House Extensions Nottingham
A house extension can offer you a fantastic solution to add much needed living space and volume to your current home, without all the hassle and grief that comes with moving to a new .property.
Have been thinking of a house extension? Maybe the latest pandemic has made you evaluate your existing home and you have asked yourself, how can i extend and improve my own home without moving.
You don't need to disregard your comfy home merely because of its small size. Today, small house extensions are one of the most excellent ways of adding value to your space under a low budget, and they are becoming very popular option as opposed to moving residence.
Having modest but perfectly designed additions to your house can be transformative. Such additions leave significant impacts to your room, bringing in good extra daylight, which links existing room spaces and improves the general air circulation.
Do you provide a complete House Extension Service?
Yes we do and the same answer applies with our garage and loft conversions. We have over 20 years of experience in the building industry and the knowledge and expertise to provide the complete package. From your initial FREE consultation and home survey through to full completion for all types of extensions and home conversion projects. Our service can include all the necessary applications for the local building regulations, lawful development certificates and planning applications if they are required for your project.
What are the Benefits of House Extensions?
Small house extensions come with benefits. Such benefits include:
Will a house extension add value to my property?
It can be difficult to exactly say how much a house extension will add to your property due to various factors such as, type of extension that you are thinking of building, the type of property that you have and the actual location of your current property. However a guideline would show that the average three-bedroom UK house with a new extension that adds an extra double bedroom together with an en-suite could add around 15 to 25 per cent on to the value of your property. Any extra rooms would further increase the value on top of that. These figures are obviously averages and will depend entirely on your properties location. A good idea is to ask your local estate agent about the latest prices in your area and tell them about your intentions of extending your house, and they will have a good idea of what your house's estimated value will be after you have completed the extension work
Will I Need Planning Permission For My House Extension?
This will not always be the case nowadays. It’s most often possible to carry out a single storey property rear extension, side return or wrap around type to an existing property, or indeed a porch to the front elevation without the need for planning permission as it could come under the governments permitted developments.
Building rules have certainly been relaxed in recent years and the majority of single storey extensions that we have carried out of late have not required any of the usual planning permissions. However if you are thinking of a two storey extension they will definitely require planning permission beforehand.
Any of the above issues can be discussed with us and resolved during our first initial FREE consultation and survey. Here we can offer our professional guidance on the correct procedures for your particular project.
The UK Governments planning portal has some very helpful information, you can go to our helpful building regulations page to find their guides.
What is planning permission?
This is a simple procedure of requesting permission from the governing bodies to see if your proposed building work that you would like to complete is legally bound to go-ahead in the space that you would like to build it.
This means that the first step you should always take before any building work commences is to gain the planning permission needed from your local authorities, this could be your local council or planning department.
Always take into account if you are changing the external looks of a building, if this is the case then it's always best to seek the appropriate permission beforehand.
You will always require permission for a new-build, adding an extension to your existing structure or change the usage of the building.
Some building projects will come into the permitted development category. This will mean that they don't need to go through the usual special planning approval application process. We will always advise a customer during our FREE consultation and survey on which direction to go. If we think you need to check with your local authorities then we can help you through the process.
Permitted developments were set-up to allow people that own their own homes to fast-track house renovations, extensions and home improvements, and to streamline the procedure. This is fine as long as the householder adheres to some specific set-out guidelines.
Some of these guidelines will be void if they apply to properties that are situated in world heritage sites, conservation areas, protected places, maisonettes, flats, and areas of national beauty, so please check first.
Building projects that are covered by the permitted developments.
See what you can build with these new permitted rights.
You still have to consider further conditions during the design process. Nottingham builders are fully aware, experienced and knowledgable to offer any advice on all aspects to help you through building planning and control matters.
Rear House Extensions
When constructing a side and a rear extension that will form a ‘wraparound extension, then permitted development restrictions will be taken into account against the criteria for both of the extensions individually, this will it make it most unlikely that the project will fall under your permitted development rights. For example, side extensions are only a permitted development where they are built less than half the width of your original property, but the combination of them both will likely exceed half of the width of the original measurement.
You can contact us to find out whether your intended wraparound project does fall within the permitted development rights. You can phone us to discuss your planning options with our panel of experts, you can book a free consultation by filling out our contact form and we will be in touch within 24 hours.
Whether you’re looking into adding value to your home or have just always dreamed of a more spacious kitchen, then a kitchen extension could be your way forward.. Whether you have the space for a small kitchen extension, large kitchen extension, then call us at Nottingham Builders as we can work with you to create a perfect solution. A small kitchen extension could be anything like a kitchen island extension, kitchen worktop extension. On larger jobs, we might be asked to do a kitchen conservatory extension or a kitchen diner extension. No kitchen extension on is too big or too small for our company.
Even if you are fortunate for your new house extension to come under the permitted developments, you still must get the approval of building regulations.
Before any building work can be carried out that requires the building regulation approval, then a building control body must be appointed from your local authority.
For projects such as house extensions, garage and loft conversions, then usually a building notice will suffice. This can allow for work to start on your project in around 48 hours If you contact your local authority.
During our FREE consultation, we will guide you in the right direction if anything is not clear, and help you complete any necessary paperwork or forms beforehand.
