Professional property extensions in the Midlands
A kitchen is essential for modern lifestyle and extending it will give more space to one of the most important rooms in a house. A stylish and well planned out kitchen extension will also add value to a property. We will design and construct a kitchen extension to suit your needs and budget using high quality materials leaving it ready for you to fit your own kitchen furniture and appliances.
We offer a complete service from concept to completion to ensure that your newly extended kitchen meets the needs of your lifestyle and is built with minimum disruption.
A job for professionals
For private individuals and businesses, property is likely to be the single most important asset. When commissioning an extension, the choice of designer and builder is therefore critical. As the client, you need and expect to be sure that the completed work will represent a good investment, value for money and above all, it will be to the highest quality of workmanship.
We will deal with all aspects of the project
- Planning application to the Local Authority
- Building Regulations application to the Local Authority
- The design of the extension, including the structural engineer's recommendations
- Construction on site
We can assist you in finding a suitable architect to draw up plans for obtaining planning permission. We can also connect you with reliable tradespeople including electrics, plumbing, painting, decorating and plastering, enabling you to deal with one company and be supported from the beginning to the end of your project.
Conservatories and porches
We are the local firm who stands by its product. Our flexible designs include:
- PVCu Windows & doors
- Experienced Installers
- Qualified tradesmen
- Base work & Dwarf Walling
- Heating & Electrics
- Floor & Wall Tiling
A conservatory usually requires no planning permission or building regulations if they are:
- Built at ground level
- Are single storey
- Have a floor area of less than 30m2
No building regulations are needed but the glazing must comply with Part N of building regulations (protection against
impact). This basically means you may have to use toughened saftey glass at low levels.
The electrical installations are caried out by a qualified and competent person.
Conservatories must always be seperated from the main house by windows, walls or doors.
A porch usually requires no planning permission if:
- The height is kept 3 metres or under.
- The ground floor area is 3 square metres or under measured externally.
- The distance from the boundary and highway is 2 metres or more.
Your new conservatory or porch must also comply with health and safety legislation by not causing
a danger to anyone. Some things to consider are the flues from gas boilers and other
appliance ventilation and also it should not block any existing means of fire escape.
If you live in a conservation area or listed building then planning permission
may be required. You can contact your local planning authority
for a definitive answer before you start.
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Handy hints and tips...
A typical extension schedule
Here's a typical schedule for a single storey kitchen extension project (bear in mind that extension projects are difficult to generalise on).
Setting out, digging out footings and pouring concrete foundations.
Building up to damp-proof course (DPC), drainage, installing DPC, concrete oversight/floor structure.
Commence build-up of exterior walls - in block and brick. Any internal walls built up.
Installation of roof structure and begin covering.
Installation of windows and doors.
Commence first fix electrics and plumbing, carpentry runs.
Break through to existing house and make good all joins, install steels etc.
Plaster out and dry.
Second fix electrics, plumbing, fitting flooring, installing kitchen units. Snagging.