HOUSE EXTENSIONS, Nottingham
Premium Conversions are your leading house extension and home conversion company located and operating around Nottingham and all surrounding local areas.
We design, manage and construct a wide range of residential and commercial extension projects. We have helped many customers just like yourselves to extend their current living spaces and change their lives for the better. Whether it's an extra bedroom or two, a larger kitchen extension or bespoke extended living areas and renovation projects, we can always offer and tailor a solution to fit a families needs. Which will save money as to the alternative of moving property.
House extensions, conversion and home renovations have become an increasingly popular choice for most homeowners. Sometimes, the room available and space within their own property becomes limited to the extent of having no room left to enjoy. Seeking to maximise the potential of their property space with a home conversion solution seems to be the best option available.
Why are House Extensions Important?
House extensions come with a lot of benefits. Such benefits include the following factors and considerations.
Most homeowners have stamp duties and fees to consider alongside the upheaval entailed with having to buy a new house. Also, there's a continuous increase in property prices, which means buying a new home comes with a lot of hidden expenses. After so many considerations, having a house extension ends up being the most economical option. By extending your house, you end up gaining a lot of benefits.
Saving time and money, that would have used to relocate
You can save a considerable amount of time, money and stress by staying in your existing location and upgrading with one of our many house extension solutions offered by Premium Conversions, Nottingham. Instead of placing a substantial amount of money down on a deposit for a new home, the expensive of drafting in moving companies to re-locate to your new house. Also the huge amount of time trying to sell your own property and looking for a new dwelling, it can indeed be one of the most stressful times of your life and this is confirmed by numerous surveys and studies. Why move when you can vastly improve
Control the design and make it your own
You can really place your own stamp on a home extension, as you are building it from scratch. You can go to town and create the space or spaces that suit your lifestyle. With your input and our design and construction skills you can turn your property into a luxury dwelling internally and externally, the possibilities are endless and only held back by your imagination. Why move? when you can improve!.
Extra advantages of Building an Extension and not relocating.
House Extension F.A.Q
Do I need planning permission for a house extension?
Smaller extension planning permission rules have been relaxed lately, with this in mind a careful design and plan that is in order, you may not need to go through the planning application. We can advise on this or your planning department at your local council will point you in the right direction. If your project does indeed come under the permitted development rights, you will still need to comply with all the Government building regulations that are set in place.
Planning Permission to Build a Two Storey Extension?
The process of getting the go-ahead for your extension might seem daunting. Planning permission is required if you don't meet permitted development rules, which means it will take longer than usual before construction can begin and there's also an additional cost in planning fees. Your architecture may not be approved by the council or planners; they'll check whether it fits with local policies - so make sure that this style comes through on your drawings!
Why are two storey extensions so popular?
Well, you get to make your home more spacious and save on the cost of materials. For example, a one-storey extension costs about as much in construction material than adding an extra floor - but it'll give you twice as much space! It's also cheaper if there is only room for a single bedroom at ground level; with this option many people can have their own private living area up top with all the bedrooms downstairs. Even though 2 storey extensions come under the permitted development criteria, it will depend on a few stated rules to allow for this, such as overall size of the building project, materials used, and complexity of the extension. I would say a rear 2 storey extension would be permitted far more easier than say a side return or a wrap around. Front extensions would most certainly need planning permission from the council planning department, as the rules a far more strict and difficult to obtain as a whole.
House Extensions and Building Regulations
Every house extension, even if it's built according to the permitted development rights, must still get building regulations approval.
What is Building Regulations Approval?
The government building regulations compliance program helps to make sure that any new building structure, whether it be a renovation, conversion or extension, either commercial or residential, is going to be safe and sound for all that come across or use the new structure.
How does the building regulations control and approval process work?
Once the application is approved by the council control team in your area, it is normal for you to be issued with an inspection service plan before the work commences. This will profile the different stages of the work that will require inspecting by them. It will differ in most cases and depend on the intricacy and size of your development project, the kind of conversion that you will be completing, the age of the existing construction, building type, the condition of the ground and the builder that you are using, basically their experience in this type of construction work.
Once you have informed the local area to you building control team of your intentions to build and you start the project, then they will pay you a visit at different stages laid out within your personal inspection service plan. This will allow the council surveyors to come around and check the work and approve things throughout the project's progression.
