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Planning, architecture and design in Lambeth

Are you a homeowner in Lambeth looking to renovate or extend your property? Find out everything you need to know, from planning to costs, in our article.

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If you’re looking to extend your Lambeth home, find everything you need in this guide to take your project all the way from concept to forever home.

And if you need some specific advice on your project, book a free advice call with one of our experts. We’ve completed over 7,000 extensions nationwide and hundreds in the borough of Lambeth alone. Our experienced team will be able to help you navigate through all things architecture, design, planning and more.

Navigating the planning system in Lambeth

If you live in Lambeth, you know that it is one big borough and certainly not a place with one single identity. Which is to be expected when you consider that it stretches all the way from leafy Clapham streets to the bright, buzzing riverside of Southbank.

Because of the sheer size and uniqueness of each and every segment of this much loved London borough, getting your plans approved can be challenging. On top of this, Conservation Areas make up 30% of the borough. This is a special designation with specific rules and restrictions that are in place to protect, nurture or improve the area. Depending on where you live and what type of extension you’re looking to get, these limitations could pose a challenge to getting your planning approved.

And while some statistics are promising – most planning applications receive a decision within 8 weeks – some are less so: there is only a 75.25% planning approval rate overall. That’s where we come in. Our planning consultants have a wealth of experience, within councils, architecture and design, so they’re in a fantastic position to get your plans the green light.

Get the ball rolling and book a free advice call today.

Securing planning permission with Resi in Lambeth© Matt Gamble

How much does a home extension in Lambeth cost?

Each and every home extension project is different and will vary in price significantly depending on a number of factors, including the existing condition of the property, the property’s precise location, the size, style and materials of the extension. Bearing in mind all these variables and the impact that they can have on how much your extension will cost, here are the average costs for some different extension types from our project archives in Lambeth:

  • Rear extension: £52K
  • Wraparound extension: £80.75K
  • Single-storey extension: £54.5K
  • Two-storey extension: £74.5K
  • Side extension: £50K

Test our Quick Quote Calculator to get a sense of how much your extension project could set you back or book a free advice call to talk through your ideas in more detail.

A Resi loft conversion in Lambeth© Veronica Rodriguez

Resi home extensions in Lambeth

We’ve completed over 742 extension projects in Lambeth to date and with more to be completed in the coming months. Our team is made up of architects, designers and technicians who can provide advice tailored to your project and needs.

Not only will they guide you through the planning process to increase your chances of approval with the right architectural drawings, but our Connect team can also introduce you to local contractors in your area.

Take a look at our portfolio to see Resi's completed projects and start the process of creating your dream home by booking a free consultation with our team.

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