If you have a property in Ruislip, in the surrounding Chalfont St Peter or Pinner areas, or anywhere else in North West London, there are significant benefits to extending your home or business. Property extensions add value to a build as well as some much-needed extra space. Whether you need a larger kitchen for a domestic build or extra offices for commercial premises, our team of master builders can turn a dream into an exciting reality through a competitively priced extension.
There are a wide variety of ways in which you can extend your property. These can be discussed in more detail during a free consultation and site survey with a member of our team. To give you an idea, we have listed some of the main types below.
We regularly receive calls from homeowners in North West London with questions about single-storey property extensions. This is the most common type of extension, one that’s ideal for expanding a kitchen or gaining living space.
Double or Multi-Storey
These extensions can be a worthwhile investment. They deliver a huge increase in property space and add significant value to the home. Adding an extra bedroom with an en-suite bathroom is a great way to attract a buyer.
Garage or Loft Extensions
We build over garages or convert lofts into spacious rooms tailored to the personal tastes and requirements of the client. Converting a garage or a loft can be done under permitted development with no approvals needed.
Our clients in Ruislip, and those in the Chalfont St Peter, Pinner and North West London areas, can have their property extensions built in side-return, rear-facing or wraparound styles. The builders at Lucas Building Construction Ltd can even add conservatories, orangeries and sunrooms to your home.
We handle all elements of the required building work including any decorative aspects related to extensions.
Not all property extensions need planning permission. Should you need our assistance with a planning application to your local authority, we would be happy to guide you through the process. Our input increases the chances of you gaining the required approvals sooner. If needed, we can work with your architect to achieve a specification that won’t need approval.
For extensions to fall inside permitted development, they must adhere to certain conditions, such as:
No more than half the land area around your property can be covered by an extension or another building
The maximum height of single-storey rear-facing property extensions must not exceed a total of 4 metres
Extensions cannot be built any higher than the uppermost point of your existing roofing structure
The materials used for property extensions should blend in with the materials used on the existing build
An extension must not extend beyond the rear wall by more than 6 metres (attached) or 8 metres (detached)
Your North West London property must not be listed, and it mustn’t be situated in a local conservation area
Planning permission for property extensions recently changed. Before the 30th of May 2019, the permitted development limit for single-storey extensions was 3 metres for an attached home and 4m for a detached build. Extensions in Ruislip, Chalfont St Peter, Pinner and North West London need pre-approval from local authorities under the neighbourhood consultation scheme.
For advice on planning permission and compliancy with the UK Building Regulations, do not hesitate to contact us.