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What To Know Before Getting A Kitchen Extension: FAQs & More

Kitchen extensions make for a transformative and exciting form of home extension. It can enhance a small cooking space into a liberating large culinary expanse. For those whose home might have a growing family or simply require more room in their home, getting a kitchen extension fitted by a home extension company can be an excellent addition to your property.


Read on to learn more about kitchen extensions and what you should be aware of before you have one fitted in your home.



What Are The Benefits Of A Kitchen Extension

A kitchen extension fitted by a home extension company can have numerous benefits for you and your property. For starters, it will provide additional space to both prepare and cook your meals, whilst also allowing you to congregate with others whilst doing so. This results in the kitchen extension providing an area in which you can entertain yourself, friends, family, and other guests with ease.


If you require more appliances in your kitchen, extensions can add a suitable area to fit them in, whilst adding significant aesthetic appeal to the space as a whole. Beyond visual interest, it is also worth noting that kitchen extensions from a reliable home extension company can add value to your home too.


Do I Need Planning Permission For A Kitchen Extension?

Planning permission is not required for a kitchen extension - as long as the home extension can be classed as “Permitted Development”. To be classified as “Permitted Development”, the kitchen extension must meet a range of conditions:


●     The planned home extension cannot take up more than half the land around the “original house” as it was first built.

●     The width of the side extension can’t be more than half the width of the original house.

●     The height of a side extension must be no more than four metres. However, if the home extension is within two metres of a boundary, the maximum height is three metres.

●     If your kitchen extension is a rear extension, it must not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by eight metres (if a detached property) or six metres (for all other property types) respectively. These distances are reduced to four metres and three metres if on “designated land”.

●     The building materials of the kitchen extension must have a similar external appearance to the existing property.


How Long Does It Take To Build A Kitchen Extension?

A kitchen extension by a home extension company can take, on average, between 8 and 12 weeks to install. However, this depends on the type of home extension, the nature of your property, and other planning permission requirements. It is a good idea to consult with a home extension company to help understand what you’re looking for from a kitchen extension.


Contact Us:

If you’re curious about a kitchen extension, get in touch with Leeper & Deighton today. With decades of experience, we are a well-regarded home extension company that can build a kitchen extension that not only looks great but will last for years to come. Contact us today.

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