Extensions are ideal for opening up and increasing the size of your kitchen, to provide more space for cooking, dining and entertaining. They can also be used to blur the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces, allowing a garden or view to be better enjoyed. Whatever your dream kitchen looks like, PR & DL Construction Ltd are here to make it a reality. We build bespoke kitchen extensions with tailored finishing touches. Operating in Brixton, Kingston, Orpington and the surrounding areas, our extension service includes:
PR & DL Construction Ltd will work closely with you to create a kitchen space that is perfect for your needs. To give you an idea about different design features that can be incorporated, we have listed some below. Whether you would like a rear extension in Kingston or a side-return extension in Orpington, all kitchen extensions are built bespoke.
To make the most of a view and to allow plenty of natural light into the kitchen, having large amounts of glazing in a kitchen extension is a popular design choice among many of our London customers. We can include features such as skylights to allow light to flood in, or bi-fold doors to beautifully frame an outside view. Glazed doors may also be used to divide the interior space, without blocking out any natural light or the view of your garden.
A large kitchen extension is perfect for creating an open-plan living space that is both functional and stylish. We can design specific and separate zones that work for your needs and how you want to move around the space. From fitting a central breakfast island to integrating hidden storage, every element is carefully considered for optimum results.
Many local councils insist that extensions must match with the original building’s materials for a seamless appearance. However, in certain circumstances the use of contrasting materials will work better and planning permission is granted. This is most common with period properties, where a contrasting extension can be used to differentiate the old from new. Careful research and planning are key to successfully using contrasting materials.
CONSIDER BUILDING UP
No matter the type of kitchen extension you’re after, consider building over two storeys if planning permission and your budget allow it. Two-storey extensions add significant value to your property, often as much as 20% to your home’s value. Building up as well as out can also be cost-effective, as the main extra costs will only be for materials and scaffolding.
At PR & DL Construction Ltd, we work closely with qualified architects to draw up plans for your kitchen extension. This means we are very familiar with the latest Building Regulations and planning requirements for extensions. Should you need to apply for planning permission from local authorities in Kingston, Orpington and elsewhere in London, we can advise on this. Contact us today if you would like to discuss any plans with our experts.
Single-storey rear and side kitchen extensions can often be done under permitted development, subject to certain limitations and the neighbour consultation scheme. Some of these key limits for property owners in the London area and the rest of the UK include:
*Size limit has increased to 6m (attached house) and 8m (detached house) until 30th May 2019