Looking to Renovate or Extend Your Thornton Heath Home

Just north of Croydon itself, ethnically diverse Thornton Heath is one of the cheapest places to live in south west London, with average homes more than £300,000 cheaper than the London average. Currently being regenerated by Croydon Council, it offers an easy commute into central London, with Victoria less than 30 minutes away by train and London Bridge only five minutes further. Most of Thornton Heath's buildings are Victorian, including its Grade II listed church, built in 1889.

And for Crystal Palace fans, of course, there's an attraction bigger than all of this - Selhurst Park is just half a mile away.

Architects in Thornton Heath

Bluelime Home Design have been designing and redesigning homes in south London and north Kent for more than a decade. We have five offices across the area (Bexley, Bromley, Dartford, Erith and Croydon) and have built up strong relationships with both council planning departments and local builders over the years. Whether you're after a beautiful bathroom redesign, adding an extension or loft conversion to your home or the creation and design of a new build, we've got the experience, expertise and enthusiasm to bring your ideas to life.

House prices in Thornton Heath

In November 2018, the average price for property in Thornton Heath was £355,387: £483,467 for a detached house, £447,251 for a semi-detached house, £379,538 for a terraced house and £248,111 for a flat. Prices fell 0.65 per cent in the previous three months.

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Planning applications in Thornton Heath

You will need to apply to Croydon Council if you need planning permission for a new home, an extension or alterations. 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 (although nowadays some conversions don’t need planning permission).

The council can give you advice on your application before you submit it, to help ensure it complies with its policies. The fees for this are:

Extensions and alterations, excluding work on listed or conservation buildings: £96 for a 20-minute discussion about your application with an email follow-up.

More complex extensions and alterations, or work in conservation areas: £240 for written advice.

New homes, or the conversion of a building into up to four flats: £1,200 for a meeting and written follow-up

Alterations to listed buildings which don't require planning permission: £500

Directions to us from our Nearest Office

Contact us

Our Thornton Heath team are based at our Croydon office at Interchange House, First Floor, 81-85 Station Road. Call us on 01322 521026 or email fresh@bluelimeprojects.com.


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