spaces

Depending on your requirements and budget, a single storey extension is a great option to create spaces that are flexible around you. You can create a large open plan kitchen and dining areas, a bedroom for the mother-in-law or for the professionals, a home office. We’ll be happy to help you look at the possibilities to make the most of the space and overcome any planning and construction issues.

Have you considered a single storey extension?

If you think a room is too small nor practical or would like to it maybe worth considering a single storey extension to the thinking of moving house then it maybe worth considering extending your home to its full potential. Our most common single storey extensions involve extending the kitchen, to create an open plan feel a further bedroom with ensuite and dressing at first floor whilst downstairs creating larger family spaces for all the family. You may already have thought about a single storey extension but unsure what can be achieved. 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.

Learn five simple steps before you start

We will visit you to talk about your single storey extension

Our consultation visit is a friendly chat to discuss your thoughts and ideas about the single storey 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, plus 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 single storey extension.

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Getting started with your single storey extension design

In order to design a two storey 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 two storey extension can be best developed.

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swindon single storey extension drawing open plan kitchen extension dining planning permission bi fold doors

Adding 12m2 single storey extension creates a floor plan for an open plan family kitchen and dining areas with folding doors out to the garden.

swindon single storey extension drawing kitchen extension open plan dining rooflights bi fold doors planning permission

Adding 15m2 single storey extension creates a floor plan for an open plan family kitchen and dining areas with breakfast bar and bi-fold doors out to the garden.

swindon single storey extension bungalow kitchen extension utility planning permission downstairs toilet

Adding 18m2 single storey extension to a bungalow creates open plan kitchen with breakfast bar, a new utility and patio doors out to the garden.

swindon single storey extension drawing detached house open plan kitchen dining garage conversion planning permission

Adding 19m2 single storey extension and garage conversion creates an open plan family kitchen and dining areas with rooflights above to maximise the amount of natural light into the space.

swindon single storey extension drawing semi detached house kitchen extension study planning permission

Adding 25m2 single storey extension creates a floor plan in an L shape to accomodate an open plan family kitchen and dining areas with folding doors out to the garden, along with a seperate study or spare bedroom for guests.

Working with you producing feasible design options

We will prepare some indicative proposals to establish how the two storey externsion 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 two storey extension is finalised, we can then submit the scheme as a detailed planning application on your behalf to the council.

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Submitting a planning application for your two storey extension

Submitting a planning application to the council is a 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.

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Our services don't stop there

We offer a wide range of home design and architectural services for your two storey extension after successfully obtaining planning permission, these include building regulation and detailed construction drawings, working with a structural engineer, gaining quotes from builders or visualising the interior or exterior with a 3D model rendering. Everything you need to make your two storey extension a reality.

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