Extensions Design – Studio63 Architecture

Do you want extra space in your home to accommodate your growing family? Or do you want to improve your lifestyle and add value to your home? An extension could be what you need to give you more space in your home.

Studio63 Architecture services in the Weston Super Mare area and North Somerset area in helping residential homes add all types of extensions, including loft extensions.

Steps Involved in Our Planning and Extensions Design

We work with you to create a construction brief that will include all the details about what you want, what features you want in the addition, the size of the addition, etc. It will also include information about your budget to help determine materials and understand the scope of the project.

The brief is the document that will guide us through the costing process and guide designing the extension. We use a unique method to help you determine an appropriate budget by giving preference to the essential parts of the project before moving on to the less important ones. We work out budgets in the following order: unavoidable costs, per sp. footage building costs, professional fees, VAT, fixtures and fittings, extras, and hidden charges.

Selecting a builder to bring your design to life is one of the most critical aspects of planning your extension. Common qualities you should look for in selecting a builder are experience, insurance, and good reviews. After choosing a builder, we help you get a quote that lines up with what you want and makes them include details of their guarantee.​

Why You Should Hire Us for Your Extensions In Weston Super Mare

Efficient Communication: We understand that communication is necessary for a healthy working relationship and the success of any project. Our team will resonate with you to understand your goals and keep you informed of every new development in the project.

Versatile: We have experience in all types of extension projects, including loft extension, side extension, garage extension, etc. Our team can handle any extension project planning, design, and execution always to deliver quality work. So whatever your project might be, rest assured you’re in good hands.

What are you waiting for? You can always reach us on 07773021828 or write to us at ricky@studio63architecture.com. We are happy to help you with your extensions design project, no matter how big or small, as long as you are in Weston Super Mare and its environs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most common questions asked about Extensions Design

Rules, known as ‘permitted development’ rights, allow you to extend a house without needing to apply for planning permission if specific limitations and conditions are met. We will guide you through this process and discuss the pros and cons.

Most planning applications are decided within eight weeks, from the date it was valid, unless it is a major application.

You will need Building Regulations approval for all structural alterations and most extensions to your property. This is because these projects may require additional load-bearing support (for example, by inserting a beam), insulation, ventilation or alterations to the roof. There are some exemptions such as a small porch.

How much an extension will increase the value of your home by depends on the placement, size, and construction. The vast majority of extensions will add value since they increase the size of your property and improve and update the living areas.

At the time of writing (Early 2023) building an extension is likely to cost around £2,000-£2500/m2 of new internal space. In conjunction with building an extension there are items such as kitchens which are costed depending on client specification. It is impossible to accurately predict a price and we recommend seeking quotes from builders once you have plans drawn up.

The Act came into force on 1 July 1997 and applies throughout England and Wales. Anyone intending to carry out work (anywhere in England and Wales) of the kinds described in the Act must give Adjoining Owners notice of their intentions. The Act applies even to Crown, government and local authority owned property.