When all the work is finished to a satisfactory level, the building controllers will issue you with your very own completion certificate. This means all the work that has been done is in good order, safe and up to the regulatory standard.
Just because planning permission may not need to be granted on your house extension or conversion project, there is no way of getting away from the fact that you will still need the approval from your local council building regulations department.
If you fail to adhere to these building control procedures, then you have breached the set-out regulations which can impose serious implications, prosecution and unlimited fines. Also, it may invalidate your current home insurance, making it void and your local authorities can execute their rights and issue you, the building owner with a request to alter the work to abide by the regulations or remove the building work altogether.
So you must get building regulations approval and the correct certification, otherwise, it can adversely affect the sale of your property at a later date, if you decide to relocate.
There are minimum requirements for things like
Drainage - External Walls - Bathrooms - Kitchens - Internal Walls - Roofs - Structural Integrity - Damp Proofing - Insulation - Ventilation - Energy Efficiency - Fire Safety
Since the recent relaxation of the permitted development rules, there are lots of reasons why you may want to construct and add an extension onto your existing home. Whatever the reason you must consider a few things and rules when you are in the planning stages. The first and major consideration to take into account is the intended size of your new house extension.
You can run into a variety of difficulties which you will need to be aware of and think about. Below is a selection of concerns and considerations. As always we are only a phone call away, if you would like to discuss any of these concerns and require a consultation and quotation for an extension of any kind, then do please get in touch and we guide you, construct and project manage your intended extension from beginning to completion.
Here is a helpful link to Nottingham City Councils Permitted Development House Extension and change of use page. Click Here
Type of Property
Depending on the type of property you are currently living in and contemplating the conversion of some description, there are certain rules set in place for your particular type of property. For instance and example flats, maisonettes do not have permitted development rights. This can sometimes be the case for a property that has been converted previously at some stage in its history. If you think that you come under these categories then please check with your local planning authorities beforehand to be on the safe side. More details of these issues below or you can go over the UK Governments https://www.planningportal.co.uk/
Previous Home Extensions
It's worth checking whether your house or the property in question has had any building work completed in the form of a house extension of some sort in the past. Has anyone that has previously lived in the property or yourselves extended the house as far back as 1948, if so, then you might find that your allowance for building a new extension will not be permitted as it’s already been used up? This is a rule that you may not be aware of, especially if a previous owner has extended before. This sort of problem can occur and is worth checking out to avoid any disappointments or disasters at a later date.
Listed Properties and Heritage Sites
Any listed property will have its own set of rules. If your house is included within this category you will have to check the various restrictions that will be placed against it. This could be anything from not being allowed to change any part of the building structure or you may be just restricted to the type of extension you are permitted to develop. Also if you reside on a world heritage site, you may not have any permitted development rights whatsoever, so it's a good idea to check if you think that this would affect you and your property.
There are a variety of strict specific rules which need to be followed to comply and be sure that you are constructing your extension correctly as you don't want to come across and cause problems at a later date. A few that come to mind is you might not be allowed to have a balcony, raised veranda or platforms or the extension itself cannot be constructed any taller than your existing buildings.
Any extension must not take up any more than 50% of the existing outdoor space or garden areas that are available in the home.
Any single-storey extension cannot be more than 4 metres in height if the extension is within 2 metres of your property boundary lines.
Front extension Approval
Front extensions of any sort are not allowed under the normal rules and regulations. If this is something that you were planning and have in mind, then you will need to go through the correct channels for consent to be granted. In most cases, it will be denied, but there are occasions and situations where it might get approved, all depends on your particular situation and local authority approval.
Side Extension Rules
There are some specified regulations for side extensions. As an example, when constructed they cannot front onto the road in the slightest degree. It can only be a one storey extension and it must only stretch out to a maximum of 3 metres out from the existing property. Also, it can’t be over 50% over the width of the initial house.
Single Storey rear extension rules
If your planning to build a single-storey rear type extension on your home, as these are the most commonly constructed home extensions, then you'll need to obey the same identical rules, however, there are rules that are not as strict here and more relaxed, what it means and suggests is that you can extend a detached house at the rear up to 8 metres, or up to 6 metres for other types of houses. But what you need to do is notify the surrounding area and if you receive any objections you could and maybe get blocked by the authorities from actually building your proposed extension.
