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How easy is it to obtain consent for an extension over a converted integral garage?

I am looking at a home that has an integral garage converted into a study room? I am thinking of building an extension above this study room? How expensive could it be? Is it easy to obtain planning permit? The garage is 8 ft wide and 14 ft long. Thanks very much in advance

Asked on Sep 7 2010, Home Improvement in Romford | Report content

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  • Firstly, speak to your local councils planning department to ensure that the extension is viable. Secondly, speak to three local builders and request quotes on each one.

    Answered on Sep 9 2010, Report content
  • The council planning department will be the starting point. It should in principle be reasonably straightforward but importantly check if by adding height you blocking adjoining houses windows. The other big variable on cost will be the footings/foundations of the existing structure and whether they are strong enough to support two stories.

    Answered on Sep 15 2010, Report content
  • Extending on can save you thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of pounds, houses that have already been extended or with extra room will come at a larger premium. Get on to your local planning department and best of luck.

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    Answered on Sep 16 2010, Report content

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