House Extension Specialists London
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- Unparalleled Experience in House Extensions
- No-Hassle Start to Finish Project Management
- Beautiful House Extensions at an Affordable Price!
London's Leading House Extension Company specialises in Home, Kitchen, Garage, Loft, Rear, Wrap-around and Side-return extensions. With a House Extension, you can add more living space to your home and increase the value of your property. Our bespoke house extension services incorporates planning, design till full project completion. We accommodate all house extension requirements in West and North LondonContact us!
We are the house extension specialists around the London area and No1 ranked House Extension company in Google. We are by your side throughout the process, from getting planning permission to the final installation phase.
We will cater to all your extension requirements, fully tailored to you needs.
Our prices are all fixed and do not come with any surprises later. Our quotations are clear and concise, with no hidden costs.
We undertake all specialist, custom house extensions like rear kitchen extension to double-storey side extension.
We will give you a dedicated project manager throughout the construction phase of your house.
Our House Renovation team has been working for over two decades now. We offer a full 10-year warranty on our construction work.
We are the No1 Ranking House Extensions Company in Google with the most visits in London!
Most of the people always dreamt to Refurbish their home from start to finish to make it a dream house. Paint the House from inside and outside, replace the flooring, re-landscape the front and back lawns, install a new bathroom and kitchen hardware are the primary focal points, during the renovation. House renovations would be an excellent investment for your London home, which will give you a feeling of living in a lively house, within the budget and without the hassle of moving. At House extension, we take care of all of your requirements and carry out a house renovation with the quality and the highest standards.
House extension London, strongly agrees with the fact that the renovation work should be done with perfection, to turn it into the dream home you imagined it could be. You can take any of our construction projects with confidence while our team does the heavy lifting for you. Remodelling work may include the removal of walls or the expansion of your home, through the extension, lost conversion, or the construction of the cellar or basement. No matter if you need a modern-day appearance or classic interior design, House extension London is your refurbishment specialist, ready to Design & Build your dream project. From the imagining of an idea to the realization of your dream, at every step, our team will stay with you at every step of the process.
House extension London specializes in House Refurbishments, renovations, interior designing. We are a complete contracting resource providing exceptional service. We identify the need and carry out a condition survey on the property before planning the work. It helps to understand the need of work required for the renovation. Our expert management team will visit your property and provide you with a detailed estimate.
Once you decide to appoint House extension London for your house renovation project, we will assign you a dedicated, highly experienced and qualified project manager. The project manager will issue a schedule of works, will check the environment is safe throughout the project and ensure that tradespeople will follow strict health and safety policies through the renovation. Appointing an experienced builder with the renovation can help you to keep many of the original features untouched and in restoring the property while carrying out repairs to as close to its unique style as possible.
House extension London gives you complete peace of mind and will turn out as your best choice for carrying out your house renovation. However, we would be here to rectify and settle your refurbishment right if there is an issue.
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A house or kitchen extension is an investment in your home, so we know you will have a few questions before you get started.
A standard house extension takes between 7 to 9 weeks for the initial build. And a further 5-7 weeks for installation of kitchen and other facilities. Overall, there size of the building and the scope of the extension are the major factors on how long the house extension will take.
Our lead times are currently at 3-4 weeks, assuming you have the architectural plans, structural calculations, and party wall notices ready. House Extension London have teams all over London and the home counties. Wherever you are based, we can get your house or kitchen extension started in as little as two weeks. If you have any questions, contact our highly experienced team who will guide you through the whole process in much more detail.
House extension is one of the fastest and most effective way to add value to your house. An expertly constructed and finished house or kitchen extension can add up to 25% value to your house. It’s a fantastic amount of value added to your house instead of spending this on stamp duty when moving home. At House Extension London, we believe you should prefer moving up instead of moving out.
Our process of House extension in Home starts with a site survey where our surveyor will visit your property and guide you on what is possible. All this will be free of charge as it’s a no-obligation quotation. After the site visit, you will be provided with a rough quote until we have the structural calculations ready. Once you are happy with the quote, we will draw a contract to be signed and give you a start date. House Extension London tries to cater for all our customers needs and we are proud to be one of London’s best extension builders.
We review our prices every quarter to take into consideration price increases of materials and inflation too. Our quotations are therefore value for up to four months. In this time period, you can alter your quote to suit your needs if needed. We will work alongside you to alter any design you want until you are fully satisfied with it.
A recent article from Uswitch (https://www.uswitch.com/loans/guides/home-improvements-that-can-add-value-to-your-home/) states that a Kitchen extension will add up to £3k per m2. We suggest to speak to your local agent in Home to get an idea of the estimated increase in value of your extension.
