How it works.

Phone us to arrange a free initial visit to your property to check suitability of your site and to ascertain your needs. (Consider our section Factors and Decisions below.)

Think about where you might like key items in your kitchen , eg. sink and cooker, before our visit.

Photos and measurements will be taken on this visit to help us provide you with a quote.

We will need a second visit for the Builder to see your site.

Quotation for extension build, and basic lay-out based on visits, sent to you.

On your acceptance of quotation the first payment will be required.

Detailed survey and discussion with you to enable final drawings to be made.

Your signed agreement of detailed build specification and design.

Planning Application if required sent to the Local Authority.

On receipt of succesful planning application party wall matters will commence.

When party wall award is in place construction will start on a mutually agreed date.

A further 4 payments to be made in stages during the project.

 

Factors and decisions that will impact on your final design.

Will I extend alone or with my neighbour?
 
 
How wide is my existing sidespace?
How high is my existing ceiling?
 
 
What is the difference in height from the front of my house to the back ?
Do I want a w.c. in the new space?
 
 
What do I want as my floor finish. Wood, Polished Concrete or Tiles?

The Build.

 
Protection to hall / access. Make secure
doorways and openings where applicable.
Removal of garden items in close proximity
of build, to safe distance / storage.
Demolition of internal space and old
wall / insertion of supporting steels.
   
Party wall build either with neighbour or on your land only.
Reinstatement of internal space to finished white shell.
Roof build / insertion of roof lights
(usually 3) and glass doors.
Installation of kitchen cupboards and appliances if required.
 
Refurbishment of hall.
 

Satisfactory completion.

The very end of the project can be a frustrating time. Building work will always require a “snagging stage”. We will project manage the build through this “snagging stage” to make sure that the work is successfully finished.
Depending on our involvement with your kitchen, appliances and garden, we can offer the same attention to detail in these areas too.

What it costs.

A basic guide cost for a sidespace extension is around £80,000 plus VAT. This will vary according to the size and suitability of your existing space. This would give you a finished space all inclusive to our specification but without your choice of flooring, kitchen cabinets, worktops , appliances and installation of these. We can help you with your choice of units and appliances etc. to achieve your look in a cost effective way using standard, mid or high end products.
You may be happy with your existing garden and we would make sure that it is conserved as much as possible, or you may like to have it redesigned to complete the feel. Whichever way, we can help you to reach your goal within your budget.
Prices are illustrative only, and nothing on this site in any way constitutes a contract.

What you get.

A sidespace extension, to our specification, includes :
Project Manager, Designer, Structural Engineer, Local Planning Dept. costs and certificates.
District Surveyor and Building Completion Certifcate.
Underfloor heating wherever possible.
High specification Schüco aluminium sliding doors, powder coated to any RAL colour.
Bespoke rooflights, usually 3, with high performance glass.
Designed internal kitchen doors to cellar / front room / hall, all to meet fire regulations.
Up to 25 low voltage downlighters, including transformers and 6 light switches.
15 Electricity points.
Heat detector.
Galvanised guttering and down pipes.
Slate or 3 layer felt roof with lead flashing.
Telephone point and concealed cabling for speakers.
Cooker point.
Access protection to your site.
Reinstatement of access and work areas. (Garden and hallway.)
Skips and disposal.
Kitchen shell to a white painted finish on walls, ceiling and 4 inch / 10 cm skirting board.
Making good architraves / disturbed woodwork.
Standard plumbing and electrical work.
Vacuum, dust and window clean throughout the house on completion of the project.

Additional costs and services.

Disassembly of existing kitchen if required for re-use.
Kitchen cabinets, worktops, appliances, extractor fan/hood etc.
Installation of kitchen cabinets, worktops etc.
New central heating boiler and installation if required.
Floor covering / finish : wood, polished concrete and tiles etc.
Mood / Architectural lighting.
Tiles and tiling.
Specialist paint and paint effects, large photographic prints and trompe l’oeil etc.
Redecoration of surrounding areas i.e. living room etc.
Downstairs toilet build, sanitary ware, plumbing, drainage and flooring.
Design and project management for garden.
Cost of garden implementation, materials and stock.

Unavoidable extra costs.

Party Wall Surveyor, usually about £2600. Will need to be instructed and paid by you.
(We can suggest a Party Wall Surveyor if required.)

What we do not do.

Store your kitchen cabinets, worktops or appliances if you are reusing them.
Set up a temporary kitchen. (We are very happy to advise how this might work best.)
Disassemble your temporary kitchen or move you back into your new kitchen.

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