It is worth noting that there are specific restrictions for all extensions and these include:
- The extension cannot reach higher than the top point of the existing roof of the property. This also means the eaves cannot be higher than existing eaves too.
- Where the extension reaches within 2 metres of the boundary of the property, the eaves must be no higher than 3 metres. Find out more about House Extensions Solihull at a site like IFurb, a leading provider of House Extensions Solihull.
- The extension cannot include:
A veranda or raised platform like a balcony
Antennae or satellite dishes
Any change to the existing roof of the property
Materials used for the extension must be of a similar character to that used in the original property.
Extensions to the side have the following restrictions:
- Must not be over 4 metres in height
- Must only be a single storey
- Must not exceed half the width of the original property
Single storey extensions must adhere to the following:
- Must not extend beyond 4 metres for a detached house and 3 metres for any other type of structure.
- Cannot exceed 4 metres in height.
- Where land is not an area of scientific interest or designated as protected, prior approval can be sought for an extension to reach 8 metres from a detached property or 6 metres for all other property types. Extensions can reach up to 4 or 3 metres without planning permission required.