Extensions:

 

 

Are you thinking of building?

Got a project planned or just getting ideas and prices?

 

 

 

If you are located in and around Peterborough you can benefit from our Award winning building service.

Many years of experience, amazing quality of service, huge portfolio of proven work backed up with 'Trustmark' accreditation, and complete customer satisfaction make us the number 1 choice for your building needs in Peterborough

 

 

We understand how confusing the whole process can be so we are more than happy to talk through initial ideas and give you cost indications without obligation! 

Stages of an Extension

Second Fix:

Trade term for interior elements that are seen, this element can vary in cost dramatically based on the choice of 'finishing' items, typically includes

Electric sockets and switches- connection of fuseboard and safety certification

Fitting the boiler and radiators, connection to gas and certification

Doors, handles, architrave and skirting boards, bathroom installation and kitchen installation.

Finishing:

 

There is no limit to what you can spend when finishing the extension - every individual element will have a very different cost, from cheap carpet that is a few pounds per square metre, to the very best designer option that costs as much as the build itself! . Costs will also increase significantly if you are adding a new kitchen or bathroom to the extended space. 

First Fix:

Trade term for interior elements that are not normally seen again once the buildings complete such as the electrical wiring from the new fuseboard location, pipe runs from bathrooms and any other outlets back to the intended boiler location. Door frames or'linings' will be fitted and any internal stud walls and structural alterations.

Plastering:

The walls and ceilings are now covered in plasterboard or render, followed by corner trims/ beads and a skim coat of plaster finish

Groundwork's:

 

The preparing of the site and digging of foundations is essential to making sure the extension is built safely and with structural integrity. This phase is the most likely to bring surprise costs!  if there are complications at this stage, such as having to move drains or deal with tree roots(as we found here, even after trial holes there was a blanket of roots which meant additional depth required for the foundations), it can slow down the process and increase the cost.

The Shell:

 

This is where the main building takes place, building the basic structure with either brick and block or a timber frame. A roof is built, and windows are fitted to watertight the structure.

An extension  project goes through several stages of building, which i have demonstrated below with a two storey extension GMF Builders completed in 2019. Whatever stage your are at with your building, you can rely on us to get the project completed, without hassle or undue expense.

How long do home extensions take to complete?

The length of time it takes to build an extension will obviously depend on the scale of the build, without even including any time spent drawing up plans and obtaining planning permission (which can take several months in and of themselves).

A rough time-frame would be between three and four months, although larger more complex builds can take significantly longer! Delays are common to the start dates, and are often due to clients changing their minds or in most circumstances adding a list of extra projects "while you're here".... We don’t leave a job until its practical completion, so most clients would rather not wait for those extra finishing touches.

SOME MORE OF OUR PREVIOUS EXTENSION PROJECTS:

 

 

Are you thinking of building?

Got a project planned or just getting ideas and prices?

 

 

 

If you are located in and around Peterborough you can benefit from our Award winning building service.

Many years of experience, amazing quality of service, huge portfolio of proven work backed up with 'Trustmark' accreditation, and complete customer satisfaction make us the number 1 choice for your building needs in Peterborough

 

We understand how confusing the whole process can be so we are more than happy to talk through initial ideas and give you cost indications without obligation! 

2 storey extension and extensive alterations renovation

2 storey extension and extensive alterations renovation

TANSOR

Completed

2018

2 storey extension to grade 2 listed 'Old Post Office'

2 storey extension to grade 2 listed 'Old Post Office'

THORNHAUGH

Completed

2006

2 storey extension and extensive alterations renovation

2 storey extension and extensive alterations renovation

TANSOR

Completed

September 2018

Single storey extension / new build garage-sun room

Single storey extension / new build garage-sun room

BEEHIVE COTTAGE STONE BUILD

Completed

2015

2 storey extension

2 storey extension

MOUSE COTTAGE BARN

Completed

2019

Design and build kitchen extension and renovate existing to include kitchen, bathroom,new windows and doors.

Design and build kitchen extension and renovate existing to include kitchen, bathroom,new windows and doors.

CHURCH STREET, STILTON

Completed

2018

Brick built two storey period property extension, to create larger kitchen diner space - bigger bedroom space and W/C


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Brick built two storey period property extension, to create larger kitchen diner space - bigger bedroom space and W/C



DOGSTHORPE ROAD

Completed

2010

Single storey extension

Single storey extension

NIGHTINGALE DRIVE

Completed

2010

2 storey extension included  kitchen and bathrooms

2 storey extension included kitchen and bathrooms

CENTRAL SQUARE

Completed

2009

Single storey extension

Single storey extension

LYNTON ROAD

Completed

2003

2 storey extension

2 storey extension

HAWTHORNE DRIVE

Completed

2020

First floor extension

First floor extension

CARRON DRIVE

Completed

2014

Construct single storey extension to form dining room

Construct single storey extension to form dining room

DANES CLOSE

Completed

2018

Extension and renovation

Extension and renovation

DECOY

Completed

Current

2 storey extension included kitchen and bathrooms

2 storey extension included kitchen and bathrooms

STOKESAY COURT

Completed

2010

Single storey extension- kitchen extension

Single storey extension- kitchen extension

HOWELL DRIVE

Completed

2017

2 storey extension and  renovation

2 storey extension and renovation

MOUSE COTTAGE

Completed

2020

Construct single storey 'wrap-around' extension to create new lounge, kitchen, utility and dining areas

Construct single storey 'wrap-around' extension to create new lounge, kitchen, utility and dining areas

ELMFIELD ROAD,

Completed

2008

Construct garage shell -  construct roof and cover with single ply membrane, fit garage door.

Construct garage shell - construct roof and cover with single ply membrane, fit garage door.

DOGSTHORPE,

Completed

2019

 

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