new house - lots to do

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new house - lots to do

Postby mickthetree » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:27 am

Morning all

We've bought a new house, well 1958 2 bed bungalow actually. Good size plot.

I've drawn up a quick (but accurate) sketchup of how it currently looks and some ideas of what we would like to do. We would like to stick within permitted but thats not a game changer.

Current - I've included the attached neighbouring property
Front view
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Rear view 1
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Rear view 2
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Proposed

Front view
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Rear view 1
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Rear view 2
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Alternative rear option - flat roof only as I haven't got round to doing anything else yet.
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I dont think there is enough head height in the proposed rear extension attic to conform to regs. Could I use an asymmetrical roof to achieve this? If not we could use the space as an extra area for the kids, but not as an official bedroom? The current attic would make a good size bedroom for our two boys.

I have put in another option at the bottom that we could go for that would be cheaper and let a lot of light into the kitchen diner.

The side extension to be the new entrance leading into a more formal dining area / play area for the kids leading into the living room at the end. Lots of ideas about this bit, but ideally would make it two story or add a mezzanine in for guests to sleep in. Lots of glass in the C shape that is created around the patio creating a courtyard type of thing.

The side extension and end bit are both right up against the neighbours boundary.

I have read so many website and spoken to so many people and heard so many different accounts of what you can and cant do that I thought I would just get it all down so I could show the planning officer and see what would fall within permitted.

Lots of other possible ideas, but getting two bedrooms upstairs would be ideal.

Oh and we have a very small budget ;-)

This could be my longest WIP to date!

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Re: new house - lots to do

Postby stevep » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:44 pm

When I rebuilt my bungalow (seems like yesterday but actually years ago) the first thing I did was go to the council office and talk to a planning officer and a building control bloke. I just told them I couldn't afford to waste money on plans that had no hope, stuck the drawings in front of them and made a few notes of what they said. Re-drew the plans, submitted them and passed with no problems. Every query I had while building I asked the BCO, so I knew it would get signed off at the end.
The only problem I can see with yours is that you'll be building right on the boundary, which is going to impact on your neighbour in a big way. If the wall is right on the boundary then some of your foundations, and the eaves and guttering of your roof, will overshoot the boundary line. Be a bit careful how you label the various rooms as well - a storage room and a garden studio will be viewed differently to a bedroom and a workshop ( though what you do with such rooms after the final visit and sign-off.......)


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