Sure Planning Permission Projects

Loft conversion: Under the Right to Build act, permitted development loft conversions can provide that much needed extra bedroom, however to maximise value and space headroom must be increased as high as possible and the floor area maximised into every available square foot.

A new rear mansard is often the answer and where possible a front mansard should also be sought. This can then turn a spare bedroom into a grand master bedroom with walk-in his and hers wardrobes and an en-suite. Sometimes we can even achieve two separate bedrooms adding yet more value!

A combination of light and ventilation sources should be used including vertical sliding sash windows, or casement windows to a dormer and mansard, and Velux or rooflights provide excellent alternatives especially to bathrooms in tight spaces.

SURE PLANNING will endeavour to give best advice on how to gain maximum space and increase value whether it’s a permitted development or not.

West London loft conversion showing dormer windows gaining light and space
West London loft conversion showing dormer windows gaining light and space

Kitchen side return loft conversion
Kitchen side return: Often a simple extension that can be carried out under permitted development.

Mid-terrace or semi-detached houses can often benefit from the side-return project being carried out in conjunction with you neighbour sharing the party wall and adds extra valuable space.

The side-return gains rare light from above into the kitchen work zone and a chance to add stylish full width bi-folding sliding doors.

The new fitted kitchen needs to be designed very carefully to take advantage of the latest designs and ideas. SURE PLANNING is always researching and taking advantage of new materials and ideas.

Contemporary Wandsworth loft conversion and kitchen side return with high level glass panels and metal roof detail.
Contemporary Wandsworth loft conversion and kitchen side return with high level glass panels and metal roof detail.
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Rear extension: The most and popular development throughout London. Most clients discover the kitchen diner instantly becomes the centre of the household. Amazing full-width sliding doors seem to bring the garden inside and extend the living space beyond its physical boundaries.

Creating this stylish effect is easier than ever now that the permitted development rules have been relaxed.

Normally a single-storey extension is sought, however it is often possible to gain an extra bedroom, bathroom or en-suite over. A planning application for a first floor extension is an opportunity not to be missed.

SURE PLANNING PERMISSIONS will always advise you of the council’s guidelines, your rights to build and opportunities to extend or develop to add style and value.

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Chiswick rear extension becomes the centre of family life

New build developments: If you’re lucky enough to own an older property that can be demolished we can design a contemporary or traditional look-alike property to suit the environment, your likes and the council!

No VAT on new builds! Knowing the tax laws and breaks is important. Its always worth looking into the possibilities and carrying out a cost analysis of the options.

New houses and apartment blocks for private clients and developers (no project too large). We design timber frame, steel frame, brick & block and concrete to the latest sustainability regulations and guidelines including passive house projects.


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New build for developers in Kinston-upon-Thames
New build for developers in Kingston-upon-thames

Refurbishments: Full or part, often involve very thorough detailing to bring the property back from a ruin. Careful consideration how best to extend or modernise is a must. Often traditional features are matched or kept and contrast nicely with contemporary materials and design when done correctly.

semi-detached extension construction wandsworth planning permission
Full house refurb in Richmond TW10. Detailed drawings a specification enable contractors to work fast and deliver great results.

Single residency to multiple residency conversions; and vice-versa can be very involved. All councils have guidelines that need to be navigated and sometimes negotiated.

Building regulations and the various codes can be testing.

Feasibility study and financial analysis is always recommended. Tax breaks might apply!

Got a project in mind? An idea bubbling away?

Chiswick rear extension becomes the centre of family life
A large Victorian home is an ideal conversion to apartments for developers or from flats to a single residence is now a common project throughout SW London.

"Planning consent takes eight weeks from application and is valid for three years. Before the project goes to site and building commences various boxes must be ticked and building regulation and construction details will be required and building notice served. Our services take care of every aspect of the project and although not all of them are always used we can assist at any point you feel you need our skills."

Attached garage extension
: Should always be designed with the view that the usage could be changed at a later date into an office, study or even a kitchen extension and possibly even a bedroom at ground level for the infirm.

Exactly how a garage conversion is designed will have a huge impact on the existing property, creating added value and a better accommodation.

Detached garages are rarer in London planning applications but offer large amounts of storage and possible conversions into split-level studios or flats.

As with all SURE PLANNING applications the design should be very carefully thought through to maximise future opportunity.

semi-detached extension construction wandsworth planning permission
Wimbledon SW19 Garage conversion extends the habitable space to create a large kitchen / diner to there rear, a study to the front and a bedroom and a bathroom over.