Hello, Just Got Planning Passed For Single Story Extension
Posted 28 March 2016 - 05:51 PM
Finally my planning application has been approved. I live in a garden suburb in Liverpool, conservation area, house circa 1910. My project is probably really small and simple compared to some on the site. It's a straight forward (hopefully) single storey extension 3m x 6m. Weve got to use materials that are in keeping with the existing property, brick up to about 1.5m and then pebble on top so wall will be a mix of brick and block. Plain clay roof tiles, 9/12 roof probably. I'm hoping to do most of the manual work myself, but getting experts for the brickying and other specialist trades.
Over Easter I've taken the opportunity to dig some prospecting holes to see how far down the current house foundations go and check the lines of the drains. Found an inspection chamber hidden under the patio flags
Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:09 PM
If so, you don't strictly need them - you can do the work under a Building Notice.
(Presumably you had plans drawn for the planning application but they did not show any construction details?).
Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:37 PM
Looks like you hace found your first challenge, so moce that inspection chamber and re route the drains as necesary.
Chances are you will be required to dig the foundations a bit deeper than the original. When we extended a 1930's semi the original foundations were no more than 2 feet deep and there had been no movement, but we were required to dig the extension foundations 1 metre deep.
Posted 28 March 2016 - 06:39 PM
The original plans showed some construction details but not all.
Posted 29 March 2016 - 01:32 PM
Applied for building notice today, £665!