House Extension Glasgow
One potential solution is to move house, but in uncertain times many people are reluctant to “trade up” to a larger property and take on the burden of an even bigger mortgage, not to mention the hassle, time and expense of dealing with estate agents, solicitors, viewers, removals and the uncertainty of “the chain” when a sale/move can collapse at the very last minute, leaving you in limbo.
Builders Glasgow can offer you a better solution – let us build a house extension to enable your current property to meet your current (and future) needs. Extending your existing dwelling means that you get to stay in the home and neighbourhood that you know and love whilst your property is enlarged to provide the additional space you need to accommodate the increased demands of family, work or leisure pursuits.
Our building firm has the skills and experience required to project manage and construct your home extension to the highest of standards and in full compliance with the relevant Scottish building regulations. Whatever your property type – terraced house, semi-detached, bungalow, villa, farmhouse, townhouse – or the purpose of your extension – extra bedroom/s, home office, larger kitchen-dining area or multiple rooms – we can advise you as to the best options to extend your property in the most cost-effective way.
We can connect you with an architect experienced in house extensions (to help you with design and planning matters) then plan, project manage and construct your extension in a professional, safe and timely manner; supplying all of the necessary tradespeople ourselves to leave you with fully finished and fully functional rooms when we hand over to you. For your complete peace of mind our workmanship comes with a 1 year guarantee.
To discuss your planned property extension with Builders Glasgow please call us on 0141 471 9155 or contact us using the online form and we’ll be in touch.
Why choose a Builders Glasgow house extension?
Our ethos as a company is centred around customer care and satisfaction. We are committed to providing you with: straightforward advice and assistance at all stages of your home extension, clear and competitive quotations, open communication during the project, treating both you and your property with respect at all times and minimising inconvenience as much as we possibly can during the build.
When you opt to extend your house, you are making a significant investment in your home. Maximise the return on that investment by engaging a professional construction company to carry out the work required. Choose Builders Glasgow to bring your dream home extension to life and we’ll deliver a high quality, lasting end result that will give many years of service and pleasure.
Reasons to build an extension
- Addition of extra bedroom/s & bathroom
- Construction of a home office
- Enlargement of existing rooms
- Creation of a sunroom
- Addition of an extra storey (multiple rooms)
- Creation of a studio/workshop/hobby space
- Construction of a “granny flat”
Different types of House Extension
Traditionally, houses have been extended into the available garden space or by adding an upper floor to a bungalow and these remain the most common forms of extension today but a wide selection of extension designs is now available to extend just about any property. These include:
Ground level, single-storey extension
This is where both the lower and upper floors are extended in tandem to provide additional space on both levels e.g. a more spacious kitchen-dining area downstairs with larger (or extra) bedrooms upstairs.
Addition of upper storey
Where an undeveloped roof space/loft is converted into multiple rooms which are accessed via a new staircase, usually in a bungalow.
How do I arrange a house extension consultation?
Home visit/Plan & Design
Do I need planning permission?
Some extensions will fall under the category of “permitted development” which do not require formal planning permission but householders should fully ensure that is the case by liaising with the relevant local authority planning department before proceeding with the construction of an extension. Councils can issue a “Certificate of Lawfulness” (chargeable) to provide legal confirmation that a proposed extension qualifies as “permitted development”.
What is a building warrant?
The warrant is intended to ensure that your building work complies with the applicable Scottish building regulations (the Building (Scotland) Act 2003) so that it is energy efficient, safe, healthy, hygienic and accessible. Most, if not all, extensions will require a building warrant and no building work can commence until one has been obtained.
As with planning permission, a fee is payable to the council and while you can handle this yourself, we would once again recommend that it is best dealt with by construction industry professionals. This process can take up to four weeks.
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