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If you've outgrown your home or lack the space to accommodate guests, consider a house extension rather than moving. Find out how you could rejuvenate your home with the help of a local specialist.

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We are one of the top rated companies on the site with well over 950 5 star customer ratings gained over nearly 10 years We offer Satellite, Aerial, CCTV and Data Installations We Install Polish,Italian,Spanish,French International’ Satellite off 13 degrees east German TV off of 19.2 degrees We Install Aerial Systems up to 50 locations Communal Dish Systems also Installed We specialise in Swann CCTV Systems as well as Install POE Systems Building Side We are specialists in Steel Installations, Goalpost Systems, Trench Beams Underpinning We can work with your Structural Engineer and get your jobs passed by a Building Control Officer We also do footings for extensions Plastering services, ceiling replacement,insulation and painting also within our remit If you have heavy and difficult steel beams to get in we have a solution to get them in Stud Walls also constructed

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Reviewed by Simon on 26/5/2020

Jason was very helpful with his advice and diagnosis of my problem. He spent time explaining things and walking me through the process of fixing it on my own. Really appreciated that he offered options and didn't hard sell me anything. I would recommend him to others.

C & N Constructions is a well-established company offering construction and landscaping services for both residential and commercial clients. Our faith: We believe in open and honest communication and shared goals which will generate greater continuity in workload and thereby provide sustained improvements in quality, efficiency & delivery. Our mission: To safely deliver any project, any time, in any environment for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities we serve. Company vision: C&N Constructions is committed to building long-term relationships based on integrity, performance, value, and client satisfaction. We will continue to meet the changing needs of our clients with our quality services delivered by the most qualified people. Get in touch and we can start asap! We offer free and no obligation project estimate.

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Reviewed by Deepanjan on 13/5/2020

Very good job! Timely, knowledgeable, professional; completed the job v quickly !!

Qualified and experienced electrician offering free estimates, no minimum fee and no call out charge. Based in Glasgow and delivering excellent customer service throughout central Scotland in electrical installation, repair fault finding and modernisation. Fully insured. Disclosure Scotland. All work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Jack on 30/8/2018

Great job

We specialise in all aspects of hard landscaping such as patios, driveways, fencing, garden walls, sheds, lawns and garden clearance. We also complete aspects of general building such as extensions, porches, interior and exterior painting

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Reviewed by Jo on 28/4/2020

Really nice guy. Tidy worker and a job extremely well done. Definitely will be using again and I've already told others about his work in case they need jobs doing.

Construction and Building Services offered. Plumbing and handyman service and all electrical works too

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Reviewed by Krishan on 10/3/2020

Good job

J IRELAND PLUMBER Plumbing and Heating Services Fully Qualified and Experienced Please feel free to telephone us or find us on Google

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Reviewed by Michael on 21/5/2020

Friendly and everything went as expected.

Anyjob want to make life easier for you! We are a reliable and friendly business; who pride ourselves on being efficient and offering a bespoke service to each individual customer. We offer a wide range of services to meet your needs in gardening and fencing. Some of the services we offer are: Gardening; Lawns; Sheds; Fencing; Slabbing; Decking Services; Landscaping; Garden Clearance; Hedge Trimming; Garden Maintenance- on a one off or regular contract; and much much more... We aim to ensure all jobs are completed in an allotted timeframe and ensure excellent housekeeping at all times. All products we use for fencing and decking are pressure treated from a very reliable company- to ensure you have the best quality wood. We have experience in installing a wide variety of fencing styles and also offer garden fence repairs to existing fencing. We strive to maintain a high standard of customer service and have consistent communication with our customers. You will be provided with a visit to quote for your job, an email listing the job requirements and an estimated date of completion. You can count on our team to take care of a wide range of gardening work- from a complete overhaul to a few simple garden maintenance jobs which are required to make the garden complete. We cover an area up to a 40 mile radius.

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Reviewed by Mathew on 27/2/2020

Matthew was amazing. Fixed our fence after it fell down after the bed weather. Someone else said it needed replaced and as we got a 2nd opinion, we saved hundreds of pounds. Would recommend highly.

Welcome to this site. The client is the most important visitor on our premises. They are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them. They are not an interruption to our work, they are the purpose of it.

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Reviewed by Val on 10/3/2020

Outstanding?? Michael was very knowledgable and trustworthy. He explained exactly what he was going to do and kept us updated throughout the work. He was very reliable throughout. Brilliant job very pleased. Thank you

Our team of building professionals offers a solution for all of your building related needs. Whether its kitchen or bathroom installation or even something much smaller, we have the experience & personnel to provide the highest quality work.

