Home extension design guide from Bracknell Forest Borough
Home extension design guide tip:-
General Design Principles
As well as making sure that your extension meets your needs in terms of size and function, it is
important that the design matches your house in terms of style, is in proportion and does not detract from
the visual appearance of your locality or group of houses.
Many of the Borough’s houses were built as part of residential estates each with its own design
style and characteristics. The pattern and continuity of development should be maintained wherever possible
by using a similar style of design and matching new materials to the existing.
For some small extensions you may not need planning permission. Our leaflet 'Do I Need Planning
Permission?' gives general guidance but if in doubt please contact the Council.
Consider the following points before you design your extension:
Think about employing someone qualified in design to draw up your
Try to reflect the original design of your house in your extension by following the
existing roof shape, using existing window shape and type and by matching materials to the
Try to make your extension 'fit' the street scene. Avoid a jarring effect which upsets
the pattern of development;
Try to ensure your extension does not unduly restrict your neighbour's light by casting
a shadow over their property and land;
Have regard to the effect of overlooking neighbours’ windows and
Download the Design Guide for Bracknell Forest Borough Council