Property Extensions in Harlow
At Judges Building Services, we provide our property extension service in Harlow and across the nearby areas. Over the years we have provided and built all types of extensions from wrap around to double-storey and many more. Our team have years of combined industry experience and we ensure all building extension work is carried out to the highest possible standards. From planning to the finished product, we’ll work closely with you throughout the project to ensure all your requirements are met and the project stays on time and budget.
When it comes to property extensions we ensure all work meets current building regulations and any permissions that are in place. Extensions have become highly popular in the Harlow area as they allow for the home to be extended without having to move, and with many successful projects under our belts we have become the first port of call for many in the area. So, if you’re looking for a property extension quote in Harlow or any of the surrounding areas, be sure to contact us today.
Types of Brick Extensions
With loft conversions, our design choices are often constrained by the parameters of the roof and the type of materials we must use to match. The advantage of brick extensions is that you can start with a ‘blank page’ design of almost limitless freedom of expression. There are a plethora of different kinds of roof, glazing, door and cladding options available and that’s just what’s on the outside. Whether you are intent upon a grand kitchen/dining area, an expanded lounge or even something unusual like an interior swimming pool, we can deliver an extension to your home which will give you superb options by which to enhance your living arrangements.
Single storey extensions are one of the most popular types of extensions available. These increase the size of the downstairs space, giving you additional rooms for entertaining or dining. Smaller single-storey extensions can fall within permitted development, however, those that give you a vast increase in space will require planning permission from the local authority.
Multi-storey extensions give you both additional room upstairs and downstairs. The majority of multi-storey extensions are built to the side or rear of the property, as they have less of an impact on the local area aesthetic.
Wraparound extensions are exactly what they say on the tin and will wrap around the perimeter of your home. These types of extensions will typically extend the space to the side and rear of your home and are most commonly single-story, however, you can also get multi-storey wraparound extensions.
An over-structure extension is an extension over an existing single-storey structure such as a previous extension or garage. This type of extension is typically much easier to get approved as you are simply expanding the space above an existing area.
Some properties already have a basement and it could be an untapped area in your home. However, it is also possible to add a basement to a property without one, however, the work can be much more extensive. If you don’t currently have a basement, then you could consider increasing the space my going up into your loft instead.
A conversion of the loft space is one of the most common types of extensions available. They prove to be a cost-effective way to expand the home and you won’t lose any garden space either.
An extension doesn’t always have to be attached to your home, and you could expand the space available by converting or building and outhouse or barn. These will give you a minute property on your land that could you use from anything from office space to short term let.
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If you’re interested in any of the services we offer or would like a free quote, then be sure to contact us today. One of our team is always on hand to assist.
Extensions in Harlow - Permitted Development Vs. Planning Permission
The majority of both loft conversions and ground floor extensions can be achieved without passage through Planning Permission, where the local authority has the option either to deny an application or demand certain amendments to design. This is because the law grants an automatic entitlement to extend your home, called Permitted Development, in which you can add an additional 40 cubic meters to your home (in the case of terraced properties) or an additional 50 cubic meters. (in the case of either semi-detached or detached properties)
Most people prefer to go through Permitted Development because you are essentially informing the local authority of your intention to proceed rather than actually applying. The process is therefore certain in its outcome and much faster and easier to progress than Planning Permission. However, to go through Permitted Development, there will be some limitations to your design, which we will have to observe. To push the design specification beyond the limits imposed by Permitted Development will require a Planning Permission application.
Benefits of Home Extensions
In recent years we have seen an increase in demand for extensions in Harlow. With a property extension, you can increase the space in your home without the hassle of selling and moving. We believe property extensions offer a huge number of benefits, some of which are; create additional space in your home, you can save money on selling and moving, an extension could increase the value of your home, you could have an additional bedroom or bathroom, gives you additional storage space and you maintain all of the benefits your current home offers.
Why Choose Us For Property Extensions in Harlow?
Over the years we have built extensions for many customers based in and around the Harlow area. As property extension specialists, we have the knowledge and skills needed to oversee the project from start to finish. We have many happy customers and having listened to their feedback, we believe some of the reasons you should choose us are:
- We can build any type of home extension
- A wealth of industry knowledge and experience
- Dedicated team of building extension specialists
- Free quoted for any home extension work
- We cover the whole of Harlow and the surrounding areas
For Building Extensions in Harlow Contact Judges Building Services
If you’re based in Harlow or any of the surrounding areas and are interested in a building extension for your property, then be sure to get in touch with us today. We have years of combined industry experience and are well-known across the local area for the service we offer. From single storey extensions to over structure extensions and much more, we have all your building extension needs covered. We have worked across Harlow for many years and know the best type of property extensions for each individual home. Should you require more information or if you’d like a free extension quote, then be sure to contact one of our team today.
Extensions Harlow - Frequently Asked Questions
An extension is an increase in the upstairs or downstairs space of a property. There are many different types of extension you can choose from, some of which fall within permitted development, whereas others will require planning permission.
The cost of the extension will depend on its size, the finish you choose and how much work is involved. We provide some of the best quotes for property extensions and will ensure you are given a fair and competitive price.
This entirely depends on where you are based and the size of the extension. When carrying out the initial assessment of your property, we’ll give you advice on the permission you might need and can support you through the planning application process.
The length of time it takes to build an extension can range anywhere between 3-6 months. These fluctuations in time frame can depend on a number of factors such as the size of the extension, if planning is needed and the work involved. When you choose us we’ll give you an estimated time frame for completion and will inform you if any delays are expected.
If you’re interested in having an extension built, then all you need to do is get in touch with us via phone or email. When contacted by email or through our contact form, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, give us a call today and we’ll do our best to assist you right there and then.