Double storey rear extension rules
If you're in the planning stage and thinking of a double-storey rear extension development, then the rules are slightly more stringent. Take for example that you will only be able to extend out by 3 metres from your original house, and no closer than 7 metres to the rear boundary. The roof is another issue that needs careful attention as it must match your current roof, or as close as you can. The upper floor windows that are side facing must have obscurity glass installed and any opening that is present needs to be at least 1.7 metres above ground floor level.
As you can start to see, there are still certain planning rules that need to be considered and taken into account when planning the building work of your new house extension, even if it does comes under a "permitted development". If you are looking for extension builders in Nottingham, give us a call as we can offer you the help and guidance that you may be looking for.
House Extension Quotation
More precise details can be obtained from the Governments planning portal website or
please feel free to contact us at anytime to arrange a free consultation to discuss extending your home. Together with free advice and a fully prepared transparent quotation.
How much for a house extension?
Without trying to evade this common question, it's very important to understand that this is a very expansive question, as there are too many variables to consider and it would not be very professional to predict a firm price without taking all these variables into account first.
Depending on the type of home extension you require, your available budget, your personal tastes, the type of property, scale of the project and what you would like to achieve. As you can see, until we acquire this knowledge its would be difficult to say the least. So if you require a house extension cost, then please call now for your FREE Quotation and friendly advice.
Consultation and Quotation
The above can be worked out through our initial consultation and meeting to find out your exact requirements. This way we can get a picture, feel and scale of your conversion project and work together with you to design and construct something special. We can then work out and prepare a no-nonsense transparent quotation to meet your needs.
Plan what you need your new extension for
You should always consider and think first on what you would like to change about your current property. This will stand you good ground on your future house extension project. It's far better to plan an extension for a specific use rather than just say, I want more room on the ground floor. By this I mean, think about the exact reason why you want to gain this extra space within your home? Do you want to extend the kitchen, add another bedroom or create another room for a home office? Being more specific will give your architect a better understanding of what you want to achieve so they can design, plan and offer better advice professional advice when dealing with your enquiry.
The Different Types of House Extension Services
Single storey extension
This is the type of house extension that only takes up to one storey. We usually place a single-storey extension at the back or side of your property. This is one of the most popular extension services among our customers. This usually opens up the house to establish a connection with the garden.
We consider a single story extension even with a few meters into the garden as highly significant as it creates a considerable difference that makes an added wow to the house. We decorate the house extension with a pitched roof and skylights, which sets into it, giving it a dazzling look.
This type of house extension opens up your rooms' potential not only on the ground floors but also on the rest of the storeys in the house.
Based on the size of your room, we can either enlarge the existing rooms or create new rooms. This is a popular type of house extension, which come with challenges regarding planning approvals. When you call us for your project, we examine its nature and evaluate how the house transformations will affect the neighbouring properties. Your property type and general design are the primary key facts that need to be paid for. With our extension services, the cost is reasonable and competitive, and we work hard to ensure that your house, however tall it may be, doesn't lose sunlight; neither does it shade the rooms and gardens of the neighbouring houses.
General Extension Works
Whatever the general extension idea you have in mind, whether restoration or conversion, we can make your dream come true. We have all the resources and skill set to see through building restoration or installation project. Regardless of how diverse or complex your project is, our dedicated team has comprehensive know-how to implement any project size. Our team closely works with experts such as:
When it comes to upgrading your house, a rear extension can be a great way to add that extra space and also get a get a good return on your investment if you ever decide to sell and vacate the property at a later date. As always it can be lucrative and beneficial to complete any kind of renovations and improve the aesthetics of your house, but as a kitchen is a central hub and important factor, i always feel a kitchen extension has that "no lose" investment factor. If your present kitchen is small and very outdated then upgrading and extending out can be an appealing prospect. If you are either plan on staying there or building out to attract better buyers, whatever the reason a kitchen extension makes perfect sense.
There are all sorts of ways to extend your ground floor and add a kitchen extension to your property. We can take a look at the space that is available to you and advise on the best type of extension and a way forward to suit your requirements.
