Some area have tighter rules on building a house extension, you should also check whether your house is located in any of the following:
- Green belt or metropolitan green belt land - These areas will have strict rules regarding the additional size of extension you can create and where, for more information, see our guide on gaining planning permission on green belt land.
- A conservation area - these areas will be more strict on maintaining the visual character of the buildings, this normally means using certain materials as seen from the street and decorative items on the windows.
- Listed or historical building - These projects will need special attention and care to show the listed building is being protected and retained as part of the project.
- AONB Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - these areas, much like with green belt land, will be stricter on maintaining natural landscapes and views, this normally means any building work must be subtle when viewed from the outside.