Extension Builders Nottingham – Professional Builders for All Extensions Projects
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.
If you’re looking to create more space within your home but don't fancy the idea of relocating to another area, as you feel settled in your existing home and where it's situated, then building a house extension might be just what you're after. There are many different types of home extensions on offer, including:
Nottingham House Extension Ideas
It all depends on your current property, the space that you have available, and your budget.
House extensions offer a great long term solution to homeowners that are maybe getting short on room in their current home and are not looking forward to the prospect of relocation. We say, why move when you can actually improve! Your home probably holds the key to so much potential for upgrading that you may not be aware of, we can help you unlock that potential with a property conversion or house extension. The best part is, we offer a free consultation and free quotation, one of our house renovation and design specialists can guide you through the whole process, including any planning permission “if required” some building work comes under “permitted development” which we can discuss and advise you accordingly. You never know, once you have extended your house, it could be your forever home!
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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.
Home Extension in Nottingham
A home extension is an incredible way to make the most of your living space. You can improve its aesthetic beauty and increase its value, while also adding necessary features like rooms for work or guests that might stay over during busy seasons! Home extensions are cost effective alternatives in comparison with selling your house or building another one from scratch. You could use them as an opportunity to add a couple of more bedrooms if needed, or extend your living room and kitchen. Below are some inspiring ideas about how to go about extending or converting your current home, and the advantages that come with each.
A rear house extension is a form of building extension in which a new room or rooms are built onto an existing property at the back. This can involve adding another storey into the roof, adding another section to the property at ground level or creating a basement under part of the garden.
Rear House Extensions Cost
Rear extensions usually cost between £20,000 and £100,000 depending on their size and type. There has been a massive rise in popularity for this kind of development over the last few years with many people opting to add a rear extension to their house instead of moving home.
The biggest advantage behind rear house extensions is that most of the time they do not require any planning permission from your local council if you build within certain height limits set out within the permitted development ruling. But you will always need building regulations approval.
Side extensions are built at the side of your property and can be a single storey block, a 1-3 story building or even a 2-story house attached to the back of your current home. The size and shape will depend on how much room you have available but in general, if it's going to be visible from the street then it has to stick to certain guidelines set out by local authority planners. In most cases these kinds of extensions must not obscure light coming into adjoining properties and the overall design must blend in with its surroundings. Looking for a side extension in Nottingham then give our experts a call.
Small Living Room Extensions
A small living room extension can add a lot of value to your home and make it seem more spacious even if the reality is that it's still not very big. It can give a home a great new look that might be good for resale, but the improvements will also increase your enjoyment of your home when you're in it.
Single Storey Extension
A single storey extension Nottingham, can be added onto your existing home in order to provide you with more living space, whether it is for a studio flat or extra bedroom; for professional couples without children it often makes sense to extend into the garden rather than purchase somewhere new or move long distances away from work. Single storey additions are known as "invisible" extensions because they don't stand out like neighbouring properties might if they were to build upwards with either a two storey or side return extension.
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.
House Extension Cost
There are so many cost factors to take into consideration, which will affect the overall price of a house extension, these include the actual size, age, period style of your property extension, the complexity of the job, fixtures and fittings and the amount of glazing that you choose within the structure of the roof and walls. Our quotes are free, and if you need any help designing your new house extension structure, then we work closely with a panel of local architects. You can rest assured that if you are looking for the best house extension cost Nottingham, then we are the best specialist building company for the job.
Projects We Have Completed.
We have completed many house extension projects, garage and loft conversions in Nottingham, so if you are looking for ideas, why not contact us now for advice on a way forward. If you would like to look at any of our previous extensions or conversions, then please let us know in advance and we can arrange.
Home Extension Design and Planning Services
When we design your house extension, every consideration is taken into account. Our experience has taught us that good design can transform space in an amazing way and increase the amount of usable floor area while also increasing its value for the money invested! Investing now will allow you to enjoy living larger than ever with all members of your family enjoying their own personal spaces without any issues or problems. A tailored environment means no one gets left out when it comes time to the new additions; not only does everyone get more customised areas but they're also able to explore these individually, so no-one feels left out. Our planning and design concepts can help to create personal spaces for anyone seeking a house extension or property conversion in the Nottingham area.
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What is the cheapest way to build an extension?
Keeping it simple and not over-thinking your project will mean that you save money on unnecessary aspects of your extension construction, such elaborate designs that can cost more than they're worth in terms of space gained (especially if there's no need for them). Immediate benefits: simplicity is the key, without clutter or chaos means beauty with extra room! Some may even call this minimalism; however we think “simplified” sounds better because at first glance people might assume you will produce less, but more often than not, this is not the case when designing homes today.
How quickly can an extension be built?
A three to four month construction time for a single, relatively small extension at most. Double storey rear extensions can take up to seven months depending on design and planning requirements but don't forget about all the planning and permission requirements beforehand! A year-long timeline is more typical when you need architects or other permissions in addition--so plan accordingly if that's what your end goal entails
Can I just build an extension?
Like anything in the building trade, it depends. There are certain sized ground floor extensions, garage and loft conversions that are allowed through through the governments “permitted development” criteria, but always check first, and even if you are sure that you are good to go within the “PD” a good idea is to always inform your local planning department of your intentions.
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.
Why are Two Storey House Extensions so Popular?
There's a couple of sound reasons.
Firstly, it’s cheaper for the amount of additional space. The amount you're going to spend on foundations and the roof will be roughly the same whether you add one storey or two. Secondly, if you're planning on having a child they'll need their own bedroom (or have an option) which means that your downstairs study could become another bedroom with access from both levels giving them more privacy while still being close enough to help when needed! It all depends how much space that you want to create, your budget and do you plan to stay in the property or are you building a two-storey extension to make the house more appealing to your potential buyers.
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 too 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!
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