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Reviewed by Steve on 21/3/2020

Great work guys, completed works with out any issue, offered a a sensible price and finished to a high standard with in the time frame we agreed. Happy to use you again and recommend to others in future Thanks

A multi skilled organisation able to offer comprehensive electrical and building services to all clients requiring assistance with all aspects of property maintenance and projects.

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Reviewed by Sylvia on 26/5/2020

Very prompt reply and attendance to complete the job. Very friendly and professional chap. Went above and beyond to replace component needed. Would definitely recommend!

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House Extension specialists - what you need to know

House and kitchen extensions can transform your property, and add significant value in the process. While they are demanding projects, with the right set of skills and expert knowledge, a specialist can make sure your extension runs smoothly and stays within budget.

But experience and attention to detail are crucial. Just think for a moment about the individual stages and trades involved in a house or kitchen extension. Planning and design, groundwork, brickwork, carpentry and joinery, electrical work, plumbing, plastering, decorating, potentially even roofing and glazing too.

Taking on a house or kitchen extension needs a specialist with a solid track record of transforming their customers’ homes to a high standard, as well as someone who can advise you along the way. An extension can be as much an emotional investment as a financial one, so you need a builder you have confidence in.

Look for a tradesperson or builder who is able to confidently and clearly communicate how they’d approach your project, rather than someone who’ll just “turn their hand” to the varied and unique trades involved.

A reliable and reputable extension specialist will give you a thorough plan for the project: how they’d assist you with the design and layout, the key phases and trades involved, a realistic completion date, and an accurate quote (which they’ll stick to).

Overall, it’s important to consider the scale of the project. Remember, you’re looking for a project partner rather than just a tradesperson.

Cost of house and kitchen extension work

Cost per m2

  • Low: £1,200 per m2
  • Average: £1,500 per m2
  • High: £1,750+ per m2

How long does a kitchen extension take?

Ultimately, this depends on the scale of the project in question and the specification or finish you expect your extension to meet.

A basic single-storey kitchen extension could be turned around in 10 weeks, whereas a more-involved project could take 14 weeks or longer.

How long does a house extension take?

House extensions are usually larger projects – indeed, they could even feature a kitchen as part of the extension.

A two-storey extension consisting of a kitchen or WC on the ground floor and a bedroom on the first floor is likely to take at least 12 weeks to complete, while a larger-scale project with more rooms, floors or intricate features could take 18 weeks or more.

The qualifications your extension specialist needs

Given the breadth of trades that may be required to complete an extension, there can be a number of qualifications and accreditations involved.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is an established and reputable association, but not every builder will be a member. Some trades will be able to produce their City & Guilds or NVQ qualifications, but as these aren’t formally required, plenty of perfectly competent professionals might not necessarily hold these.

However, there are some qualifications that are mandatory for certain types of work. Gas and heating engineers must be Gas Safe registered, while electricians should be signed up to NICEIC in order to commission your electrical work. You may also want to check that your builder adheres to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) best practices when it comes to risk assessment and safe working.

Planning permission for extension projects

Planning permission requirements will vary according to the location of your property and the surrounding buildings. There’s always the potential for grumpy neighbours to throw a metaphorical spanner in the works too.

Official guidelines are fairly easy to understand, but can include puzzling intricacies. No additional planning permission is required as long as the extension doesn’t exceed more than half the area of land around the "original house". You also won’t need to seek additional permission if your extension is no higher than your existing roof.

However, there are some restrictions it’s worth being aware of. You can find the full list on the planning portal website. Single-storey rear extensions, two-storey extensions and those conducted on properties facing a public highway will need to adhere to certain limitations.

Insurance for extension projects

Public liability insurance is critical, covering you for damage to your property caused by a builder. However, you’ll want to confer with your home or buildings insurance provider and let them know about the work to ensure you’re covered, too.

Home renovation and extension insurance is available from some providers, which may be worth investigating if your existing insurer can’t cover your work. Some builders may provide a warranty on their work too.

Questions you should ask your extension specialist

  • Will they provide a copy of their public liability insurance?
  • Can they provide a warranty for their work?
  • Do they have examples of their previous renovation projects?
  • Can they give you multiple references of recent extensions they’ve completed?
  • Are they willing to assist with the planning and design phase?

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