Do I need extension planning permission is probably the question at the top of your list.
There are many factors that influence extension planning permission but the good news is that extensions are classed as Permitted Development and as such, extension planning permission will NOT be required, subject to the following conditions. (If you wish to find more information about these detailed aspects of extension planning permission, visit the )
Take a look at the list above which explains the criteria you must meet in order for your extension to qualify for permitted development and NOT need to go through the extension planning permission process. Your local Planning office will be able to fully advise you, but there are various reasons why you may need extension planning permission such as if you are having an external finish on your extension that differs to your home (e.g. a red brick home and a rendered extension). If you want to check on any of the criteria for extension planning permission, simply get in touch with your local council’s planning department or if you have already appointed an Ultraframe Ultra Installer, ask them to do this on your behalf.
If the extension you’re adding to your home will not meet the above criteria, it will either not be permitted or will require extension planning permission.
If your extension will be permitted but requires planning permission, then you will need to contact your local Planning office (or if you are having your extension project carried out by an Ultraframe Ultra Installer, they will take care of this for you). You will then be appointed your own Planning Officer or Building Control Surveyor and they will be your point of contact for any extension planning permission questions.
They will advise on any changes to your project that are needed to ensure that your extension is planning permission compliant and will visit your project at agreed stages to sign off the work being carried out.
If you have any questions about extension planning permission, you will be able to contact your Planning Officer as they will know all of the details of your project and be able to help.
If you have chosen an Ultraframe Ultra Installer to carry out your extension project, they will be able to take care of the extension planning permission process for you – taking away the hassle and leaving you to enjoy other aspects of your extension project, such as choosing your furnishings and accessories. Extension planning permission doesn’t have to be a worry - your Ultra Installer can help.