• Extending Room taking Flower Bed inside

How to extend your house using Flower Beds

First and foremost – you have to take permission from the Society. When you take Flower Bed space inside your home, you end up changing Elevation (look) of the building. Once the society gives you permission then you have to see whether the place can be enclosed, how much load it will take and if brick work can be done. Only after all these consideration, you can decide what kind of new construction can be done.

Officially, you have to consult a RCC designer before you do the work. The RCC designer tells you if the beam or column is capable of taking the load where you are constructing. This is important because if not done correctly, it can damage some part of building. Also by law, in certain cases you have to take permission from BMC for the work you are doing. Sometimes you may have to pay some formal fees to the BMC for the work.

If you are living in a society, where already, other neighbors has added flower Bed inside, then things are very straight forward for you. Because your neighbors have already done all discovery work.

2016-10-22T17:41:49+00:00 Categories: Home Renovation|Tags: , |7 Comments

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  1. suraj 19 July 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    sir i have a 3bhk flat in andheri west amboli and purchased a resale flat…Full oc was obtained on 20 jan 2009..now we have enclosed the flower beds and total enclosure goes to 94 sqft. now i want to know csn this flower bed be officially regularized by BMC by paying some penalty??? if yes plz suggest the rpocess

    • contractorbhai 19 July 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Your can never get BMC clearance for any flower bed covered inside. OC given in beginning is final decision of authorities. More then 70% of the Mumbai buildings extend homes as soon as they get opportunity. However on paper these are not legal.

    • suraj 29 July 2014 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      Sir so is there any difference between balcony enclosure and flower bed enclosure??

      • contractorbhai 29 July 2014 at 5:16 pm - Reply

        Mr Suraj, in general bigger space is known as balcony & flower beds are small extensions/space, which you really cannot use efficiently . Most new projects dont give much of balcony.

  2. jimit kothari 11 January 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

    we have 3bhk house in mumbai,
    we have taken around 1 foot in length of floor bed in side the room.
    will it cause any harm ?
    can society object against it ?

  3. Santanu 25 February 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Hi Nitin, Thank you for posting this article.I have recently purchased a 2bhk in Thane. We have a chajja just behind one of the window.
    I want to break the wall below the window so that the chajja can be accessible. But I am not planning to take it inside the home.
    But use it as a flower bed. Looking forward to your expert advice. Please suggest.

    • contractorbhai 26 February 2018 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      any such activities are illegal construction. No society or Municipal authority allows. Many Societies let-go such extensions but will never write it on paper. They will let you make changes to constructed structure but finally it is Home Owners responsibility.

      purpose of chajja is to cover your window, protect it from rain & sun. It is not constructed to hold weight. Lighter objects are fine but do not keep heavier objects.

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