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House Extensions in Richmond & South-West London

As a small but rapidly growing company, LF Building Contractors has fast become extension specialists in Richmond and the South-West London area. With a team that shares more than 10 years of trade and industry experience, as well as extensive training and qualifications in various trades, we cover every aspect of property extensions, from construction to electrical installations. As open and honest building contractors, we are proud members of Checkatrade. We understand the daunting prospect of undertaking house extensions, so we want our customers to rest assured that our previously satisfied clients verify our claims.

 

Property extensions provide home owners with the perfect opportunity to solve short-term space issues while adding long-term value benefits. According to research carried out by Zopa, the average return on investments for house extensions is 71%.

 

So, not only can property owners in Richmond and South-West London have a stunning extension built by trusted extension specialists, they can also guarantee themselves a sizeable increase in the value of their property.

 

In our role as building contractors and extension specialists, we provide our Richmond and South-West London customers with a complete start-to-finish service that includes:

 

  • Time-served project management ensuring the efficient running of the entire job
  • The acquisition of relevant planning permissions from local authorities
  • A design and planning phase covering every architectural aspect
  • The undertaking of all necessary plumbing and groundworks
  • Construction work in full compliance with current Building Regulations
  • Electrical systems installed to the standards of industry regulators

 

This all-encompassing service has played a huge role in earning our reputation as trusted extension specialists in Richmond and the South-West London area.

 

By handing over your project to LF Building Contractors, we eliminate the associated stress that comes with property extensions, leaving our customers free to go about their usual daily activities.

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image of a new extension with an exposed brick wall

Property Extensions | Important Information

Whether we work on domestic house extensions or commercial property extensions, there are always certain basic similarities that our projects follow. Issues such as planning permission and the extent of the required groundwork depend on the type of extension being undertaken.

 

Property extensions in Richmond and South-West London usually come in a combination of the following types:

 

  • Single-Storey or Double-Storey
  • Flat Roof or Pitched Roof
  • Side of Property or Rear of Property

 

Individual circumstances usually dictate which of these combinations is finally chosen. Whether it’s budget limitations, available space or aesthetic appeal, LF Building Contractors works together with our clients to find the most satisfactory and realistic option.

 

While commercial clients may opt for more cost-effective flat roofing for their property extensions, domestic clients often choose house extensions with pitched roofs due to the aesthetic appeal.

 

Whichever choice is made, however, property extensions in Richmond and the South-West London area must comply with current Building Regulations before getting signed off.

 

Some of the more common Building Regulation restrictions include:

 

  • House extensions consisting of multiple storeys must not extend beyond the rear wall by more than 3 metres
  • Double-storey property extensions cannot be constructed within 7 metres of a rear boundary line
  • House extensions at the rear of a property cannot exceed 3 metres in height if they are within 2 metres of a neighbouring boundary
  • Property extensions have to be in compliance with the Party Wall Act and the 45 degree rule. This not only ensures the safety of new structures, it also prevents them from interfering with the available sunlight for neighbouring properties

 

To find whether one of our house extensions at your property requires planning permission, get in touch with our friendly team to arrange for a free consultation. We’re more than happy to visit your home or, if it’s more convenient, we can talk in our Putney office.

 

To view examples of the work we produce as extension specialists in Richmond and South-West London, please visit the gallery page.

To discuss property extensions in Richmond and South-West London, call 0208 7898885 or 0780 8651278.

image of an extension with a blue carpet
image of a new extension with an exposed brick wall
image of an extension with a blue carpet
image of a new extension with an exposed brick wall
image of an extension with a blue carpet
image of a new extension with an exposed brick wall
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image of an extension with a blue carpet
image of a new extension with an exposed brick wall