Why Now is the Time to Extend Your Home

By 11th June 2019General News
Home Extension in Wigan

Why Now is the Time to Extend Your Home

Home Extension in Wigan

Are you planning a Home Extension in Wigan or throughout the North West? In May 2019, an announcement was released to state that temporarily relaxed planning rules are to be made permanent. These rules give homeowners more freedom when extending their home without planning permission.

Therefore, the timing for your extension couldn’t be more ideal.  Imagine skipping the stress of planning permission. Here at NHJ Construction, we have put together a short blog to explain what can be done without permission.

Do I Need Planning Permission to Extend My Home?

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With the housing market so uncertain, many people are now choosing to extend their properties rather than relocate. In 2013 a temporary ruling was put in place to allow bigger single-storey rear extensions without a full planning application.
Since then 110,000 people have taken advantage of the rules, which allow double the previous limits. Therefore, if your home is terraced or semi-detached, you can add a rear, single storey extension up to 6m long. However, if your home is detached you can add even larger structures, up to 8m long.

What Does this Mean for My Home Extension?

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If your project falls into the ruling it will mean a lot less stress. While you will still have to inform the council of your plans, who in turn inform your neighbours. You do not have to complete the full planning application process. As such, instead of waiting possibly months for approval, if your neighbours do not object, works can commence.

How Do I Get Started?

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NHJ Construction Ltd can offer a full project management service on your home extension in Wigan and across the North West. Our skilled team of craftsmen can visit your home, take measurements and confirm whether you will require planning permission. We can provide a full quote for works, as well as assistance with the planning process, should permission be required.

To request a free, no obligation quote, please fill in the contact form below or message us on Facebook. 

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