A few weeks ago, the permitted development regulations changed, allowing homeowners to build larger single storey rear extensions onto their homes. This means that you can build an extension 8m from the rear of the original house if it’s a detached house and 6m for all other houses, without having to go through the formal planning process. Yippee, I hear you say!! Well, yes, in theory it is great news that building extensions is becoming easier and there’s less bureaucracy to deal with. However, just because you can extend further doesn’t always mean you should. We’ve been working with a few clients on their extension designs recently and although you would assume that bigger is always be
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