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How to create the perfect extension and avoid planning fees: transforming a Victorian terrace house on a budget
Running out of space is a familiar London problem. You could buy a bigger house, which means paying more stamp duty, or dig a basement, which is expensive, or convert the loft, though this is not always possible. However, the most cost-effective solution is to stay put and build an extension, which in many cases you can do without even seeking planning permission.