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    Need a new extension building? With MyJobQuote you can easily and quickly get up to 3 FREE quotes from recommended extension companies in your area. In minutes you could be comparing prices from the best extension contractors allowing you to pick the cheapest or the highest rated, or in some cases, both! With a dismal property market, many people are forced to stick with their current property rather than moving, this means a significant number of homeowners are choosing to extend their existing property to gain extra space, rather than selling up. The cost of building an extension can be significant, but the costs are almost always regained through adding value to your home. As with any building project, when planning an extension or converting existing space there are a lot of factors to be considered, from design to planning, supplies to labour costs. It is important to try and maintain the look and feel of your existing property when designing an extension, and to think about the neighbours, as they will be able to air any misgivings, so make sure that the planned extension blends in with their properties too.

    You can visit an architect or building company for advice and get an idea of what you want from your new extension or conversion. They can also provide advice on issues concerning planning permission and any local factors, as well as drawing up detailed specifications. Planning permission will be necessary for many extensions and some conversions too. Check out the popular types of conversions and extensions below.

    Adding a Conservatory

    Conservatories have become an affordable and desirable part of modern-day living, for many they are an ideal way of acquiring more living space without having to move. For most conservatories planning permission is not required and they are almost guaranteed to add value to your property! Conservatories provide a versatile space that can be used as a sun room, dining room, breakfast room, family den, play room or study. One of the key advantages conservatories have over any other type of extension, is that they let in the light and warmth while at the same time providing shelter from the elements.

    Around 60% of conservatories require planning permission, but each local authorities have their own rules and regulations, so always contact your local authority planning office for advice. As a general rules of thumb detached or semi-detached houses can be extended by up to 70 cubic metres or 115% of the house's total volume, whichever is greater, without planning, for terraced or end of terrace houses but the limit is reduced to 50 cubic metres. However planning permission is unlikely to be granted if the conservatory covers more than half of the garden or are less than 20m from the road or a public footpath.

    Most local authorities will deny planning permission if your conservatory extends out from the house by over 3m. The average cost of adding a conservatory is between £5,000 and £30,000 depending on the size, type and specification. But a well planned conservatory can add as much as 7% to your house value when it comes to selling, while an extension can cost between £10,000 and £30,000, but will add around 11% to the property value.

    Loft Conversion Guide and Prices

    A loft conversion is one of the most straightforward and effective ways of getting more living space from your existing house, depending on the existing roof structure and planning constraints. The features that will determine the suitability of the roof space for a loft conversion are the available head height, the pitch and the type of roof, as well as any obstacles such as water tanks or chimneys. As a general rule of thumb the usable part of the roof should be greater than 2.2m for easy conversion with no planning issues. Spending £20,000 on a loft conversion could result in an additional £40,000 when it comes to sell your house, with a typical loft conversion adding around 12.5 per cent to the selling price.

    Porch or Canopy Construction Guide and Costs

    The planning rules for porches are applicable to any external doors, adding a porch to any external door is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, as long as the ground floor area does not exceed three square metres, no part of the proposed porch will be over three metres above ground level, and the porch is not within two metres of any property boundary. Building a porch at ground level and under 30 square metres is normally exempt from the need for building regulation approval and hassle free.

    However the glazing and any fixed electrical installations must comply with the appropriate sections of building regulations. An open porch or door canopy is the cheapest option and costs around £600 and you probably won’t need planning permission unless you live in a listed property or in a conservation area. Enclosed or semi-enclosed porches are more expensive (costing around £3,500) and may require planning permission. uPVC is the most cheapest and most common material used to build enclosed or semi-enclosed porches and a wooden porch will cost at least twice as much.

    Choosing A Builder For an Extension

    Extensions are expensive projects so you need to take care when hiring a builder. The first step is identify local builders in your area that have experience with building the type of extension you require (whether a front porch, conservatory or loft conversion). This can easily be done using the free quote service on this site, all you need to do is enter some brief details about the type of job you require and your budget, then you can have local recommended builders get in touch with you to provide advice, prices, and estimates. Of course, the cheapest quote does not necessarily mean the best job, so always check if the builder is in a trade body such as the Federation of Master Builders or the National Federation of Builders, ask for references and check them out. Make sure the builder has insurance if something goes badly wrong with the project and draw up a contract for the work which includes agreed stage-payments - always keep the final payment until the work is complete and all problems rectified.

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    Sprinkler System
    By Rashang on 15th Jun 2020

    Z&H Plumbing Heating services. reply: Thank you you're very welcome. Zachary.

    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 1995
    • Extension in Luton
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Florin completed my job very quickly. Kept us well informed, always arrived on time. Would highly recommend, I will be contacting Florin again when I require more work completing in the future."

    Concrete Base
    By Wyn on 29th May 2020
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Extension in Cambridge
    • ID checked

    D and S BUILDERS Formed in 2008, D+S Builders has many years of experience in the building contractors trade, and provides building services to clients throughout the region. The company is based in Nanpean (St. Austell). No job too small and free e...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Despite problems with access (not of their making) I am delighted with the standard of work carried out, albeit in very wet conditions. I will certainly use them again."

