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House Extensions In Essex

House extensions are a simple way to add some extra space to your home, with the flexibility to meet your specific requirements. Our house extensions Essex team are excited to provide you with the additional living space you need, which can be used in many different ways, including:

  • a bigger kitchen or bathroom
  • office space for remote working
  • creative studio or hobby room
  • playroom or teenage den space
  • extra bedrooms for a growing family

There is usually always space we can convert into that extension you have been dreaming about. Our house extensions team are top-rated professionals in the industry and can often seek out space you haven’t even considered. Please enquire today and one of our house extension specialists will get back to you ASAP.

House Extension Architect and Builder For Your Next Conversion

Complete Lofts and Extensions are delighted to take on your next house extension throughout the Essex and North London areas. We will oversee the entire project from start to finish. To begin, our house extension architect team will help to draw up plans and handle the planning aspects of the proposed works. Once approved, our house extension builder team will be passionate about creating the space you desire in your home.

Types of House Extensions in London and Essex

Extensions are a great way to add that much needed space to your home. They generally gain more room than a loft conversion and are ideal for creating living space where you need it the most. Our house extension builders work on a variety of styles and will always create a bespoke solution for your extension projects.

However, there are a few common designs which are popular for British homes:

  • Rear Single Storey Extension – this is often used to create a bigger kitchen or dining area
  • Double Storey Side Extension – with the extra space above your ground floor, you could add on an extra bedroom or en suite facilities.
  • Wrap around extensions – our house extension professionals can combine the above to ultimately double the size of your house.

Whichever type of extension solution you opt for, you can be assured that we’ll create an amazing dream home for you, without all the trouble and expense of moving.

House extensions can be a bit more complicated when it comes to the planning permission side then a loft conversion will be. This is because there are much more variables to take into account for example; Ground types, extension sizes, neighbouring properties, drain routes and also what surroundings you have. The works are also more disruptive than a loft conversion due to the extent of the machinery required for the ground works. Don’t let this put you off though as we are happy to help through all of these daunting stages to make the planning process as simple as possible. Our professional architects will help guide you down the right roads to assure everything gets approved with minimal headache. If it is just a single storey extension you require then in many cases this will be approved under a permitted development and you wont even need to apply for planning permission. 

As well as all of this you may also require a party wall agreement depending your property and the extension your building. Below I will paste the party wall act to give you an understanding of what you need to do, and on request we are happy to give you a template to make this process as easy as possible for you.

Working With Our House Extension Architect Professionals

House extensions can be a bit more complicated when it comes to the planning permission side than a loft conversion, which is where it’s important to work with a house extension architect. This is because there are multiple variables to take into account, for example:

  • Ground type
  • Extension size
  • Neighbouring properties
  • Drain route
  • Your surroundings

The works are also more disruptive than a loft conversion due to the extent of the machinery required for the ground works. Even though this may seem daunting, our house extension builders Essex and London teams are market-leading professionals and will make the planning process as simple as possible. Our professional architects will help guide you down the right roads to assure everything gets approved with ease. If it is just a single storey extension you require, then in many cases this will be approved as permitted development and you won’t even need to apply for planning permission. 

Additionally, you may also require a party wall agreement depending on your property and the extension of your building. Below is a copy of the Party Wall Act to give you an understanding of what you need to do, and on request we are happy to give you a template to make this process as easy as possible for you.

The Party Wall Act

The Party Wall Act 1996 comes into force particularly in terraced and semi-detached homes and blocks of flats, although detached homes may not be exempt boundary lines of the plot are drawn and the walls are constructed.

Essentially, a ‘party structure’ is any wall, floor, foundation or other structure that sits astride the boundary of a property or is used to separate distinct properties.

If you plan to build across a boundary line, excavate near a neighbouring building or carry out work directly adjacent to a party structure (even if the work doesn’t extend beyond the centre line of the structure), you must obtain WRITTEN CONSENT from the adjoining parties.

Before we begin any work to which the Party Wall Act applies, you will need to notify the adjoining owners two months in advance via a Party Structure notice. If your neighbours agree to follow the simple process involving the Party Structure notice, we can send you an example of one to help you. Otherwise please review ‘The Party Wall Act 1996’ explanatory booklet, provided by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. 
If any dispute arises, the building owner should appoint a surveyor to resolve the matter prior to starting any building work.

Contact Our House Extensions Builder Team Today

If your existing accommodation is feeling a little cramped, then it’s time to seek out some extra space. Get in touch with our house extension professionals and we’ll explore some design ideas to create your dream home. Get in touch with our house extension specialist team today.