Looking to Renovation or Extend Your Sutton Home

One of London's southern most boroughs, Sutton was part of Surrey until 1965, and still retains a fair amount of suburban serenity. It's deservedly popular with families, drawn here by very good schools – including a boys' grammar school – and the second lowest crime levels in London. Trains to Victoria and London Bridge take just over half an hour, and there are direct trains to St Pancras International for the Eurostar too.

The town lies on the lower slopes of the North Downs and has plenty of green spaces, including two nature reserves and part of Banstead Downs, a site of special scientific interest. But it also has a good selection of shops – the High Street is almost a mile long – bars and restaurants offering cuisine from around the world. The architecture is mainly Victorian and Edwardian and there are four conservation areas, including an area of Arts and Crafts houses.

Architects in Sutton

Bluelime Home Design have been revamping, creating, extending and re imagining homes in south London and north Kent since 2006. We now have offices in Bexley, Bromley, Dartford, Erith and Croydon, and enjoy strong relationships with both council planning departments and trusted builders across the area - meaning we can take care of your whole project for you, designing your new home and overseeing the construction too.

House prices in Sutton

In November 2018, the average price for property in Sutton was £462,673, including £541,420 for a semi-detached house, £437,239 for a terraced house and £292,277 for a flat.  Prices fell 0.99 per cent in the previous three months.

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Planning applications in Sutton

You will need to apply to Sutton Council for planning permission to extend, alter or build a home. The charges for this are set by the government:

£206 for an extension

£462 for a new home, or a conversion of another type of building into a home (nowadays some conversions don’t need planning permission).

The council can give you advice on your application before you submit it to help you meet its criteria. The fees are as follows:

Extensions: £124 for email advice; £287 for a site meeting followed by an email.

New homes: £900 for a 90-minute meeting at the council offices, followed by an email.

Specific advice on issues like tree preservation, land contamination, sustainability and flood risk is also available for £62.40 an hour.

If you are altering your home because of mobility problems, pre-application advice is free.

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Contact us

Our Sutton team are based at our Croydon office at Interchange House, First Floor, 81-85 Station Road. Whether you are looking for architectural help with a new build project, a kitchen redesign or a loft extension contact our team on 01322 521026 or email fresh@bluelimeprojects.com to learn more about our architectural and home design services.

 

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