Double storey extensions

Double storey extensions are an incredible way to truly maximise your house value and make more space at the same time.

Double storey extensions are hugely popular in Gloucester, Cheltenham, and the rest of the Gloucester region too. They are one of the highest value home renovations available, offering extra rooms on both the ground and the first floor, giving your home more space than ever before. By still having only one roof and one foundation, it’s also one of the best value for money renovations too.

The CK Architectural team have decades of experience working with double storey extensions of all shapes and sizes. We work with you in-depth to ensure we’re able to create the perfect designs for your unique project requirements, taking the whole project from initial designs and outlines all the way through to planning stages, building regulations, and project management if required too.

We provide comprehensive advice before any commitment

Designing a double storey extension

Before designing your double storey extension or having great ideas it’s always a good idea to factor in the considerations that come along with them first. Things such as natural light, ventilation, means of escape, and any limitations with planning too. That applies to both floors, as they will pose very different challenges in some areas.

Our vast experience in residential design allows us to demonstrate how best to gain the extra rooms, access them and unlock hidden unused dead zones. Whilst creating great new living spaces, we don’t like to forget the rest of the property; every square meter needs to be usable and accountable for you to truly maximise the value of your extension. That goes for the external as well as the internal.

Once we determine the size and shape that is available from the site and likely to gain approval from the planning officers, we can begin. We will demonstrate some internal layout options, adding various furniture and even planning the kitchen to help you see the functionality. With a working size and layout, we can then add the windows and doors plus any other material finishes you want to consider.

Planning permission your home extension design

Good planning design by CK Architectural will consider planning restrictions such as scale, impact on the street, how it affects the neighbours and every other point that planning considers. We counter design all the likely obstacles that local authority planning departments can throw at us, however, most policies are open to interpretation and each local plan varies. It is often down to the opinion of the area officer, but we work with them at every turn to provide the highest possible chance of success.

The size and scale of double storey extensions have to be accounted for if they’re going to be successful in the planning stages. This helps them to not dominate where inappropriate, and work with the environment around them. Overshadowing, privacy issues and loss of amenity from neighbours if your extensions are near the boundary are all vital here.

What our customers say about us

Lars Cavi
13. November, 2020.
As a developer in Hull, I have been working with CK Architectural on many complex projects and they have always delivered a great professional service. Highly recommended. Lars
Peter Tyas
28. August, 2020.
Great service from the team at CK helping out with a every changing project design. Friendly and knowledgeable service, which I would recommend. Thanks.
Dave Turner
12. July, 2020.
Highly recommend CK Architectural. Chris and his team did a great job gaining planning permission for a new build and renovation of an existing property. We hit some dead ends with the planning officer but Chris found different ways of getting around the problems without going over budget.
Carl Newlands
10. July, 2020.
For someone far removed from the building / planning industries the thought of where to start when thinking of a big extension project to my house (two story to the side and wrap around of semi-detached 3 bed) was a little daunting at first. Luckily, after obtaining a competitive quote, I enlisted the services of CK Architectural and have been very impressed with not only the service received but the ease at which they have made the whole process. After listening to my thoughts and the reasons for needing the extension work doing, the architect came up with a great design that encompassed everything that was needed. Even when I changed my mind over a couple of aspects, Donna, Chris and the team were quick to administer any alterations. Every visit to the house for measurements / planning etc has happened without a hitch with all members of the team we've encountered being punctual and professional at all times. The best thing has been by far the ease at which CK have made of getting all council and local authority sign off for the project. All I have needed to do is pay the fees at the required time, no stress involved and all went through seamlessly. I'm now at the stage where I have the drawings to hand and have submitted them to builders to obtain quotes. Importantly, the feedback so far from the builders indicates the project to be within the budget specifications I explained to CK during the first consultation. Very happy customer 🙂 Carl.
Delwar Hossain
21. May, 2020.
Excellent Service and prompt!! I have taken CK's service twice. Chris and his team is very helpful and most importantly have enough patience to accommodate my frequently changing mind set. I would happily recommend any one to CK Architectural and wish them all the best.
Rockmetteller Woof
11. September, 2019.
Proffesional, helpful & a great price. Produced hard copies & electronic of everything we needed. What more could you ask for .
Carla Dulare
23. August, 2019.
Enjoyed working with CK on our loft conversion, kept us updated along the way and very happy with the outcome and the service. Would highly recommend
P Furley
23. August, 2019.
Great service and really helpful with any changes I wanted to make.

You will get the best design options so that you can make the right choices

Building regulations for double storey extensions

The final design stage for your project to move forward is with gaining a building certificate from a building control body, whether that be local authority or a private building inspector. The final design will have all the relevant building detail, dimensions, cross-section and specification to not only gain full plans building control approval but to be easily read by builder and client alike.

We like to make the plans easy to read for building control officers, builders and you the client, and that way, we leave less to interpretation. Double storey extensions do require more consideration in building due to means of escape from fire, more weight on the existing structure, tying into the existing roof and other means, but it’s all well within the experience of the CK team to help you along with

Project management for your double storey extension

Finally, the project is ready to be built. Our detailed plans allow a competent builder to price and build correctly, and for you get accurate quotations from them if they assess the site too. We always advise the utmost care and consideration when choosing the builders for your project, and to make sure that builders are aware of limitations in designs and where their responsibilities lie in their role, looking at foundations, electrics, plumbing and general site health under their remit.

The CK team do also provide a comprehensive project management service to take the stress from your build, too. We work with you to select the best builder for the job, create a schedule of works, administer contracts, act as the main point of contact, and deal with any issues and snagging along the way both through regular site inspections and through constant communication too.

We update you every step of the way through the entire project

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