Ground floor extensions
A residential extension involves the structural expansion or addition to a home’s ground floor area, these undoubtedly provide exceptional living space, improve the functionality of a home, increase the footprint and most importantly the overall value of the property.
After an initial consultation to better understand your needs and taking into consideration factors such as your budget, the size and shape of your home, local building codes, and your aesthetic preferences, a process of creative and feasible ideas can be discussed. Once this is clearer, we can start architectural drawings with a plan that meets your expectations and fits within your budget.
With a design you’re happy with finalised, the next step is to obtain any necessary permits and approvals from local authorities by submitting detailed plans with specifications and structural calculations. This process usually takes 6-8 weeks for a decision from the local authorities.
With permits and approval in hand, the construction process can begin. This typically involves the demolition of redundant areas, supporting existing structures, where necessary, excavating for new foundations and drainage, installing steels, and building the frame of the extension. From there, the interior and exterior finishes can be added, including electrics, plumbing, walls, roofing, flooring, and insulation.
At the completion of the main construction process, the final steps include plastering, carpentry, lighting, painting, and decorating, furnishings and fittings. These final details can greatly enhance the overall look and feel of the new space.
We work very closely with building control officers to ensure that all our workmanship and materials are of the highest quality and meet all British standards and building regulations, working towards an approved building control completion certificate for your peace of mind.
Overall, a residential extension is a real game changer to any house, it can include a downstairs WC/washroom, a utility room, a pantry, a snug area, it can completely exceed your expectations, by connecting your inside space with the outside with the addition of bifold or sliding doors adding a brighter, subtle and spacious feel whilst increasing your family life, social living, entertaining and living space.