Or come to that where might you be sipping on a chilled Pimms, strawberries and cream in hand?

Well if you’d envisaged that in your beautiful new kitchen extension, then now is the time to get the ball rolling.

There’s a lot to think about ahead of any build. However, with careful consideration and expert advice, your dream kitchen extension can be achieved with little hassle.

So how long does it take to get through the planning process for a new kitchen extension?

Richmond and Kingston Planning departments take between 8 and 16 weeks to issue consent so a long lead time is always ideal. There are also Party Wall matters to resolve, Build Over agreements with Thames Water, Building Control notices to issue and possibly Listed Building or Environment Agency reports to prepare. All in all, there’s a lot to think about! The planning portal at Richmond Council offers a good starting point https://www.richmond.gov.uk/services/planning

How can Good Design and Build make the process easier?

If all this sounds a bit daunting, never fear. At Good Design and Build you will be in safe hands. We have a wealth of experience at getting all permissions in place in good time for your kitchen extension, dealing with all relevant agencies on your behalf.

With Good Design and Build you’ll work alongside our imaginative and creative designers who will listen carefully to your ideas and get a feel of how you want to live in your new kitchen space and they will provide you with a selection of options, realising your vision with flair.  Once you are happy with the design, our experienced team of surveyors and structural engineers will finalise plans and you’ll be good to go.

Will you actually build our new kitchen extension?

Yes indeed, unlike other companies, you’ll get both a design and planning service as well as the build itself. Our construction teams have unsurpassed skill across all of the building trades and will bring an exceptional finish to your project. From creative lighting solutions to smart home tech; beautifully tiled bathrooms to a silky smooth paint finish, we have it all covered.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Just recently a local young couple, Caoimhe and Charlie, got in touch. Wanting to achieve a modern inside/outside flow to their kitchen, they tasked Good Design and Build to flood their home with light and bring a vibrant, modern vibe to their kitchen. Cue a bespoke aluminium roof light, full length bifolding doors and a patio flush with the kitchen floor. Cosy underfloor heating, a utility room and an understairs loo completed the project.

Caoimhe and Charlie are thrilled with their brand new kitchen extension and are happy for us to proudly show it off to prospective new clients. See the stunning results here for yourself

At Good Design and Build we will take on the whole project for you. Right from the get-go we will be there at every stage – design, planning, permission and construction. You’ll also get exemplary after care service once the build is complete with a guarantee on all of our work.

All it takes from you is one timely call and we can arrange a first free consultation to get your kitchen extension plan up and running.

So, if you want to be watching Murray in action next Summer on your new sofa in that lovely new kitchen extension, you know what to do…..

Do please call us on 020 3846 7958  or drop us a line at info@gooddesignbuild.co.uk and you can tell us when you’ll be available for a first, totally free, consultation.

Author: Amol

Amol is an architectural designer and has worked on hundreds of residential projects in London since 2008.Having done his M.Arch from the Glasgow School of Arts he gained valuable experience in London working in the construction industry managing high-end residential projects, before founding Good Design and Build in 2015.You will meet him for initial consultation and work closely with him during all stages of your project