Why opt for an extension?
If you love where you live and have the space to extend then a single or double height extension can give you the additional space you need without the expense and hassle of moving. In an article published in The Telegraph in April 2015 the average costs of moving were quoted at almost £12,000.00! That’s in addition to extra you are likely to be paying for moving to the house that gives you the space you desire.
How can Creating Better Homes help?
We undertake, all types of extensions including those to extend a garage at the point of conversion. Often we will be creating an additional space to enlarge and house a new kitchen, extend a lounge or dining area, provide a home office, or add new bedroom(s) and bathroom/en-suite. Whether you own a house, bungalow or cottage, the possibilities are endless. Remember, an extension doesn’t have to be constructed in on obvious way from traditional materials, how about a glazed wall or oak framed bi-fold doors, a vaulted ceiling with skylights or a flat ceiling with a glazed lantern could flood a new kitchen space with natural light.
Planning permission and Building Regulations
An extension or addition to your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to certain limits and conditions
Most extensions of properties do require approval under the building regulations. Having an extension completed by Creating Better Homes that meets building regulations ensures elements such as the foundations, flooring, ventilation, fire safety with appropriate doors and windows, insulation, electrics, roof, external and internal walls and drainage have been considered and met.
Once you are ready to extend please call us and arrange a home visit. Jason will come and meet with you and discuss what you hope to achieve, look at your plans if you have them and use this process to understand how you like to use your space/home. Where appropriate he will use his 20 plus years of experience and knowledge to make suggestions in order to help optimise your space whilst still achieving what you need from your home.
Why choose Creating Better Homes team of professional builders?
The advantage of using our team of expert builders is that you can be assured the project will be completed to both our and your exacting standards – just see our customer testimonials for independent assurance. We work closely with the local building inspector where required to ensure any works are signed off upon completion. We always use Gas Safe registered engineers where required and ‘Part P / NIC EIC’ registered electricians for all of our domestic work.
If you want further assurance, please look at pictures of our projects both on Facebook and on the site.