Single Storey House Extensions in Scarborough

Building a single storey extension is the perfect way to create extra living space in your home, while transforming your space to better suit your lifestyle.

House extension in Birmingham

CK Architectural offer designs for single storey house extensions all over Scarborough and surrounding areas. They are an incredible way to expand your living space and increase the value of your home simultaneously. With the right design, you can completely transform your home into a spacious and comfortable place you enjoy spending your time more than ever. All it takes is the perfect extension design and the best extension type for your home.

  • Rear extension plans are perfect for kitchens, diners and utilities, but also need to consider the garden, the neighbours and making internal rooms darker.
  • Side extensions can offer anything you need but may encroach on neighbours or prevent rear access.
  • A front house extension can transform your living space, entranceway or even provide new rooms entirely, but may affect more aesthetic consideration.

We offer a free consultation in the comfort of your own home and offer all the advice you will need.

We provide comprehensive advice before any commitment

House extension pre design considerations

Before beginning a project there are certain things to consider every design needs to be around what you want to achieve, how best to get it, limitations of planning and building regs and any potential complications of the build and of course the build cost.

Site checks should be carried out on shared boundaries, party-wall, mains sewers and is it a listed building or in a conservation area. To help us give you the best options we will go into detail about why you want to build and then how to do it.

It is advisable to give us a rough budget to design to, the last thing we want is to produce a design you love but can’t afford.

  • Affordability
  • Planning Constraints
  • Buildability
  • Lighting
  • Neighbours
  • Visual Impact

Finalising your home extension design

This is the exciting part of the process; starting to put all ideas into a drawing. Our designs will consider the size required, the layout, and the integration within the existing living spaces.

We don’t want to design new spaces that are detrimental to the existing space, after all. Quite often we will actually find the space you need in previously unseen areas. We work with you so as not to create dark or impractical spaces and keep everything future proof.

Our expert architectural designers will be able to show you a variety of sizes, layouts, roofs and glazing arrangements. If you want natural light and beautiful garden views, we will cater to your needs ensuring that how you want to use the space is considered. Practical designing can be as challenging as grand designing, getting the functionality right is just as important. Toilets, utilities and side boot room entrances are all useful spaces too.

Once the layout has been determined around the practical requirements, the final detail can be added such as skylights, bi-fold doors and other fittings. That’s when the project can move to the next stages of planning and building regulations.

What our customers say about us

Lars Cavi
13. November, 2020.
As a developer in Hull, I have been working with CK Architectural on many complex projects and they have always delivered a great professional service. Highly recommended. Lars
Peter Tyas
28. August, 2020.
Great service from the team at CK helping out with a every changing project design. Friendly and knowledgeable service, which I would recommend. Thanks.
Dave Turner
12. July, 2020.
Highly recommend CK Architectural. Chris and his team did a great job gaining planning permission for a new build and renovation of an existing property. We hit some dead ends with the planning officer but Chris found different ways of getting around the problems without going over budget.
Carl Newlands
10. July, 2020.
For someone far removed from the building / planning industries the thought of where to start when thinking of a big extension project to my house (two story to the side and wrap around of semi-detached 3 bed) was a little daunting at first. Luckily, after obtaining a competitive quote, I enlisted the services of CK Architectural and have been very impressed with not only the service received but the ease at which they have made the whole process. After listening to my thoughts and the reasons for needing the extension work doing, the architect came up with a great design that encompassed everything that was needed. Even when I changed my mind over a couple of aspects, Donna, Chris and the team were quick to administer any alterations. Every visit to the house for measurements / planning etc has happened without a hitch with all members of the team we've encountered being punctual and professional at all times. The best thing has been by far the ease at which CK have made of getting all council and local authority sign off for the project. All I have needed to do is pay the fees at the required time, no stress involved and all went through seamlessly. I'm now at the stage where I have the drawings to hand and have submitted them to builders to obtain quotes. Importantly, the feedback so far from the builders indicates the project to be within the budget specifications I explained to CK during the first consultation. Very happy customer 🙂 Carl.
Delwar Hossain
21. May, 2020.
Excellent Service and prompt!! I have taken CK's service twice. Chris and his team is very helpful and most importantly have enough patience to accommodate my frequently changing mind set. I would happily recommend any one to CK Architectural and wish them all the best.
Rockmetteller Woof
11. September, 2019.
Proffesional, helpful & a great price. Produced hard copies & electronic of everything we needed. What more could you ask for .
Carla Dulare
23. August, 2019.
Enjoyed working with CK on our loft conversion, kept us updated along the way and very happy with the outcome and the service. Would highly recommend
P Furley
23. August, 2019.
Great service and really helpful with any changes I wanted to make.

You will get the best design options so that you can make the right choices

Planning permission for house extensions in Scarborough

In most cases, a single storey can be done under permitted development (see below) which means it does not need a homeowner planning permission application.

Larger rear single storey extensions over the permitted development measurements can be done on a prior approval application. This is basically a planning app that’s deemed approved. The council will send notice to any neighbours that share a boundary and if no reasonable objections its deemed approved.

If you do need planning permission there will be an 8 week period where all documents are submitted. Here at CK Architectural design consultants will advise what type of application is needed and the likelihood of approval. We will check the design against the planning guidance such as overdevelopment, impact on the street scene, right of light, overshadowing, loss of amenity and outlook, massing/dominance, loss of privacy, etc.

Building regulations for house extensions in Scarborough

Most alterations to your home will require a building certificate from a building control body, either a local authority or a private building inspector. Once the design and planning have been approved you will then need a detailed set of drawings and specifications that demonstrates the new extension can and will be built in accordance with the building regulations approved documents.

These building regulations drawings will then be submitted for a full plans check, amended if necessary and once approved they will be the standard that is built to and inspected against. Our plans will include all the necessary detail such as structure, the passage of sound, disabled access, drainage, resistance to moisture, collision, impact, heat loss, ventilation, light, emergency escape and much more.

These drawings will be used when the building control officer inspects the build to ensure the builder is carrying out the works correctly.

A dedicated network of experienced professionals

Building your home extension

Once you have your detailed drawing approved it is time to get some prices we can recommend you builders we trust. We advise that any quotation you consider will be written up clearly and well detailed. Both you and your builder need to know exactly what is included in the price or disagreements will occur at the messy end of the project.

We have extensive on site knowledge and work closely so we will always advise where we think areas need exploring or issues may arise. We advise that you use our drawings in line with the quotation and any additional information we don’t provide such as plumbing and electrics is agreed in detail before the first fix goes in. It will be costly changing things once the initial preparation has been built. We offer help throughout for both you and the builder, we will come to site if help is required.

Do you have a project?

Request a free consultation today