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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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About us: Property Projection and Maintenance Ltd is a building firm based in Northampton covering all aspects of building work. We offer a wide range of services employing both modern and traditional techniques in order to guarantee complete customer satisfaction. We have a full team of qualified regular sub-contractors who have been a part of PPM for many years, a number of whom were trained by Matthew - the director. We undertake work from small remedial alterations and maintenance up to complete refurbishments and renovations. Why choose us? 1. Honest & affordable prices - over the years, we have developed new techniques, knowledge and contacts which is the reason we are able to offer unbeatable prices for the standard of work that we consistently achieve. We are good at sourcing high quality materials and appliances for our customers which allows us to offer an even better price. 2. Professional and high standard work - PPM uses the highest quality of materials on every job and all work is carried out to the highest possible standard. 3. Unparalleled customer service - we provide full assistance and honesty from start to finish. We do not regard the job as complete until our customer is 100% satisfied. We believe communication is very important; we always keep our customers informed. Choose PPM for a stress free experience! 4. Fully trained & experienced - PPM has 15+ years of experience. All of our sub-contractors are very professional with years of experience. PPM have the best of the best tradesman. 5. Tidiness - one of the many positive comments we get when carrying out work is our tidiness. We ensure all jobs are only complete once the place is spotless! 6. Fully insured & guaranteed - public liability insurance held up to 1 million pound. All work is fully guaranteed; Roofing: 25 years; Rendering: 15 years; All other work is guaranteed for 1 year.

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Reviewed by James on 3/10/2020

Quick and efficient job when arrived but was a few hours later than expected but overall great service

Construction and brickpaving company...we have been In bisness since 2005 with over 100 happy customers to date no job to small....

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Reviewed by Paul on 26/10/2020

Brilliant professional friendly work man, highly recommend

The renovation company specializing in all types of interior work.Decoration and wallpapering,flooring,tiling and others. Any projects from decoration,installation of bathrooms and kitchens to full house refurbishments. High quality with minimum hassle.

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Reviewed by Feras on 16/5/2020

Slavek and his team done an amazing job, he is reliable and completed the job to the highest standards. Our plumbing work was a nightmare he re-done plumbing from State pipe & move our toilet, replace our old bathtub with a new standing shower and hide all pipes in the walls and under the floor. Alex, who has done the tile work is a superstar. He has done 2 people’s job in half a time and the tile work is beautiful. The work was reasonably priced and they finished the job to top quality. Highly recommended.

ML property maintenance we cover all expects turfing fencing patios block paving path’s and driveways artificial lawns re-pointing of brickwork paving stone grinding gravel raised beds pressure washing also we offer a wide range of roofing services Quality workmanship to the Highest standard

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Reviewed by John on 26/10/2020

Turned up 15 mins early to start, did an excellent job in terrible weather, tidied up afterwards, would recomend.

35 years experience in building and maintenance, fully insured, qualified engineer and project manager. All maintenance and repairs to property and gardens. Extensions, new builds and surveys. All trades provided. Collections, deliveries and removals. Personal assistant services, errands, small jobs.

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Reviewed by Gerry on 26/10/2020

Great job of removing 7 tree stumps and roots. Concrete base for greenhouse spot on. Worked really flat out. Would certainly contact again if I needed any jobs done. A pleasure from start to finish.

weardale construction have been in business for over 16 years our main works arte extensions loft conversions sun rooms and conservatories ,we are a team of 8 covering all services without the need to sub contract out any works

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Reviewed by Ghenadie on 10/6/2020

I am very pleased with the work they have done. The porch turned out amazing and exactly how I wanted. Excellent knowledge regarding to their specialty. The employees were very friendly and helped me out with delivering some materials and haven’t charged me anything. I think it was worth the price and plus they gave me a 10 year warranty. I definitely recommend their service as they deliver a high quality work.

Small company with over 12 years experience that undertakes all building works, operating on residential and commercial sites, references provided when required.

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Reviewed by T on 26/10/2020

BFG construction did a fantastic job on my flat, they carried out structural work as well as decorating. Their workmanship is superb, they pay close attention to detail and deliver stunning results at a very reasonable price. They work at lighting speed and were always on hand to offer advise.

LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN DESIGN IN SW LONDON We are a SW London based landscaping company that specialize in soft and hard landscaping to both private and commercial customers. BluePlants Ltd, offers a creative and personal bespoke garden design and build service.

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Reviewed by Santos on 27/5/2020

They did a fantastic job and we're very kind to our requests while replacing a garden wall as well as the requests of my neighbor. 100% recommended and would hire again. Did the job within a week and finished in a day. Fantastic work.

we are a family run business with 20 years experience in all aspects of roofing including fascias and soffits, guttering and down pipes All work is guaranteed, for a free survey or quote don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Reviewed by Christina on 8/10/2020

Tom and his workmen did an excellent job on repairing a broken beam on my roof. I was kept informed constantly and thoroughly recommend Proline Roofing.

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by Neil on 1/10/2020

After several quotes and careful consideration we decided to go with SB Construction. Before making our decision Steve was always available to answer any questions I had relating to the build. Couldn’t be more pleased with the work that has been undertaken by Steve and his lads. Special mention must go to his plumber who’s name escapes me but he’s a credit to Steve’s business. We’ve already recommended Steve to two of our friends and wish him and his business all the luck going forward.

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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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