    Underpinning / Foundation
    By Jan on 19th Jun 2020

    D and S Builders reply: Was a plessure to do your work Your neighbors however made life difficult to gain back entrance but we managed anyway

    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Extension in St. austell
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "He did a very good job took a little longer only because during lockdown it was hard for him to get the materials"

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Emily on 1st Jul 2020
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Extension in Woolaton
    • ID checked

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our gets are on our job quote page. We are in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class trades men on our books to do...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work efficient and very helpful in explaining what needed doing"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Eileen on 4th Feb 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Extension in Wigan
    • Public liability insurance

    Marl Bridge Services are based in Wallasey and cover the surrounding areas. Trading since 2000 and backed with a long list of great reviews. Some of the Trades covered: - Cellar & Basement Conversion - Chimney Building / Repair - Concrete Base...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great communication could not make it on Day arranged, called me promptly to rearrange for next day . Job completed with no issues satisfied customer"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By William on 10th Jun 2020
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Extension in Wallasey
    • Public liability insurance

    We are a building business covering a variety of trades including general maintenance, roofing and ground work. We have a great work ethic and will try our best to accommodate your needs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Sorted out the gutter, water drained away."

    General Maintenance
    By Keith on 6th Jul 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Extension in Manchester
    • ID checked

    We provide extremely high quality and cost-effective repairs, including maintenance and planned Improvements We carry out a full range of planned improvement works with the emphasis on multi-skilled work at various domestic properties within the Ash...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job thanks!"

    Concrete Base
    By Toby on 10th Apr 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Extension in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    Handyman working on private properties like homes, condos and other rental units or even with companies. My responsibility may encompass some plumbing, electrical, carpentry, security, gardening or hauling. My duties include: Changing light bulb...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Ion was awesome. Got the job done quickly and with ease. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again for similar jobs."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Mark on 21st Feb 2020

    Construction international ltd reply: Mark is very friendly! Thanks for your time

    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2016
    • Extension in Surbiton
    • Public liability insurance

    Welcome to our page - GLA BUILDING we are a professional and reliable company who works to very high standards, these standards have helped us to build up an excellent reputation with regards to all work. We specialize in interior and exterior re...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really impressed with Graeme from initial contact through to the job completion. He was able to understand exactly what I wanted, then provided a professional quotation including the scope of work and schedule. The work started on..."

    Internal Walls
    By Richard on 26th Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Extension in Reigate
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "On time, on budget, clean job - and friendly folks. This wasnt a big one, but well executed. Thumbs up!"

    Bathroom Repair
    By Nicolas on 4th Mar 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Thanks Nico. Keep in touch Mick

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Extension in London
    • ID checked

    WE’ PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CLIENTS , SO WHETHER YOU REQUIRED A NEW KITCHEN , BATHROOM OR TOTAL REFURBISHMENT , THE WORKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT FROM START TO FINISH WITHOUT YOU HAVING TO WORRY A...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I have paid for job which was not completed. They said they will come next day, no one showed up. After a day he sent a message that he was busy and arranged another day to come, again no one showed up. That is unacceptable. I can..."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Nataliya on 29th Sep 2019
    • Joined Oct 2015
    • Established 2007
    • Extension in London
    • ID checked

    Hello my name is Radek. I have 12 years experience as a HandyMan. Any problem let me know ANY TIME 24 / 7 . All the best for everyone;)

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived as agreed / purchased and brought materials / explained repair/ good service"

    Garden Shed
    By James on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Extension in London
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "I had the same as omar. Paid a deposit. Daniel kept saying he was waiting for items to be dispatched time and time again. Loads of excuses why he never turned up. Never answered the phone and when I phoned the so called the main o..."

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Mick on 21st Mar 2019
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Extension in Redditch
    • ID checked

    We are a family run business since 2005, Kevin and Matthew [ father and son ] out on the road and Julie [ mum ] in the office. We cover all types of building work, extensions, fencing, decking and driveways, but we do like to specialise in kitchen a...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived promptly and were extremely hard-working. Completed the job to our satisfaction. There was a delay in the arrival of their materials but they stayed on until the job was satisfactorily completed."

    Concrete Base
    By Colin on 11th Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Extension in Dartford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Shaun and his team provided a service to remove an internal wall with some wiring, plastering and plumbing work to make the area good. We experienced a few issue along the way and the quote did increase along with a number of a..."

    Internal Walls
    By Stephen on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Extension in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked

    At BPM Property Maintenance we pride ourselves on giving customers great value for money and excellent customer service. We turn up on time, we are friendly, reliable and we are here to help you with all your property maintenance needs, we specialise...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very polite and professional. Clean and tidy. Excellent job. Will definitely use Ben in the future."

    Curtains & Rails
    By Patricia on 6th Mar 2018
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Extension in Halesowen
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really professional, good worker, friendly and tidy"

    Lighting & Power - Internal
    By Rosie on 24th Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Extension in West drayton
    • ID checked

    Loren Landscaping ltd are Ilford based and cover work in the following trades: Bricklayer Builder Driveway Services Gardener / Garden Designer Specialist Tradesman

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Nice guys and on time. Nice finish work the work"

    Stone / Concrete Paving
    By Stephen on 24th May 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Extension in Ilford
    • ID checked

    SKYLINE BUILDING AND ROOFING SERVICES have been active since 1978, with over 40 years experience behind them. Based in Formby and operating around the local area, they can help you with your Building and Roofing jobs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Quick response and services."

    Slate & Tiled Roof
    By Hiralal on 10th Jul 2020
    • Joined Feb 2018
    • Established 1978
    • Extension in Liverpool
    • ID checked
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