Kitchen extension is a valuable way to improve your home, both for you and your family’s enjoyment, and for potential resale in future. Current lifestyles generally call for more open plan living, connections to outdoor spaces and a greater feeling of space and light.

This isn’t necessarily readily available in existing housing stock. Depending on your house’s current condition and layout, there are likely to be a lot of options for improving your current space for cooking and dining.

Step One

The first step is to think through the existing space and decide on where to place the extension. You can choose to extend to the side, at the rear side or maximising the space with the combination of both, a wrap-around extension.

Step Two

The second step is to decide on the internal layout of your future kitchen. You can go for an open-plan kitchen, dining and family room using creative ways to divide the different parts of the room. We advise placing the living and dining area nearest the garden to benefit from the natural light from a skylight. Installing skylights on your roof is crucial for any kitchen extension, as otherwise the room will be the darkest in the house.  Our frameless skylights are designed in a way to maximise the amount of light that flows through the opening.

When you are planning a home extension you must consider how you will use the space throughout the seasons. The layout must be simultaneous with your lifestyle; do you need to access the garden easily, do you have kids who will play in this new space, how many skylights do you need. If you go for an open-planned space, the increased space and the larger number of doors and windows can increase heating expenditures, so high-quality glazing and insulation is essential. Our skylights can achieve industry leading U-values as low as 0.6 W/m2K.

Planning Permissions

Planning regulation is a complex process and required documents can vary by boroughs. Home extensions in general are permitted developments as long as your extension project is within specified parameters.

And now the best part of your extension and most important question: do you need planning permission for a new skylight in your home? Installing skylights does not require applying for a planning permission and you can fit as many as you would like in your home.

Speak to one of experts today and we will be happy to advise you on what steps to take in the process of selecting a skylight for your home. 

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