Typical ground floor extensions
This type of extension can create much-needed space at the rear of your property and project the kitchen out into your garden. Depending on the amount of garden or patio space you are prepared to sacrifice. It can really make a huge difference to a terrace house or houses that do not have an alley and side returns present. A rear extension type of conversion will usually stretch across the full length of the property and push out to an agreed depth into the garden area.
Will extending my kitchen at the rear of my property add value to my home?
As this will add a good amount of square footage you can almost certainly say yes it will add value. This type of house extension will usually not require planning permission. People like to build these rear extensions to add a dining area to their kitchens or an island set, for whatever reason you choose i have never seen anyone disappointed in the end result, they are always astounded at the amount of extra room the have gained through the process.
Double-storey rear extensions and ideas
If you need even more extra space due to an ever-expanding family, then a rear extension with 2 floors could be the option for you. An example would be to extend your kitchen or lounge on the ground floor and place an extra bedroom or study above. Sometimes this can be more cost-effective than moving house and you will always experience an increase in your properties value doing so. These double-storey rear extensions can be adapted to your requirements as always so you can add your personal touch in the process. Things like skylights at the top or large bi-folding doors on the ground floor that open right out and bring a connection to your garden and nature.
Rear extensions cost
Obviously, a single-storey rear extension will be considerably less than a two-storey rear extension. Whatever you choose a lot can depend on the design and what you wanting to achieve as an end product. If you just want something basic, we can do that for you on a budget or maybe the project that you have in mind is more complex, and we can cater for that too. To be honest every extension is unique and people have different visions and budgets available. The best way forward is to contact us for a free consultation, no-obligation survey and quotation.
Side Return Extension
The side return extension can really work well on Georgian or Victorian homes that have the luxury of side alleyways present in their structure. The ground floor width can be extended to as much as 3 metres, offering a great solution for these properties. They can be transformed into big light filled areas that were usually drab and dark. With purpose built and positioned skylights and large glass doors, it can really transform your new kitchen extension to a new dimension and luxury living at it's best.
What is a side return extension?
These types of extensions are a great way to extend end terraces or semi-detached properties. A side return is that strip of land that runs down the side of the ground floor. Usually it's a wasted space full of rubbish bins, bikes and generally used for nothing. Extending your house over this space is known in the trade as a side return extension.
If you look at your house face on at the front it can seem that you would not gain much space, but i assure you it can make a huge difference to the inside layout by adding this extra footage. Your home will no doubt feel more spacious, liveable and functional.
Our architect or yours can work closely with you to make the most of your new living space.
Smaller properties can gain extra kitchen space through the existing galley area being opened out into a kitchen diner, breakfast bar or even an island set-up. If your family is expanding and your children are staying home for more years than expected, then this can add some much needed living space.
Let there be light
The thing i really like about these types of side return extensions is the amount of natural light they can create in your home environment. Good options to consider would be good quality sky lights if you are building a single storey brick built extension, or alternatively a full glass roof structure.
Other ideas and options to bring the outside in is having bi-folding or large sliding glass doors as these can really let the light flood in, or even floor to ceiling windows.
The creation of a large space is always best planned ahead and to consider what you will be using this new area for?. In my view it's always best to knock through from your existing wall which will create a much larger space, otherwise you will have a narrow corridor room that might not be appealing. Building a more contemporary open plan space for say a kitchen diner may need to be checked by a structural engineer first. The older Victorian and Edwardian houses can be extended right through the kitchen and living rooms making for one large inviting open plan area, If this is what you require then steel support beams will need to be installed within the extension building process.
The Wrap around House Extension
The wrap-around type of house extension brings both a side return and a rear extension together to form an L-shaped area. With the proper design, it will result in a much larger, brighter room with a superior and luxurious connection to your garden.
What is a wrap around Extension
This style of extension makes good use of the side return, which is more often than not a disused space full of rubbish bins, bikes and garden items when combined with the rear extension it offers the advantage that you gain some much needed extra space all around without taking out too much of your garden or patio area.
The L-shaped extension space allows for more adaptable designs, whether you would like a bigger more open-plan kitchen-diner, extended living room or to make extra rooms like an office, a study that could double up as a spare bedroom for overnight guests and family, utility room or playroom for your children. The possibilities are endless. Another good design application is to place a series of skylights positioned to let in maximum light and full-length glass windows or a bi-folding door. All these modern designs and ideas can really help you achieve a stunning, modern and spacious living solution for you and your family.
