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Planning, design and architectural support in Woking

Are you considering an extension or renovation for your Woking home but feeling uncertain about how to start? Resi guides your project from initial idea to fruition, providing planning, architectural, and practical support.

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Looking to expand your home in Woking but not sure where to start? The renovation process can be challenging and stressful, with all the planning rules, design decisions, and budgeting involved. Luckily for you, our experienced team of architects, technologists, designers, and planning experts are here to help kickstart your project and cut through the red tape.

We have an impressive planning approval rate of 91% and have completed over 7,000 projects in the UK. That means you can rely on us for the insightful insight and advice you need to get the ball rolling on your dream home.

House prices and home extensions in Woking

Woking residents have the benefit of being a stone’s throw from London – it’s approximately 30 minutes directly to Waterloo (fun fact: Woking has been voted the best rail station for London commuters). The average property price in Woking is £576K while the London average is £716K. With the promise of a fuss-free commute, cheaper average house prices and other appealing factors such as fantastic schools, cultural highlights like The Lightbox gallery and the picturesque Surrey Hills just south of the town, Woking is ideal for young professionals and growing families alike.

Sold property prices in Woking have gone up 9% over the last year, indicating a general upward trend. So, if you’re looking to sell your property in the future, it could be a good time to invest in a home extension to maximise its market value. Whether you’re looking to boost the value of your property with the aim to sell for a profit, craft your forever home or create more space, extensions can offer a practical solution to successfully achieve all outcomes.

Boost your chances of planning approval in Woking

Thanks to the diverse and extensive architectural heritage, including listed buildings and new builds, the process of obtaining planning permission can be intricate and demanding. Not to mention the number of Conservation Areas in Woking (27 and counting!) and that about half of the area is Designated Green Belt Land. Each of these designations can have an impact on the type of project that can be carried out and are often subject to stringent rules. Get a free advice call from one of our team if your property is affected to understand what changes you can and can't make.

That said, overall figures for Woking are promising for homeowners who are looking to extend their properties. In 2022, 778 householder applications were submitted and 87.25% of these applications were approved. The UK national average for approvals is around 80%, so it's good news if you want to undertake a building project. While these are encouraging figures, there are still plenty of considerations to be made that could impact whether your plans can go ahead.

For example, Woking Council notes that they encourage the incorporation of low carbon energy and water efficiency into extension plans. Some of the considerations include whether your proposed project enhances the amount of passive solar gain, incorporating rainwater recycling and harvesting systems and including electric car charging plugs. In addition to this, various different Local Planning Authorities have different rules and regulations when it comes to home extensions in Conservation Areas.

This is where Resi can assist you. We’ve undertaken projects in every postcode in the UK and so we have the experience to guide you through your Local Planning Authority’s rules and regulations, increasing the chances of your project's success.

Through your personal Dashboard, our dedicated team will be readily available to ensure your project stays on track. Easily organise documents, track applications, provide feedback, and even review a pool of contractors – all in one convenient location. We take on the responsibility of navigating the planning process, boosting the chances of making your renovation plans a reality.

How much does a home extension cost in Woking?

Each and every home extension project will vary hugely depending on your location, the materials you choose, your team of contractors and the size and scale of the finished product. With that in mind, we’ve used our database to find you the range of prices for completed projects in the area to give you an idea of ballpark figures. For more accurate indications of cost, book a free call with our knowledgeable consultants.

  • Rear extension: £57-131K
  • Side extension: £42K
  • Wraparound extension: £53-202K

Resi: Turning your big idea into a reality

If you have an idea for a home renovation or extension in Woking, whether it's still in the early stages or you're fully committed to going ahead, we’re on hand to bring your ideas to life. We can help provide guidance on obtaining planning permission, offer design inspiration and expertise, create architectural drawings, and connect you with local structural engineers and tradespeople.

Book a free advice call today to get your plans started and discover how Resi can help you turn your project ideas into reality.

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