Deciding the contractors for a construction project can be daunting. Afterall its a large investment you are going to make, and of course, you want the best one. House extension London is a successful contractor in London, who process several numbers of traits, and our practices have flourished due to the affirmative characteristics.
You can find numerous building contractors across London, but not everyone can fulfil your requirement. Look for the highly experienced and qualified tradesmen, that deliver high-quality results every time in a safe environment, within the time and budget.
A few attributes are listed below:
Building contractors in London services can vary as some specialize in residential construction, and some are in building contractors. House Extension London has expertise in the commercial sector, building office spaces, fit-outs and in more.
An encompassing term that used to describe any expansion made to the home which can be from adding a few more square feet of room to the living area or to a double-storey multi-room addition is called extension. Apart from the money, a person involves emotionally into an extension work, so it's important to know what value they are adding to the home, before considering such an investment.
The added value depends on the size and work quality, the type of room, location of the property and other things that have been added.
In regards to extensions, the Government has relaxed its planning rules. It gives homeowners more flexibility to improve and increase the value of their homes. According to a survey, a house extension can add up to 20% to your overall property value.
Home extension factors influencing house values -
So, are you now ready to extend your house? House extension London, has listed five great extension ideas to increase your property's value.
If you are an outdoor-loving person, what would be the best to add a bit more sunshine to the home through a conservatory? Homeowners and potential buyers always found the advantage of a conservatory since it adds more space to home quickly and easily. Also, when you come to sell, conservatory adds extra value to your house, instead of impacting negatively.
Adding a conservatory allows you to feel the calmness of the outdoors, by staying comfortable in your very own home.
While adding the all-important value at your home, it needs very less paperwork.
Lofts are often spaces which get overlooked when it comes to revamping. If you want an extra bedroom, a second living room, or even a games room, a loft conversion extension for all for you.
Rather than adding exterior building work to the property, Loft internal conversion is much simpler work. And the best part is, it does not require any development approval. Seemingly simple home loft extension can increase your home's value by 22%.
If you want to add one more room or more, extending outwards will be a fantastic way to utilize a property space. Extending outwards is less expensive than extending upwards; also, it's important to consider the slope of your land while planning to add a ground-level extension.
Adding a second floor can add tremendous value to your home. However, this extension type is very complicated and can cause inconvenience, as the house will be without a roof for some time.
Though it is an excellent investment and will add a massive amount of value to the home, even without sacrificing its outdoor area, adding a second floor can take time.
If you reside in a picturesque area, the view from a double-floored home will increase the property value more.
If you have a large land, adding a granny flat to the home can be a great idea; the separated dwelling can easily be used for renting out on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis.
House extension costs can vary, depending on a variety of factors from material costs to planning permission. Materials are one of the most significant factors in home extension costs, plan it in detail considering your budget, which can meet the level of finish you are expecting. Discuss and share your planning and budget with your architecture; they will help you to blend correctly with the style of your home, simultaneously lifting the appearance of the whole property.
It's quite impossible to put an exact figure as it varies on the type of extension, property location, size and several other facts. House extension London can share some statistics to give you a good indication of what value you can expect with a house extension.
An average three-bedroom house extension creation, a double bedroom and en-suite can add up to 23% to the value of your current property. An extra bedroom can add up to 6%, and two additional bedrooms can increase it up to 12%.
Note: These statistics are averages, and can vary from project to project. You can consult with House extension London to know an accurate evaluation of your extension.
If you are looking for someone to evaluate your house and can add genuine value to it, or you would like to have more information about how an extension can impact on the value of your home, contact House extension London, for any of your queries.
As a home extension is about how it will disrupt their everyday lives, the first question that arises in everyone's mind is- how much time it will take?
Every extension work is different and gets controlled by some inside and outside factors.
The extension work can take approx three to four months for a comparatively simple, single, three rear extensions. However, its six months for a large or double height rear extension that excludes the project design and planning phases, also, that entire extension work time duration depends on whether you have to apply for planning permissions or not.
We are sharing here the comprehensive time schedules, depending upon the several aspects:
Initial stage -
In the very first step, you meet with one of our talented design consultants, to discuss your ideas, goals and necessity. You can ask them if you have any doubts or questions. Also, they will suggest a few ideas, and according to the discussion, they will start developing the best suitable solution for you.
The discussion can take 60-90 mins.
Designing concepts -
Our designing consultant will start working on your extension. They will frequently get in touch with you for your opinions and requirements.
It can take 1-3 weeks.
Revision work and finalizing the design -
By reaching this stage, the finale design has developed for an extension. We will work together with you, for any last-minute tweaks if you have any. Once all has settled, then we will have a final project for your new home extension.
Time-2-4 weeks approx.
Let's work on Contract -
After finalizing the design, House extension London moves ahead for the contacts. Before starting the extension work, we need to sign a contract to formalize the project. It is very important for us that you will be satisfied with all the project aspects and ask your designer if you have any further queries or amendments you want to make.
At this stage, we ensure that the home extension work completely satisfies all regulations; we complete all the documentation if any required. House extension London always ensures to avoid any upholds or any unnecessary delays. We start processing approval at the initial two stages.
The time required- 2-6 weeks approx
Town Planning -
If your extension work needs any town planning permit application, we will work with the council to facilitate this. However, in some cases, town planning councils take more than three months, we try our best to get this done quickly and work swiftly to troubleshoot any problems that may occur. To avoid any time wastage, we start working on this early.
Up to 3 months, depends on town planning council approval.
Site preparation -
Depending on the extension layout, it may take one week to prepare and assess your property for the upcoming jobs. In this stage, we ensure that there will be no restrictions in the building processing and setting out the extension areas.
First floor, subfloor -
Now the builders will start developing the sub-floor and concrete slab as an extension base. This will be the base for all the extension work.
Time duration- Approximately 2-5 weeks
The wall frames and the roof frame start building at this stage, which is the outline stage of the building process, where the new extension begins to take physical shape, and you can see that.
Time duration- 2-4 weeks approximately
After completing the framework, we begin adding doors, walls, a roof, and windows. The whole adding work called Lockup, and almost extension structure get completed by this stage.
Time duration- 2-4 weeks approximately.
All the aesthetic touches that turn a structure into a home such as skirting board, doorknobs, architraves, bathroom fitting etc. At this stage, it requires finesse to look the extension exceptional.
Time - Up to 6 weeks approx
The project completion -
It includes any last-minute finishing work and ensures everything gets completed before undergoing the final inspection. After completing all this process, you will receive the final certificate for the building permit.
Time- Approximately 2-4 weeks
House extension London always tries to find the most appropriate contact for your project.
Try to help your architect or design professional to control the timescales. Get in touch for your project and to arrange initial consultations with House extension London, and be ready to get started, and we'll be happy to help.