Single Storey Extension Planning Wigan

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Are you looking to extending your home?

Are you considering a single storey house extension in Wigan?

It can be overwhelming to think about but not sure where to start? But don’t worry, we are here to guide you through the process.

Who doesn’t love extra space in their home? A single storey extension is a popular choice among the many individuals in Wigan who require additional living space. Whether your adding an extra bedroom, bathroom, extending the kitchen or just increasing your living space.

By adding a single storey extension it is not only adding space but value to your existing home. Also, reduces the stress of looking and moving into a bigger house.

At Urban Archiworx Ltd, we offer professional yet quality single-storey extension plan services where we carry out and explore the best possible options and designs that fulfil your requirements.

Single storey extension plans

Types of single storey extension layouts

  1. Rear Extension:

    • Extending the back of the house is a popular choice, especially for expanding kitchen or living areas.
    • It can create an open-plan layout, allowing for seamless integration of indoor and outdoor spaces.
  2. Side Extension:

    • Side extensions are ideal for homes with narrow or underutilized side spaces.
    • They can provide additional rooms such as a utility room, home office, or dining area.
  3. Wraparound Extension:

    • This type involves extending both the rear and side of the house, forming an L-shaped or U-shaped layout.
    • It offers ample space for various functions and can significantly increase the footprint of the home.
  4. Front Extension:

    • Front extensions are less common but can be beneficial for expanding the entrance or adding a porch.
    • They can enhance the curb appeal of the property and create a more welcoming entryway.
  5. Garage Conversion:

    • Converting an existing garage into habitable space is a cost-effective way to add a single-storey extension.
    • It can be transformed into a living room, bedroom, home gym, or additional storage area.
  6. Outbuilding Conversion:

    • Outbuildings such as sheds or workshops can be converted into single-storey extensions to serve various purposes.
    • They can be transformed into garden rooms, guest accommodations, or home offices.
  7. Sunroom or Conservatory:

    • Sunrooms or conservatories are glass-enclosed extensions that provide a bright and airy space for relaxation or entertaining.
    • They can be used as a greenhouse, dining area, or additional living space, depending on preferences.
  8. Orangery:

    • Orangeries blend elements of traditional brick-built extensions with the light and space of a conservatory.
    • They typically feature more substantial brick walls and a lantern-style roof, offering a balance between privacy and natural light.
  9. Lean-To Extension:

    • A lean-to extension is a simple and cost-effective option that involves extending from an existing external wall.
    • It is often used for creating small utility areas, cloakrooms, or additional storage space.
  10. Kitchen Extension:

    • Kitchen extensions focus specifically on expanding and enhancing kitchen space.
    • They can accommodate larger kitchen layouts, island units, and dining areas, catering to modern living requirements.

Planning permission for single storey extension

Most projects would fall under the permitted development rights. Depending on the size and location of your extension, you may need to apply for planning permission from your local council. Your architectural designer can help you with this process and ensure that your plans comply with local regulations.

Building Regulations for Single storey extension

Whether you need planning permission, you’ll need to obtain building regulations for your single storey extension. This ensures that your extension meets the minimum standards for safety, health, and energy efficiency. Your architect or designer can help you with this process and ensure that your plans meet all building regulations.

How much are plans for a single storey extension in Wigan?

Planning Package

Drawing Plans Only
£ 325 from
  • Site measurement up
  • Planning approval drawings
  • Submitting the relavant application
  • Site Plan
  • Location

Planning & Technical Package

Drawings Plans & Building Regulations
£ 495 from
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  • Construction Details
  • Working Drawings
  • Building Regulations
  • Liase with other Consultants

Building Regulations

Building Regs Only
£ 275 from
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Single Storey Extension Planning FAQ

You don’t need to apply for planning permission as long as it follows permitted development rights.


  • It must be at the back of the property.
  • It must not go further back than 3 metres, 4 metres if it isn’t.

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Our single storey extension plan process


Start by consulting with one of our team to discuss your project requirements, objectives, and any constraints or regulations that may apply. Then a site survey will be conducted


A conceptional design will be drafted. Where one our architectural designers will design a detailed planning drawings​, that will include site plans, sections & floor plans.


Prepare and submit your planning application, including the planning permission drawings, to the relevant local planning authority. Be sure to include any required forms, fees, and supporting documents as specified by the authority.


If your planning application is approved, you will receive planning permission to proceed with your proposed development. You can then use the approved planning permission drawings to obtain building regulations approval and begin construction