Asked by: Adil Guarnieri
asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st June, 2020

Can you build an extension on a terraced house?

on a terraced or semi-detached house a single storey extension can only be 3m long. the building must not be clad in any outlandish material – if you want to do something that doesn't match the exterior of your house you will need to get the council's permission. single storey extensions must not exceed 4m in height.

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Also question is, can you extend a terraced house?

Mid terraced houses pose a challenge for would-be house extenders. With detached and semi-detached properties, spatially planning a house extension is fairly straightforward. Many properties can be extended to the side, rear or even the front. Firstly, for mid terraces a sideways and upwards expansion are ruled out.

Furthermore, can you extend a house that has already been extended? If your house already has an extension, it is possible to make this extension larger by extending it further or demolishing it and rebuilding it a different shape or size. We have worked on projects where a loft had been converted in the past but had scope to be extended further under permitted development.

Similarly, you may ask, are you allowed to build an extension on a council house?

Your local authority will be able to advise you about this. Generally, you will not need planning permission for: Building an extension to the rear of the house which does not increase the original floor area of the house by more than 40 square metres and is not higher than the house.

How much can you extend a detached house?

Under the relaxed rules, you can extend up to eight metres for detached houses and six metres for all other houses.

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