Extension and Loft Conversion FAQs

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about extensions and loft conversions.

House extensions


We don’t know where to start planning our house extension, What is the first step?

The first step is to get in touch with us and we can begin the process of ensuring we work with architects and then guide you through the process of planning permission and all other regulations associated with the work.


Do I always need planning permission?

Whether you will need planning permission or not will depend on the work that you require, however, we will be able to provide information and advice on this.


Do you provide a design-and-build solutions?

We can handle the entire process, which means that we can take your ideas, bring them to life and then deliver extensions that consist of the highest-quality.


How long does it take to build a house extension?

For a standard house extension, the process can take around three months but for a larger extension then it can take around four months.


Would we need to move out during renovation?

We do everything possible to minimise disruption and in most cases, you won’t need to move out. However, depending on the extension you require and your personal preference, you might decide to move out.


Loft Conversions


I am interested in getting my loft converted, what do I need to do?

We are experts in all areas of loft conversions, so get in touch with us and we can begin the process of ensuring you can transform your loft into the space you want it to be.


How can I find out if my loft can be converted?

We will carry out a survey and determine what is possible and what isn’t based on the size and shape of your loft. In most cases, we can transform any loft into a space that become a usable part of your home.


How long will my loft conversion take to build?

This does depend on the type of loft conversion you are looking for. On average, a rear loft dormer on a terrace property will take around 4 to 5 weeks while a gable end and rear dormer conversion on a semi-detached property will take around six weeks.


Will my conversion be subject to building regulations?

Yes, there are regulations that your conversion will have to follow and depending on the type, you might also require planning permission but we can provide all the advice and help you need.


Garage Conversions


I’m planning to convert my garage, what do I need to do?

If you are planning to convert your garage then it makes sense to get in touch with us. We can help you to see what is possible and inform you of any regulations and planning permissions you will need to obtain.


Will I get help in designing and planning my garage conversion?

We are experts in all aspects of garage conversions and so, we are with you every step of the way. We can help with designing and planning from start to finish.


How much does it cost to convert a garage?

While the price can vary depending on your needs, the average cost can range from around £5,000 to £25,000.


How long will my garage conversion take to complete?

Again, this will depend on the work involved and it can take anything from one week to one month.




How long have you been in business?

We have been in business for 15 years.


Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, we are fully licensed and carry the Trust Mark which means that we follow Government Endorsed Standards. Furthermore, we carry all levels of insurance to ensure that our customers and the public are protected.


Do you charge for quotes?

No, we provide all of our quotes with no-obligation which means you don’t have to use our services if you don’t want too.


Do you offer a warranty or guarantee on your work?

Yes, all of our work comes with a full warranty and guarantee, which ensures that you can choose us with confidence. We make sure that all of our work is completed to the highest of standards, and our workmanship really sets us apart.

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