Lawful Development Certificate
If you think that your intended building proposals come under the 'permitted development' and you would like to acquire written confirmation to guarantee that planning permission is not indeed needed, you can always apply for a Lawful Development Certificate.
Acquiring this Lawful Development Certificate before any work commences can be very useful for the future when a residential property is sold. This is because it is recorded and disclosed on the Local Land Charges search, and is a good record to have to show potential buyers that the building work you had done is covered by this certificate and didn't need any planning permission beforehand.
Various Types of House Extensions
All house extension services start with a keen examination of your home’s potential and the factors our company needs to take into account before offering its services. We need to do this to make the home transformation easy to achieve the lavishing new reality. The things to consider include:
When you contact an expert like us, we examine your needs and always meet them. While the following are the most popular services we offer, the list isn’t exhaustive. If there’s a home extension element you’re not sure of, don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification
. Yes, these are some of the things most homeowners take into consideration. But with us, bringing those dreams into reality is just a matter of a day’s work. We can make these spaces bigger and better for your home at a competitive price.
We can help you get rid of the garage door to integrate the garage into the house. By doing so, you'll have an ample space in the garage, which you can convert into an area for various uses such as:
Basements can turn out to be typically depressing spaces. With their contact with the ground, these spaces are incredibly dark due to little or no light. We can help you with all this. Your light roof windows and sunken gardens can naturally flood light into your basement space. We are highly skilled in waterproofing and insulation, which enables us to banish the entire basement damp leaving you with a whole new space.
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Why Choose Us?
We understand the huge cost coming with small house extensions. As the most reputable house extension service in Nottingham, we always commit ourselves to have our clients covered.
We have been providing house extension services in Nottingham and the surrounding areas for years. We have a team of professionals who are highly trained on how to handle various home extension projects. As a reputable building service provider, we are:
We’re Small Enough to Care but Big Enough to Cope
If you’re looking for a locally based reliable house extension service in Nottingham, then you’ve landed in the right place.
We're situated in Nottingham city centre covering the whole city as well as the surrounding areas. We have been providing home extension services for years, and completed many successful projects, from residential to commercial projects. For all those years, we have been offering services professionally and courteously to provide our clients with the best service experiences. To maintain integrity, we observe some legal factors to ensure an enabling service provision environment for our clients. Such factors include:
We live in modern times where old fashioned values are the things of the past. But with us, the hope of seeing those essential values rejuvenated. While it’s challenging to trust any company with building projects, we remain trustworthy to our clients in Nottingham and the surrounding areas. We still consider the importance of core values, such as:
Our values have greatly helped us rise above as the most trusted and recommended home extension service in the whole of the Nottingham area and its environment. Other than the core values, we have additional values that include:
As a quality house extension service, we work to perfection. From the past successful projects, we have created an extensive portfolio of the residential and commercial projects we’ve handled. When you visit us for a project;
With our well-preserved portfolio, we strive to maintain the high standard and premium quality even for our future contracts.
Our Service Delivery Mission
Every house extension service provider has a mission to accomplish during the trading period. For us, we’re committed to offering premium-quality and high-standard house extension services to our clients in Nottingham and the surrounding areas. The following is our precise mission in extension service delivery:
Our mission to provide quality house extension services to our clients keeps us on our toes. To ensure high quality, we have a team of expert loft converters, which has a good extensive knowledge in both domestic and residential projects. As the most reputable house extension service in Nottingham, we are committed to seeing your project through with the same transparency and professionalism. By doing so, we'll not only be facilitating quality customer service, but we shall be keeping our reputation intact as well. Being a trusted company, the company holds the same reputation as we the individuals involved. With that, we're keen on working qualitatively to ensure excellent customer experiences with our last job.
All house extension builds follow and form a basic series of events. Here we have tried to simplify the different stages in the building process to give our customers a better understanding and idea of what is actually involved in a typical house extension building project.
Can I just remind you if I may, before the building work can actually start, permission must be gained from your own particular local authority.
1) Produce an architectural drawing for proposed extension
2) Get local authority approval
3) Building of the foundations
4) Building all the external walls, brickwork and block work
5) Installation of insulation materials
6) Construction of new roof
7) Break through existing wall to produce an opening into main house
8) Install any new structural steel beams if needed
9) Install any structural walls and flooring
10) Installation of floor insulation materials
11) Construction of any internal stud walls and insulation materials
12) All Plumbing, heating, electrical, carpentry, first-fix
13) Any new windows to be installed, where agreed
14) All plasterboard installation and complete plastering of all walls, ceilings.
15) Completion of all final fixings, including, plumbing, heating, electrics, joinery
16) Add all finishing touches to the extension and take away all excess building materials and clean down site.
The property market is continually becoming unpredictable. As a result, people choose to stay in their current houses instead of moving to new homes. While moving to a new property may subject you to high costs, you may find that there could have been an alternative that could have been easier and cheaper.
The best alternative to relocation is building house extensions to create spaces for you and the property. Some experts can help you get the dream home at a cheaper cost and still deliver quality work, leaving you feeling comfortable in your luxurious house. Get in touch today!