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Surrey Heath planning application support and designers

Looking to extend or renovate your Surrey Heath home but feeling unsure about where to start? Resi takes your project from concept to reality with all the planning support, architectural advice and practical help you’ll need.

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If you’re planning to extend or renovate your Surrey Heath home but the process feels a little daunting, we’re here to support you from start to finish. If you’re looking for creative and practical guidance, discuss your ideas with our brilliant architects, designers or technologists. Is securing planning permission your biggest concern? We’ve got an entire team dedicated to the cause of getting it for you. We’ve got it covered – even down to helping you find the right contractors in your local area. Read on to find out more about what we can do for you.

Add square footage to your Surrey Heath home with an extension

As a resident of Surrey Heath, you won’t be any stranger to the fantastic mix of green, open spaces like Frimley Lodge Park and family-friendly activities like Chobham Adventure Farm on your doorstep. It’s one of the reasons that so many people choose to live in this charming part of the world, and data suggests that living here isn’t short of perks. Namely, happiness – that’s right, Surrey Heath has been shown to be the second happiest place to live in Surrey (and only missing out on the top spot by 0.04 of a point). Not only are you spoiled by wholesome greenery, you’re just a hop, skip and jump from London so you get to enjoy the best of country and city living – and at a fraction of the cost of living in the capital.

The average price for a property in London over the past 12 months is £718,504, according to Zoopla. Surrey Heath’s average property price in the same time frame averages out at £647,779. Annual season tickets from Surrey Heath’s Camberley to London come in at £4540, meaning that it still works out as more affordable to commute to your job in the capital rather than live in the city too. It’s also an indication that it’d be more affordable to get an extension on your Surrey Heath home than splurge on a London home (plus, you’ll probably end up with much more space!).

Why get a home extension in Surrey Heath?

Whether you have a growing family, don’t want to move home but do want more space, or you want to increase the value of your property, an extension could be a great option for you. It can also improve your sense of wellbeing by adding extra natural light and open-plan spaces, as well as increase your home’s energy efficiency. According to data from our 2023 Happy Home survey, having a multifunctional space is one of the most important aspects of a successful home. Therefore, investing in creating this in your home could make it more efficient and add value.

Book a free advice call with one of our experienced consultants to see what options are available to you.

How much is a home extension in Surrey Heath?

Our experienced team is able to offer some ballpark figures to give you an idea of how much a house renovation in Surrey Heath might cost. However, keep in mind that the price for each extension type will vary greatly depending on your existing property and the size and scope of your proposed extension.

  • Single-storey extension: £21K - £76K
  • Two-storey extension: £93K - £210K
  • Rear extension: £62K - £115K
  • Side extension: £62K - £93K
  • Wraparound extension: £76K - £210K

How to get planning permission for your Surrey Heath home extension project

Statistics for the Surrey Heath area are encouraging for homeowners looking to extend their properties. Last year, 571 Householder Applications were submitted and 82.25% of those were approved within 8 weeks. These are promising figures, but there are more factors to consider that could either help boost or hinder your chances of planning success.

For example, according to Surrey Heath’s planning guidelines, new constructions in the area should maintain or nurture the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of residents, be respectful of the area’s heritage – from its military heritage to its heathland – be sustainable, well-designed and include passive solar design features where possible. In addition to this, both side and rear extensions are expected to be sympathetic to the design and feel of the existing property, street and local area.

There’s a lot to consider in order to ensure that your design meets these varied and complex conditions so it’ll be in your interest to have an experienced team of designers or architects and planning experts on board to help navigate the process for you. It could be the difference between your plans being accepted or you having to start your application again from scratch. The more accurate any surveys carried out, the stronger your chances. Similarly, the more accurate and high quality your architectural designs are, the more clear your project proposal will be and the better chance of your plans being approved.

At Resi, we have a 91% planning approval rate on the planning applications we’ve submitted for our clients so if you want to elevate your chances, book a free advice call with our team today.

Finding the right contractors for your Surrey Heath project

Your architect or designer should be well-placed to provide guidance on recommended contractors. Alternatively, you can reach out to our Connect team for introductions to local,vetted contractors in your area. The tradespeople have been assessed by a criteria including whether they are Trustmark or FMB affiliated, have appropriate insurance coverage, can demonstrate past work, meet financial standards and present references from previous customers.

Explore our Local Professional Search tool now, or if you're unsure about the professionals you need for your renovation, schedule a free advice call with one of our experts.

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