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Do I need planning permission for kitchens bathrooms

 

 The most common type of extension nowadays is extending your kitchen. House built 100 years ago were not meant to accommodate the modern appliances that we use today .e.g.dishwashers, washing machine etc. Extending your kitchen to create an extra room can prevent moving to a new house and save you money in the process. As with all extensions, a kitchen extension will require detailed planning drawings to be submitted to the local authority for approval.


When it comes to house appeal, a new kitchen is high on the list of must do projects.Beyond monetary gain, this improvements can quite literally transform your home, improve your quality of life and when it comes to selling, provide you with the advantage over similar style homes that are presently on the market.

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Do I Need Planning Permission?

A planning application for installing a kitchen or bathroom is generally not required unless it is part of a house extension.However, if your property is a listed building you should consult the Local Planning Authority.

 

Kitchen & Bathrooms in a Conservation Area: If your property is in a Conservation Area or in a World Heritage Site, depending on the type of works planning consent may be required. Please check with your local authority prior to starting any works. It is absolutely necessary to obtain the required conservation area consent prior to beginning any works. Going ahead without this may result in a fine or imprisonment, or both.

 

Kitchen & Bathrooms in Flats or Maisonettes: A planning application for installing a kitchen or bathroom is generally not required unless it is part of a house extension.


Please check with your local authority prior to starting any works.


Note - If you are a leaseholder you may need to get permission from your landlord, freeholder or management company.

Do I Need Building Regulations?

Work to refit a kitchen or bathroom with new units and fittings does not generally require building regulations approval, although drainage or electrical works that form part of the refit may require approval under the building regulations.

 

If a bathroom or kitchen is to be provided in a room where there wasn't one before, building regulations approval is likely to be required to ensure that the room will have adequate ventilation and drainage, and meet requirements in respect of structural stability, electrical and fire safety.


If you are unsure about whether you are required to comply, you may wish to contact your local Building Control body.

How Plan B Architecture can help you

At Plan B Architecture we would be glad to assist you with any query you may have regarding kitchens and bathroom installation .

 

Please call Plan B Architecture Today On 0208 4072472 To Find Out How We Can Help You With Information On Kitchen And Bathroom Istallation.