Advantages of a wraparound House Extension
House Extensions and Building Regulations
Every house extension, even if it's built according to the permitted development rights, must still get building regulations approval.
There are minimum requirements for things like
Drainage - External Walls - Bathrooms - Kitchens - Internal Walls - Roofs - Structural Integrity - Damp Proofing - Insulation - Ventilation - Energy Efficiency - Fire Safety
Garage and Loft Conversions
If you have a basement, garage or loft in your home, we can redesign it to make it look unique. While many homeowners are worried about how to convert the spaces they already possess, we will surprise you by handling the work and completing it at a reasonable price. You don't have to suffer the headache of having to move your house.
Garden Room Extensions
These are ideal if you have the space or would just rather have a detached garden building that is separate to your main property.
The demand for garden rooms are on the increase and popular option for creating bespoke space within the boundary of your property. These types of constructions differ immensely from your average summer house or timber building.
What is a garden room?
An external garden room is a luxury timber or steel framed structure. They can be cladded in timber or composite material. You have many different styles, sizes and models to choose from and they can be adapted and tailored to suit your particular needs and specifications. Our Garden rooms are fully insulated, double glazed, full electrics and plumbed in for water if a supply is necessary.
They can be built and attached to your existing home, but most often they are constructed as a stand-alone building within the grounds or garden of your house.
Garden room ideas
Customers require us to construct these buildings for all-sorts of reasons. It could be for a home office (most popular at present) games room, play room, man cave, home gym or maybe a studio to pursue your hobby or small business. Some customers have them built for a private getaway, a space for relaxation or meditation purposes.
We offer a vast range of timber or steel framed, composite clad buildings that come in a choice of colours, sizes and designs, all depending on your requirements.
Benefits from our garden rooms
Do i need planning permission for a garden building?
Garden rooms or garden buildings as they are sometimes called, more often than not come under permitted development and will not require any planning permission granted. As always, there will be exceptions, such as, conservation areas, listed buildings and existing covenants. Please check first.
Any house extension construction will follow some basic principals and a series of events. We have simplified the different stages of the building process to give the homeowner an idea of what is involved in the building of a typical house extension project.
May i just point out, before any building work can commence, permission must be granted by your local authority.
1) Generate architectural drawing for proposed extension
2) Obtain local authority approval
3) Building of foundations
4) Building the external walls
5) Install and fit insulation
6) New roof Installation
7) Knock through and produce opening into main residence
8) Install any new steels if required
9) Install new structural walls and floor
10) Install floor insulation material
11) Construct internal stud wall and insulate
12) Plumbing, heating and electrical first fixings
13) All new windows fitted where applicable
14) Final plasterboard fitting and complete plastering of walls and ceilings.
15) Complete all final fixings of plumbing, heating, electrics, and carpentry.
16) Add finishing touches and remove all excess building waste and clean area.
How can i find out more about having a garden room built by you?
Just contact us on 0115-824-1812 for a FREE consultation and FREE Quotation
or just fill out our contact form and we will contact you within 24 hours
Why Choose us?
While there're so many companies offering house extension services in Nottingham, getting the right choice for your needs may take some time. We’re the right service not only for residents in the city centre but also those in the areas surrounding the city.
Once you get to know us you will be happy that you've landed in the right place. We’re located in Nottingham. Our services are based on:
Over the years we have been in Nottingham, we have completed many house extension projects, both commercial and residential. Our commitment doesn't end at the point we register the success with our clients, as we're always committed to continuing offering quality services even in the years to come.
To ensure courteous compliance with the government provisions, we have incorporated various steps in our work processes. Such steps include:
We offer home extension services professionally and courteously and to the high standard according to the construction regulations of the UK government.
Clients who come seeking our services contact us for friendly, helpful guidance or a free no-obligation quotation. If you're looking for the best home extension service in Nottingham, we’re ready and glad to help you get the services you deserve, and we're the right place for you.
We live in an era where we see old fashioned values being misplaced. We will always refresh you by being one of the services that you can trust.
When providing services to clients, we put several core values before everything else to
ensure quality and excellent services for our clients. We never forget the relevance of:
These are the values that seem to have dwindled in most avenues of modern home extension services.
