building construction, conversion and extension

We provide a service which includes:-

1.    Plans.
2.    Specifications.
3.    Planning applications.
4.    Building Regulations applications.
5.    Obtaining contractors price tenders.
6.    Appointment of contractors.
7.    Contract supervision.
8.    Site inspection.
9.    Stage payment certification.
10.   Contract variations.

Loft Conversions

One of the more popular methods of extending buildings is to make use of the roof space to provide additional accommodation, often bedrooms, bathrooms and hobby rooms.

Many loft conversions fall within Permitted Development and do not require planning approval.

Most conversions rely upon major structural alterations including a new structural floor, insertion of structural beams and roof structure alterations.  Such conversions require Building Regulations Approval from the local authority.

If the property is terraced or semi-detached and works are carried out to the party wall then the procedure under the Party Wall etc Act 1996 is necessary.

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Garage Conversions

Many home owners convert garages to form additional habitable rooms.

Garages are often not constructed to adequate standards and works to improve walls, insulation etc are necessary.  This work, any structural work and alterations to underground drains will require Building Regulations Approval.

Basement Extensions

Forming basement rooms by excavating beneath a building and underpinning the foundations, extending them to a greater depth has become popular in areas of high density houses.

When underpinning work is carried out there is a risk of minor foundation movement.

Building Regulations Approval is necessary and also, in most cases, the procedure under the Party Wall etc Act 1996 is necessary.

Single storey and two storey extentions

In many cases it is a relatively simple construction matter to add above ground extensions to existing buildings.  Small extensions may not require planning approval and may fall within Permitted Development.  In almost all cases such extensions will require Building Regulations Approval.

James Flynn Chartered Surveyors?

We are an independent firm of chartered surveyors and have been advising clients on all aspects of property value and condition since 1980 from our offices in London, Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent.  We mainly cover the London and South East region but travel further afield when this is requested.

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