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Types of Property Extensions and Loft Conversions in Horley

When you hire us to manage a renovation project, we recommend different styles of property extensions and loft conversions to suit your home. Our designers and builders discuss the wide-range of possibilities, like adding brand-new bedrooms or bathroom installations. D & R Carpentry Ltd consider everything, from the loft insulation and access, to planning permission and property maintenance.



Types of Property Extensions and Loft Conversions


1. Single or Two-Storey Property Extensions

Property extensions are usually single or two-storey builds that extend outwards from the rear of the existing house. Depending on the purpose of the extra space, single storeys are perfect for kitchen or bathroom installations. Two-storey extensions are ideal for bedrooms and living rooms too.


Designers and builders are well-practiced in UK building regulations. The team at D & R Carpentry Ltd advise Horley customers on the size and location of property extensions which don’t require council approval. Any extensions built outwards from the front of the property to the highway needs to be authorised.


2. Loft Conversions

Loft conversions include dormer windows and hip to gable styles, which extend from the plane of the roof to provide more head and floor space. These are perfect for Horley properties with narrow, pitched roof shapes. Dormer and hip to gable loft conversions don’t usually require planning permission before builders can begin work. Whereas larger loft conversions, such as mansard lofts, involve extensive construction like property extensions. Because VELUX windows alter the roof’s appearance, prior approval is required.


Bedrooms, bathrooms and en suite bathroom installations are popular options to utilise unused lofts. Our property maintenance experts ensure new plumbing and electrical outlets keep loft conversions functioning safely.


3. Conservatory Erections

Our professional builders erect different sized conservatories, which are available in a variety of contemporary designs. Like the bespoke summer houses and garden structures our carpenters create, conservatories provide heat and ventilation for different climates.


4. Garage Renovations

Horley homeowners can choose to expand their garage to fit additional cars or to convert their garage into another living space, such as home gyms, offices or workshops. If you want to transform your garage into a bedroom or lounge, builders install insulation and damp proofing treatments to make them habitable.



Planning Permission


Once Horley customers have decided on the type of property extensions, loft conversions or conservatories they want, building and property maintenance companies such as our own assist with the planning permission stage.


We help Horley homeowners apply for approval in the following ways:


  • Support customers with designs and plans to submit to Surrey and Sussex councils
  • Offer advice on UK building regulations for property extensions and loft conversions
  • Consider how construction and renovation work will affect neighbouring properties
  • Liaise with local authorities to secure planning permission
  • Discuss maximum budgets and timeframes for bedrooms, bathroom installations, offices, living rooms, gyms and conservatories to be completed

If you need design advice for property extensions or property maintenance in Horley and the wider Surrey or West Sussex area, call 01342 843 724 or 07974 734 154.