Our professional ethics have significantly allowed us to rise above as the most trusted and recommended home extension service not only in Nottingham but also in the surrounding areas. We have our core values that help to steer the success of the company. These core values include:
Alongside these core values, we have hugely benefitted from the recommendation from our previous customers. Having offered excellent quality services to our previous clients, the successful extension projects have been followed by numerous recommendations, which have seen more clients seeking our services. As such, we have been able to enjoy repeat businesses over and over again, just like we planned.
Our primary aim is to work to perfection. With us, there’s a smart portfolio of the commercial and residential projects we have completed over the past years. When you come to us, we
The reason we preserve the portfolio of our past house extension projects is to present you with evidence that by taking us into your project, the quality will be a guarantee. Our previous customers will provide you with relevant information about past experience with us. This will then allow you to see the standard and quality we strive to preserve in all our contracts.
Our Knowledge in House Extension Projects
We have experts and professionals with extensive knowledge in both commercial and domestic sectors. Our experts are;
With such experts, we assure you of our commitment to seeing your project through with the highest level of professionalism. Alongside making your project a success, we shall be keeping our high reputation intact in the long run. This is because reputation builds a company, and a company’s reputation is as good as an individual’s own reputation.
Party wall act: What is it exactly?
The party wall act is an important ruling that needs to be seriously taken into account, especially if you are in the process of planning any up and coming building work that will affect a shared wall that you and your neighbours have together.
If you reside in a semi-detached property, flat or terraced house, then these types will most likely involve a shared wall of some kind. Before any building work commences a party wall agreement needs to be drafted either by a surveyor or by using this handy template This is to ensure that any of your building work, for example, excavation or structural work does not affect your neighbour's structure in any way. It’s always your best interest to serve your adjoining neighbours with a party wall act beforehand.
What is the 1996 party wall act?
This is a piece of government legislation that was brought in and covers England and Wales is designed to prevent (or anticipated event) any type of construction related disagreements between you and your neighbour with clear and concise legal type framework, in case any building disputes come to light. It’s basically there to prevent building work completed by one household that could impair the structural integrity of the surrounding neighbour's properties.
What is a party wall?
Any kind of wall that is shared and separates two adjoining homes, where the owner of either side has interests. In a simplistic example, if the owner of either side of the wall commits a trespass of any kind or carries out building work, they need consent from the adjoining neighbour. To be honest this is a complex subject and can cover numerous types of walls.
Party walls and what it means for house extensions
In regard to building an extension, the party wall act applies mostly to the digging out and excavation of footings and foundations that are in the close proximity to a neighbours property. Any excavation work under normal circumstances needs to be 3 meters from the neighbouring properties where the new footings are deeper than their existing properties building foundations.
Most older type properties usually have shallower footings; it's a given factor that the new extension foundations are significantly deeper anyway. If you are in any considerable doubt it could be worth having your building control surveyor check if there are any foundation records available.
The Party Wall Act and the Foundations
All house extensions, basement conversions and new builds will require foundations to be excavated and this is the main area of concern for the Party Wall Act.
None of your neighbouring property owners wants to risk their own foundations for the sake of yours!
This is why you must give them notice under the Party Wall Act if you are indeed excavating new foundations that will be deeper than the foundations of your neighbour's property.
This will mean they are within three meters of their boundary, or six metres if a forty-five-degree will be formed between the bottom of the new foundations and the ones belonging to your neighbour's house.
The precise forms you need to issue will depend on the type of work you want to carry out. You can download a free Party Wall form
The Party Wall Act booklet supplied by the UK government can be obtained and downloaded or you can order a copy at communities.gov.uk).
Once the notice letter has been completed, you can present this together with a copy of the Act and explanatory booklet, to your neighbour or neighbours around two months before starting your proposed building work..
Do I need an architect?
It’s possible that you know people that have built and designed their own extensions, or their builder has completed the design work. So the simple answer is no you don’t. It all depends on how complex of a design you would like to construct.
If you are a customer who is certain of what you would like your design to be and it falls under the “permitted development rights” we can certainly build your extension under the building regulations criteria rather than proceed to get plans drawn up by an architect, and indeed this will save you money.
Alternatively, if you feel that you do require help with a complex design for your house extension project, then we have a panel of experienced architects and structural engineers should you need their professional services beforehand.
