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.
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.
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/
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".
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.
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 feel and picture 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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, 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.
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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