Looking to Renovation or Extend Your Epsom Home
The first thing you think of when you think of Epsom is probably either its racecourse or salts – but it’s also often ranked as one of the UK's best places to live. Surrounded by green belt countryside – the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty is just six miles away – and close to the M25, it offers a theatre, shopping mall, cinema and golf club, as well as good schools and a wide choice of property.
The healing properties attributed to Epsom’s water led to it becoming the most popular spa town in England in Georgian times – and it still has its water pump today.
Houses here are much better value than in south west London, and lots of them are lovely: large Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian homes, 1920s semis, detached Arts and Crafts houses, pretty Victorian cottages and modern flats. There are a number of conservation areas to protect the town’s architecture too.
Junction 9 of the M25 is less than four miles away, and there are eight peak-time trains an hour into London Bridge, Waterloo and Victoria, taking between 35 and 45 minutes.
Architects in Epsom
South London architects Bluelime Home Design have been working on new homes and home extensions across Surrey, south London and Kent since 2006. We’ve built strong relationships with council planning departments across the areas we cover and an in-depth understanding of their design requirements. We also work very closely with a number of trusted, accredited builders – meaning we can take care of both the design and construction of your home from start to finish.
House prices in Epsom
In May 2019, the average price for property in Epsom was £528,306: £784,016 for a detached house, £510,709 for a semi-detached house, £427,174 for a terraced house and £313,387 for a flat. Prices rose 0.87 per cent in the previous three months.
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Planning applications in Epsom
You will need to apply to Epsom and Ewell Borough Council for 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 fees for pre-application advice are as follows:
Extensions and alterations: £125 for written advice
New homes: £1,200 for a one-hour meeting and written advice
Advice on tree preservation orders and trees in conservation areas: £150 for written advice and a site visit if necessary
Listed building consent, and extensions and alterations to homes in conservation areas: £350 for written advice and a site visit if necessary
Extensions to listed buildings: £450 for written advice and a site visit if necessary
Directions to us from our Nearest Office
Contact us our Croydon Architects today
Our Espom team are based at our Croydon office at Interchange House, First Floor, 81-85 Station Road. If you'd like to discuss how we can help you create your dream home, whether you are looking for architectural help with a new build project, a kitchen redesign or a loft extension, call our team of architects in Croydon on 01322 518483.
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What you will get in this Home Improvement guide:
- Top tips on how to save money when extending your new home
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