Choose our builders for a construction project and we’ll provide you with the time needed to recommend suitable styles for property extensions and loft conversions. D & R Carpentry Ltd is here to help you with practical advice on new bedrooms, bathroom installations, home offices and more. Our company, located in Horley, incorporates everything into its builds, from planning permission and safe access to ongoing property maintenance needs.
This page takes a closer look at property extensions and loft conversions, giving our prospective customers a clear idea of what to expect from our builders.
Single and Double-Storey Property Extensions
Property extensions are single or double-storey builds which extend outwards from the front, side or rear of an existing home. Single-storey builds for Horley properties are the perfect choice for kitchens and downstairs bathroom installations. Double-storey property extensions are ideal for bedrooms, home offices or as workspace for the hobbyist in your family.
Because our builders work to UK building regulations, D & R Carpentry Ltd takes the size and the location of the property into consideration and can often build without local authority approval. Property extensions built outwards from the front of a home towards the roadside, and builds which exceed the current roof height, need to be authorised.
We are building and general property maintenance specialists, and we work regularly with building control departments for the Horley area.
D & R Carpentry Ltd creates loft conversions in dormer, mansard and hip-to-gable styles, the latter of which sees our builders extending the plane of the roof to provide homes with more head and floor space. It is a style perfect for Horley properties with narrow pitched roofing. Dormer and hip-to-gable loft conversions rarely require planning permission but larger styles, such as the mansard design, involve extensive construction – much like property extensions.
Because rooflights alter the physical appearance of the roof, they may need prior approval ahead of installation.
Bedrooms with adjacent en suite bathroom installations are popular options for loft conversions. Our building and property maintenance services include the integration of plumbing and electrical elements to make homes in Horley 100% functional.
Conservatories and Garages
Our builders can construct conservatories in a P-shape or L-shape, or in the popular lean-to design. Choose Victorian or Edwardian conservatories for a new slant on property extensions where builds tie in particularly well with period homes. Alternatively, we can produce a more contemporary design for a modern property. All conservatory styles, traditional or modern, come with the latest energy-efficient materials and high-security locking systems. Because we specialise in loft conversions, homeowners in Horley can also use our builders to convert garage space, either to fit in an additional car or to turn it into living quarters, a home gym, an office or a workshop. If you want to transform a garage into something habitable, our builders insulate it and perform treatments to prevent issues with dampness. Garage conversions used for habitation must comply with regulatory health and safety standards.
We also offer property maintenance services for conservatories and garages.
We leave our Horley customers to decide on styles for property extensions and loft conversions in their own time, and never try to force through a sale by putting time limits on our quotations – something that some builders and property maintenance companies do to obtain more work. We’d rather amend your quotation if costs rise at a later stage and let you make your own decision.
Once you feel ready to take the next step, we apply for planning approval in the following ways: