Before starting any construction or renovation job, domestic and commercial clients will have a lot of questions for professional builders like ourselves. Whether you’re embarking on loft conversions or property extensions – contact us for advice on design, planning and installation procedures. At C Dingle Complete Building Services, we understand that small-scale refurbishments or larger remodelling jobs can be stressful. Therefore, our team of builders, kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters provide obligation-free consultations to provide you with all the answers you need.
1. What Projects Can Professional Builders Manage?
The builders at C Dingle Complete Building Services are experienced at carrying out domestic and commercial work in Epsom and the wider Surrey area. Our skilled team of designers, architects, carpenters, kitchen fitters, bathroom fitters and plumbers work closely with accredited AS Electrical Southern subcontractors and Gas Safe registered engineers. This enables us to manage various projects from start to finish, including loft conversions, property extensions, new builds, kitchen and bathroom installations in a professional and efficient manner.
2. How Can I Boost My Property Value?
Loft conversions and property extensions are a great investment for Epsom clients to increase the value of their property. This can raise the selling price by up to 20%! We recommend adding another bedroom, which appeals to prospective buyers more. Our kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters can also upgrade your interiors to accommodate growing families with higher demands.
In addition to your interiors, our builders advise home and business owners on how to spruce up their exteriors, which makes a lasting impression on visitors, guests and interested buyers. This includes installing new driveways, patios and decking. We also handle roof repairs, repointing brickwork, pebble dashing, rough casting and plastering to maintain a healthy-looking property.
3. What Planning Permission Do I Need?
If you are redeveloping an existing property or purchasing a new plot of land for a new build project, Epsom clients need to check for planning permission first. This can be done by applying for Detailed Planning Permission (DPP) with the Local Planning Authorities (LPA).
For loft conversions and property extensions, our builders discuss regulations and planning permission during one-to-one consultations. This includes the following points:
● Construction for loft conversions and property extensions must measure between 40 cubic metres (for terraced houses) and 50 cubic metres (for detached and semi-detached properties)
● Property extensions and loft conversions cannot be built higher than the existing apex of the roof or sit further than the roof’s plane
● Builders must use construction materials to resemble the appearance of the roof, such as tiles, slates or roof membranes
As part of our project management service, we help Epsom clients to organise and submit applications, together with architectural drawings. You can also rely on our builders to liaise with the local council to resolve any issues.
4. How Long Do Property Renovations Take?
Firstly, planning permission applications need to be submitted at the earliest stage, as this process can take up to 8 weeks for approval. Once this has been done, we complete all work within the agreed upon timeframe. Depending on the size of the project, loft conversions, property extensions and new builds can last 4 to 8 weeks. Our builders, kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters recommend that Epsom clients consider alternative living arrangements during this time.