Permitted development guidelines for the house extension size can vary based on the type of property you are extending. As a general estimate is that 3m is allowed for a terraced and semi-detached properties. Detached properties can get up to 4m without planning permission.
You will need planning permission for an extension when the design and size of the extension exceeds the provisions of permitted development. If you live in a flat or conservation area you will need to apply for planning permission regardless of the design and size of the extension.
Once the planning application has been submitted to the local authority, it can take up to 8 weeks. It takes between 4 to 8 weeks for an architect to prepare and submit the plans. Ideally, we suggest to give at least 3 months in advance for the construction company to start the process.
By adding a house extension, the demand for current hot water and heating systems will increase. You might need to change to a new boiler that has a bigger output. Many homes tend to install a hot water cylinder when extending their property to the rear.
Your neighbours cannot stop you from constructing up to, or even on, the boundary between your properties, even if it requires access onto their land. This issue is not covered by planning or building control. If you are undertaking a house extension that involves digging or building foundations within 3m of the boundary, party wall or party wall structure, or digging foundations within 6m of a boundary, this sort of work will require you to comply with the party wall act. You will need a surveyor to act on your behalf. Such an act does not apply in Scotland.
If your house extension will be built over or near a seer, you have to contact your local water board before work commences. In many cases, your architect will have to draw plans on how you intend to change the pipework, and these will be submitted to the water board for approval. It can take up to 3-4 weeks to get this approved and we strongly suggest not to start any work before obtaining a letter of approval.
Yes, it is normal to live on the site throughout the house extension, however there will be dust and mess and it can slow down the progress as the builders will try to work around your life. If you are not prepared to live with the disruption, then you should surely look for temporary accommodation especially during the dusty stage.
Yes, before you commence your construction project, you will need to submit either a building notice or a full planning application to building control. A building notice will allow you to start the work quickly but there will be lack of protection that a building control has signed off on the construction work. In this case, you will be liable to correct any work that faults to meet building regulations standard upon inspection.
Regardless of whether planning permission is required or not, any sort, any construction project must comply with the building regulations. You need to make sure that whoever undertakes the work can self-certify the work, for example, FENSA accredited window fitters, Gas Safe engineers, NIXEIC registered electricians and so on. If these requirements are not met, you could be served notice to take the extension down and will have trouble selling your home without relevant building regulations certificates.
Before starting your house and kitchen extension, its vital you give as much information as possible on what you want from the house extension, your timings, how and when you intend to pay them and what penalties will be in place if deadlines are missed. The architect will send you a detailed plan and a contract to sign.
If your house extension requires any structural changes to your home, you may need a structural engineer. A structural engineer can provide the technical drawings and calculations which can be used to get building regulation approval. This will also be used by the construction company during the house extension work.
This sort of rear roof extension is popular for single-story kitchen extensions.
This extension requires more space and is perfectly suited for larger properties.
This type of extension is a modern twist to the usual roof extensions, recognised by the triangle roof.
Multi-storey extension is the best option if you have a luxurious detached, semi-detached or end of terrace house in London.
This is one of the most popular house extensions across London which adds good amount of space and increases value.
This sort of extension has been popular for kitchen extensions in many terraced, semi-detached houses in London.
This type of house extension runs on the side and rear of the house filling the maximum space at the back.
This house extension is perfect in filling up and transforming those narrow spaces in the house.
This house extension is ideal for large properties that have space to the side and rear of the house.
I have had a site survey how long will it take to receive my quotation?
Once a London house extension project manager has visited your property and carried out a survey it will take no longer than 7 working days for you to receive a comprehensive quotation, sometimes we can quote on the same day! If you have not received your quotation within the 7 working day period please check your junk folder, as sometimes quotations end up there by mistake. If you would like to discuss your quotation or add extra things on to your design, then please don’t hesitate to speak with one of our friendly advisors.
What does the build quotation include?
The quotation allows for everything that is required to construct the ‘shell and core’ of the extension. This means we’ll get your home to a watertight shell and install the windows, external doors, lights and plumbing – everything to get the final sign off from Building Control. We can help with the final decoration, kitchen fitting, bathroom fitting and floor fitting should you wish.
How much does it cost?
The potential cost of a kitchen extension can be calculated accurately when detailed designs and the full specification are established beforehand, along with a site survey to identify any potential issues before the build starts. The size and scope of the kitchen extension will dictate the amount of work involved, along with the cost of materials, and this is how the build quote is reached. At London House Extension, we take all the information we have about your proposed works, carry out a site survey and produce a detailed quote for your specific requirements. Our prices are fixed, although if you make changes to the plan during the build, there may be additional costs.
What factors affect your planning options?