FREE Project Management
Any type of house extension constructed on a customer's property can be a daunting prospect for some people and I can see why as there are so many things to consider and it can quite easily spiral out of control if not properly managed.
You will be happy to know that every one of our clients is taken care of by our very own in-house project management. And the best part is that this is absolutely FREE of charge and part of our overall building service package. This ensures that all phases run efficiently through to completion, and any problems are dealt with by the project manager.
Your project manager will direct all the tradesmen seamlessly through each of the building phases, such as brickwork, electrics, plumbing, plastering, flooring and roofing. Every professional trade will be called upon to apply their particular skill when required.
This also helps you as a customer to only deal with only one person throughout the whole building process, your focused and dedicated project manager. So if you have any immediate concerns you can go directly to him for advice and reassurance.
There are many things to take into consideration first, that could affect whether you need to go forward with applications for planning permission as they may or may not affect your planning approval. Here is a selection of reasons why your planning permission could be refused,
Always a good idea to go about advising your neighbours before the intended planning application. Most likely they will be concerned about the planning proposal and the actual work that will be involved, which could affect them directly or indirectly to their personal property and therefore standard of living.
To be honest there is no design that is right or wrong. But saying that, a good well thought out design by an architect of an extension is much more likely to add value to your home, be more acceptable to you and your neighbours and be more aesthetically pleasing all round.
Surrounding Nature and Wildlife:
Any of your building proposals may have an adverse effect on the local wildlife and the surrounding area. This is a factor that will be taken into account during the planning and considered the local council in your area.
Environmental and Health Issues:
This part covers all the health and safety notions of the surrounding people that are living and working in this area and how your building proposal may affect them.
Trees: that surround the area
Many trees are protected by tree preservation orders, this means that any planning permission must take these into account. It’s possible to check individual trees this out with a phone call to the local Nottingham council and their tree services department
In most cases you don’t need permission to plant a new hedgerow in your own garden, there are also no restrictions on just how tall the hedge may grow. But you are responsible for the hedges maintenance. iI the hedge does become a nuisance and problem, this lies with the owner.
New fencing, Walls and gates
You will need to apply for a planning permission if your intention is to add a new fence, wall or gate. This echoes the point that if intended changes of the surrounding streetscape will usually mean planning approval will be required.
Any conservation areas:
Full planning permission will be required if any external modifications are needed. There are a multitude of different types of conservation orders, being aware of these orders will certainly help with the winning of your building application or even if you have to go through the appeal process.
All Listed Buildings:
Full planning permission will be required if any external alterations are wanted. Listed buildings come under a different grading structure. Usually with clever and subtle designs concepts, these obstacles and hurdles of listed buildings can be ironed out..
Adverts and signage:
If an advertisement is larger than 0.3 square metres then you will have to apply for planning permission. Also if the projected advert is for intended non-residential use
House Extension Ideas
The housing market is increasingly becoming unpredictable. As such, many people opt to stay in their current homes and find experts to extend their houses rather than moving. While there’re many ways to increase the house spaces, the best way to add more space and value to your house is to build and extension either at the back, or side or on the roof of the house.
There're many house extension services in the market, but getting the most qualified has remained a challenge to most homeowners. You will need to be vigilant not to waste your hard-earned money in the process. Contact us today! We are extension builders Nottingham
If you are searching on google for loft conversions near me, or either garage and basement conversions, I am pleased to inform you that we have you covered in that department, check out this little selection of towns and Village around the Nottinghamshire area, we have completed all kinds of conversions and building work in these local places over the years. We are always adding to this extensive list for our profile and hope we can offer our fantastic services to you in the near future.
Arnold, Bulwell, Beeston, Basford, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Colwick, derby, Mapperley, Mansfield, Papplewick, Ravenshead, Hucknall, West Bridgford, Ruddington, Bingham, Wollaton, Long Eaton, Eastwood, The Park, Alexandra Park, Rushcliffe, Toton, Breaston, Barton, Woodthorpe and Lucknow Drive, Bramcote, Risley, Stapleford, Chilwell, Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham, Leicester.
We also complete other kinds of property conversions around the Nottingham area. If you are looking for basement conversion ideas or garage conversion ideas, we can help and guide you to make the right choice. Alternatively you can return and browse our Home page.
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