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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.

    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

    "Highly recommended. All men were lovely and good company. Very high standard of work. Rob made sure that I was happy with the job. Thanks you."

    Internal Walls
    By Dasha on 28th Dec 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Extension in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Did the job quickly and efficiently, communicated well, I would happily use them again."

    Internal Walls
    By Peter on 9th Feb 2021
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Extension in Woolaton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Florin did a first class job and was most professional. His creative ideas for our driveway and back garden has transformed our property and made our property the envy of the street. He has initiative and readily found sol..."

    Brick/Block Paving
    By Florence on 30th Jan 2021
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Extension in Cambridge
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Great service responded to the job within 15 minutes and same day to look and quote for the job. Work carried out the next day Definitely use D and S again"

    By Kevin on 1st Feb 2021
    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Extension in St. austell
    • 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

    "Very professional and job done to a high standard , at a reasonable price. Cleaned up after themselves and would definitely recommend them"

    Floor Tiling
    By Brian on 14th Dec 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Extension in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Very good came to quote and started the job whilst there. Finishing off today."

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Eunice on 24th Feb 2021
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Extension in London
    • ID checked

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our refs are on our job quote page, they speak for them selfs... i am in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class tr...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very satisfied with the service, and as decided my job has been done on time."

    Shelving & Hangings
    By Symplicia on 23rd Dec 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Extension in Wigan
    • ID checked

    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

    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...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very happy with GLA’s structural building work and the professional manner in which it was undertaken. When Graeme from GLA met the structural engineer he had already correctly calculated the rsj for the chimney support, th..."

    Kitchen Installation
    By Katrina on 28th Dec 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Extension in Reigate
    • Public liability insurance

    Iv been a plasterer and general builder since I was 16 and really enjoy my job, I have many returning happy customers over the years and all work is always finished to the highest standard.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Dave and his team were very professional and did a great job with the ceiling nothing was a issue and highly recommend"

    Plaster Skimming
    By John on 15th Feb 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Extension in Bristol
    • Public liability insurance

    Able roofing and building have over 25 years in the construction trade from small jobs to new builds extensions etc . Brickwork jobs planning work from drawings to specific needs . All roof work from 1 slate to full re roofs flat roofs all work car...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Warning – Will not honour 5 year guarantee Lance was very quick to come out first time to do the work and take payment but the roof repair has already failed after only a year I reported the fact that the roof had begun leak..."

    Flat Roof
    By Tim on 18th Feb 2021
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Extension in Accrington
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Tee was very friendly and professional. It was a good job and a very reasonable price. The area was not tidied up at the end."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Mangala on 10th Dec 2020
    • Joined Oct 2017
    • Established 2011
    • Extension in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived on time. Done the job as described and highly recommended."

    Structural Steelwork
    By Daz on 29th Jan 2021
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Extension in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked

    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
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Would do business again"

    Concrete Base
    By Mark on 22nd Feb 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Extension in London
    • 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

    "Excellent service quickly diagnosed and fixed the issue. Top pair of guys highly recommended"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Mike on 23rd Nov 2020
    • Joined Feb 2018
    • Established 1978
    • Extension in Liverpool
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very satisfied with the quality of craftsmanship"

    Garden Wall
    By Chris on 10th Aug 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Many thanks Chris. Pleasure working for you on your property.

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Extension in London
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "We had some recent work done by Julian and we were impressed by his very good timekeeping, Workmanship and friendly manner. We would recommend him to friends or neighbours! Lynn Stevens"

    Curtains & Rails
    By Lynn on 22nd Feb 2021
    • Joined Apr 2020
    • Established 2006
    • Extension in Sidcup
    • 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

    "Kevin spent a lot of time discussing the options available and then went on to advise and investigate other problems I was having with my flat. He was helpful and informative without being bossy or intimidating. Overall, I really..."

    Laminate Flooring
    By Phil on 20th Nov 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Extension in Dartford
    • ID checked

    Fully qualified with over 15 years experience in the construction industry. Specialising in roofing, maintenance, guttering and rainwater goods. Friendly, professional, and reliable.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Adam arrived and chopped the remainder part of the chimney pot off and fitted a plastic cowl, unfortunately, he placed it directly on to the slabs thus blocking off any ventilation; other than a few holes. When evening came and..."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Maurice on 30th Jan 2021

    Adam Jones reply: Hi Maurice, Thank you so much for sharing this review. I made the mistake of not asking if the chimney was still in use, which resulted in the ventilation problem. I have learnt from this job and will not make the same error in future. Thank you for your patience.

    • Joined Aug 2020
    • Extension in Cheltenham
    • Public liability insurance
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