House type, flats, maisonettes, and listed buildings always require a full planning application Location. Homes in conservation areas can have their permitted development rights limited, while rules differ between England, Scotland, and Wales Project size: only projects that follow height and volume requirements will qualify for permitted development rights Project type: not all extension types fall under permitted development, notable exceptions are wraparounds and basement retrofits Design. the permitted development route tends to be best suited to conservative designs that are in keeping with the existing house aesthetics
Can I visit a completed project?
Yes, you can visit a completed project House Extension London have executed extensions in London, kitchen extensions in North London, plus all the surrounding London areas and so if you are living in London and require an extension it is likely that there will be some of Hose Extension London’s work in the vicinity and we are more than happy to share references with you.
If we decide to use House Extension London architectural service, how long does it take to get plans drawn up?
Our process of building extensions in London and all surrounding London area begins with a site survey where a House Extension London surveyor will visit your home, completely free of charge. Once the visit has taken place, you will be provided with a quote – this quote isn’t set in stone, House Extension London can change the quote as many times as needed before you commit. Once the contract is signed (with the set time scale), the plans can begin to be drawn up. With all the above taken into consideration, it takes us, on average, between 4 – 5 weeks from signing the contract to get our clients to agree on a set of plans, but of course we have had faster approvals if a client is in a particular hurry. House Extension London aims to cater to every client’s individual needs, and we pride ourselves on being the best extension builder in London.
What is the difference between permitted development rights and planning permissions for extensions?
With Planning permission, you are asking the council if your proposed extension is acceptable. It is open to rejection by them and/or your neighbours and will have to follow the local development plan. With permitted development you are asking the council to simply confirm that your plan fits within the permitted development criteria. The council will issue you a Lawful Development Letter if they agree. Technically you are not required to have the Lawful Development letter in place before the work starts and in fact there is no law stating you must have it. This allows clients who request it, to start the work without waiting for the Lawful Development Letter, thus saving time.
What documentation do I need for a house extension?
Here at House Extension London, we can deal with most paperwork required. This includes Planning Permission. Building notice, Architectural Plans, Structural Drawings, Build over agreement.
What is the Design Process?
You will need detailed drawings and planning permission before you can start your build, and this is where our design service comes in useful. Our in-house team of architects will work with you to develop your design and we will take you through planning via your local council. Our drawings include enough detail to satisfy Building Control, if they have any questions throughout the build, we will support you and answer any questions or quires you may have even if you chose to build with another company
Can I just commit to the design or build phase only?
Yes, absolutely. We offer a two-stage process, so you can commit to the Design phase and leave the Build out to tender or complete Design with other company and get only Build Phase from us.
How much disruption should I expect throughout the build phase of an extension?
There is no doubt that building work can at times be disruptive and slightly stressful, after all we are completely altering your home! However, there are certain tips and measures that can be taken to ease this process. If budget allows, you may decide the best way to avoid the disruption is to move out throughout the construction phase. However, we know at times this can be unrealistic and costly. Other steps are to build temporary kitchens to enable you to still cook and clean, or to build stud partitions to block out the dust from the rest of your home. Always remember to pack away any valuables or anything that could potentially be damaged as materials and equipment will be making their way through your home. It’s important to remember all the disruption will be worthwhile when you have your brand new
What is your guarantee on all structural work?
At House Extension London, all our extensions are backed by our specialist 10-year guarantee on all structural work.
How do I appoint Building Control?
If you do choose to build with us, your appointed project manager will take you through the steps you will take when it comes to getting the plans past building control. We can sort everything out for you, but you can also do this yourself if you wish.
Can you extend an extension?
It is certainly possible to extended and extension, it can be complex depending on the age, size and designs of the current extension. Most of the time it is simpler and more cost effective to simply demolish the old extension and start from scratch.
How Close to my boundary can I build my extension?
Subject to planning permission and complying with all requirements of the Party Wall Act 1996. You have the legal right to build up to the boundary line of your property.
Excellent work!!!!! They were thoroghly professional and completed my kitchen extension project within just 4 weeks!!
Sharon Bansal, Hillingdon
Aman and his team really work around the clock to get the loft completed before Christmas. Highly recommend them to all!
Ian Wood, Harrow
Very professional from start to finish with surprisingly little disturbance! Aman and Sukh were fantastic from the start outlining all the ideas they had to add more space to my kitchen extension.
Aaron Benson, Stanmore
They were true to their word, finished our loft conversion in 7 weeks. There were some initial delays at the start due to the weather but thereafter they picked up speed and we were seeing changes on a daily basis. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a quick loft conversion in London.
Amir Sadiq, Croydon
Could not have asked for a better team to work with. Being an architect myself I wanted a company that works alongside me in achieving my dream loft and they followed it to the tee! If you're looking for a professional house extension company in london then look no further then house extension London guys!
Paul O'callaghan, Paddington