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Is it possible to put a hip-to-gable extension on a semi with a single-storey side extension?
If the single storey side extension ('lean-to' single pitch roof) extends to the full extent of the site at the side, is it still possible to access the roof? Next-door also have a lean-to that extends to the party line. Can scaffolding 'bridge' across the ss extension from front to back? I need to extend and I'd like to put on a side extension first, and then a hip-to-gable roof extension at a later date. Also, if I wanted a rear dormer at a later date, could all materials be carried through the house? There is no rear access, but the side extension would form a straight passageway through, possibly with oversized doors at both ends. I'd be grateful for any advice about access, sizes, restrictions, etc. Many thanks.
Im pretty sure you can acheive what your after. Contact for further info.
Kind regards, optima roofworks
Answered 9th Feb 2018
Hi Vic, all these things are possible, however you would be making the project more complex and therefore more costly if you carried out the proposed works in that sequence. If you work from the top of the property down, you'll have an easier time of it. Loft with dormer first, then tackle the side extension. Make sure if you are working under Permitted Development you understand the rules, I always advise my clients to apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness from their local authority so there is no question what you are doing is legal. In terms of building right up to the boundary, yes this is absolutely possible providing you go through the appropriate steps as outlined by the Party Wall etc. act 1996, serving the appropriate 3m Notices as required. Best Wishes Lee Davidson RIBA
Answered 22nd Mar 2018