Single Storey House Extensions in Manchester

Whether you’re looking for kitchen extensions, living room extensions, side extensions, rear extensions, or front extensions, CK architectural can help across the whole of Manchester with any type of house extension.

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CK Architectural offers a huge range of single storey house extensions across the whole of the Manchester area, spanning from the city itself through to areas like Stockport, Rochdale, Bolton and Warrington and more. Whether you’re looking at kitchen extensions, side extensions, front or back extensions or any other kind anywhere in Manchester, we have a specialist team of architects and designers with vast experience in all kinds of home architecture just waiting to help you bring your dream house extension to life.

We’re here to help you with every step of your single storey extension design too, with packages developed to help you make the most of your build however you feel required. We have project management systems, design and planning specialists, and even a network of construction professionals we’d be happy to recommend to help you.

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Benefits of a House Extension in Manchester

A single storey house extension is essentially the most cost effective way to create new space with your property by expanding. Extending rooms that you already have is the cheapest way to go about it, but creating more rooms altogether is still a more than achievable goal that can help you make more of your space. Some of the most common goals are:

  • A bigger kitchen extension with bi-folding doors, leading into the garden or a utility room, for example, could transform your home.
  • You may be dreaming of a lovely eye-catching feature room or extending your living room for relaxing or entertaining.
  • More modest sized extensions can enhance the rooms you already have and work well with internal alterations as well, as is often seen with side extensions.

It all works towards creating a more comfortable, economical, modern and generally more valuable home, in every possible sense.

Finalising your home extension design

There are many things to consider when designing a project, like budget, functionality, practicality and in our onsite survey we’ll be looking at issues such as shared boundaries, party walls, sewers, listed building status, or if are you in a conservation area too, but we will address every single detail during our design to help create a clear picture of what is necessary for you and who you choose to carry out the build.

Once the size and layout of your single storey extension have been determined, based on the practical requirements, we’ll discuss access, integration and impact on existing spaces. Add all that together with preferences materials, roof-style, finished, and you’ll be ready to move forward with your perfect extension designs.

We keep up to date with trends and new material finishes, plus cheaper alternatives that have similar effects to maximise your project budget at all times to create that all important wow factor.

What our customers say about us

Lars Cavi
13. November, 2020.
As a developer in Hull, I have been working with CK Architectural on many complex projects and they have always delivered a great professional service. Highly recommended. Lars
Peter Tyas
28. August, 2020.
Great service from the team at CK helping out with a every changing project design. Friendly and knowledgeable service, which I would recommend. Thanks.
Dave Turner
12. July, 2020.
Highly recommend CK Architectural. Chris and his team did a great job gaining planning permission for a new build and renovation of an existing property. We hit some dead ends with the planning officer but Chris found different ways of getting around the problems without going over budget.
Carl Newlands
10. July, 2020.
For someone far removed from the building / planning industries the thought of where to start when thinking of a big extension project to my house (two story to the side and wrap around of semi-detached 3 bed) was a little daunting at first. Luckily, after obtaining a competitive quote, I enlisted the services of CK Architectural and have been very impressed with not only the service received but the ease at which they have made the whole process. After listening to my thoughts and the reasons for needing the extension work doing, the architect came up with a great design that encompassed everything that was needed. Even when I changed my mind over a couple of aspects, Donna, Chris and the team were quick to administer any alterations. Every visit to the house for measurements / planning etc has happened without a hitch with all members of the team we've encountered being punctual and professional at all times. The best thing has been by far the ease at which CK have made of getting all council and local authority sign off for the project. All I have needed to do is pay the fees at the required time, no stress involved and all went through seamlessly. I'm now at the stage where I have the drawings to hand and have submitted them to builders to obtain quotes. Importantly, the feedback so far from the builders indicates the project to be within the budget specifications I explained to CK during the first consultation. Very happy customer 🙂 Carl.
Delwar Hossain
21. May, 2020.
Excellent Service and prompt!! I have taken CK's service twice. Chris and his team is very helpful and most importantly have enough patience to accommodate my frequently changing mind set. I would happily recommend any one to CK Architectural and wish them all the best.
Rockmetteller Woof
11. September, 2019.
Proffesional, helpful & a great price. Produced hard copies & electronic of everything we needed. What more could you ask for .
Carla Dulare
23. August, 2019.
Enjoyed working with CK on our loft conversion, kept us updated along the way and very happy with the outcome and the service. Would highly recommend
P Furley
23. August, 2019.
Great service and really helpful with any changes I wanted to make.

You will get the best design options so that you can make the right choices

Single Storey Extension Planning Permission

Here at CK Architectural Manchester, we know exactly what is legally required to be in place before you begin building your single storey extension plans in Manchester. Although often Permitted Development rights mean planning is not required, our clear planning application drawings present your extension design with the necessary scales, site maps and other aspects required to validate the application as efficiently as possible, whichever route is needed.

We will check the design of your single storey extension plans against the planning guidance, which cover over development, impact on the street scene, right of light, overshadowing, loss of amenity and outlook, massing/dominance and loss of privacy etc. Many of these will also be affected by your single storey extension being located in different parts of the building. Front extensions may be more externally demanding than rear or side extensions for example.

After all of this, is done, we’ll submit your planning drawings to the local planning authority on your behalf, liaising with them at every step of the way to move your project through the approval process.

Take a look at our planning permission guide here for more.

Building Regulations for House Extensions

Most alterations to your home will require a building certificate from a building control body – either a local authority or a private building inspector. Once the design and planning have been approved you will then need a detailed set of drawings to help you achieve this, and this is the next phase of our service.

Our detailed building regulations plans and specification drawings will include any necessary detail such as structure, the passage of sound, access, drainage, impact, heat loss, ventilation, light, emergency escape and much more. Our specification demonstrates the new single storey extension can and will be built in accordance with the building regulations approved documents.

These will then be submitted for a full plan check and amended if necessary.  Once approved they will set the standard that your single storey house extension is built to and inspected against. You can then use these drawings for gaining quotations from builders.

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Building Your Home Extension

After all else is done, the only remaining step to undertake is the building of the extension itself. This is where external builders are required.

Our suggestions in this instance would be:

  • Make sure your builder has the relevant experience, references, and availability to build your single storey extensions.
  • Choose someone you would feel comfortable working with and talking to about concerns.
  • Be clear about your timescale expectations and specific finishes
  • Extension plans for building regulations will not complete the items in the work contract.
  • Quotations should be clear and easy to read, referencing our detailed approved building regulations drawings.
  • Ask who will be doing the work, will they be subcontracting and who is responsible.
  • Make sure you know when you need to paycheck their payment structure and be comfortable with it.
  • Don’t always go with the references they give you, it’s not hard to find out where else they may have been working.

Alternatively, our complete project management service does apply here too. We’ll be dealing with the builders first-hand so that you don’t have to, dealing with all progress, issues and concerns on your behalf as approved by yourself, taking the stress of building management away.

We try to add as many construction details as possible at the building regulations stage, but some assumptions have to be made and certain areas investigated before moving forward. Make sure to remedy them pre-building to avoid any costly surprises (unless we’re managing your project for you). We offer help throughout, for both you and your builder, we will come to the site if help is required.

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