Many of us are aware of the popularity of open plan living at the moment. It allows for our busy families to continue their daily routines but feel as though they are still together. It allows for a feeling closeness whilst offering functional and aesthetic advantages.
Our top tip when considering opening up a space in your home is to seek advice in which walls are load-bearing and which are not.
This may start to dictate your plans when on a budget. But it is likely that we will be able to help a cost-effective solution that will ensure your individual requirements are met.
You will have a vision when you start and it is important that your chosen Builder is able to help and support just that.
After all; it is you that needs to live and function in the space so it is important that it is tailored to your family. What works for one family may not for another. There may be elements that you have to compromise on but it is imperative that you achieve your objectives with your home improvement project.
We recently completed this structural works in Nantwich, Cheshire. Our client was looking to extend their home to create an open kitchen and dining area. Our clients experience in dealing with us is of high priority for us. With building projects such as this one, we will offer information and advice to benefit the end result.
Are you planning on building an extension? Are you looking for a no obligation quotation or help with your survey plans?
Contact Simon Hindley Building Contractors today on 01606 40565 or 07894215123 and we will be happy to help. Turn your vision into reality for your beautiful home!
By On March 23, 2016 No Comments
There are a number of reasons why individuals look to extend their property. They may be:
- Looking for additional living space
- Looking to add value onto their home prior to sale
- Looking to alter the appearance of their property
Although these factors vary greatly; there is a simple process that needs to be followed and understood prior to undertaking your new extension.
Do not be daunted by the many laws surrounding extensions. We have decades of experience in the building trade and we are on hand to offer valuable advice and information that will make the process more straightforward. This includes consideration of:
- Your neighbours ‘right to light’
- Minimum ceiling heights
- Understanding the required Building Regulations
- Permitted development rights
- Minimum room sizing
This service is provided as part of our comprehensive building provision. Part of being a reputable builder is the ability to offer a turn-key solution so that clients are able to concentrate on their vision for additional space and design elements that will make their extension perfect for their requirements.
Extension Top Tips:
Here are a couple tips that we have drawn up to enable you to get the most from your house extension:
Avoid creating a through room: this has to take into consideration the way in which you enter your extension. By dividing up a room to create an entrance or hallway to your additional space may mean that you are sacrificing more than you are gaining. Ensure to avoid the creation of an unusable space, a walk through or a dumping ground.
Ensure to have adequate facilities: if you are looking to add bedrooms in your extension design it is important that you have a balance of bathrooms or shower rooms to facilitate this. It is well-accepted that a four-bedroom house should have an en-suite and main bathroom. If you are looking to add any further bedrooms, careful consideration should be made to offer additional facilities.
If you would like to enquire about extending your home please call today on 01606 40565.
By On December 16, 2015 No Comments
There are many factors that need to be taken into account when considering whether to move or extend your current home. Such factors as location, convenience and familiarity may well keep you where you are but your family’s changing needs may dictate whether this is possible or not.
- Fees to the estate agent
- Fees to the solicitors
- Fees to complete surveys
- Stamp duty payments
- Improvement costs or essential repairs
Other than improvement costs to your new home; the fees are funds that are lost in the process of moving home.
When considering an extension, here are some other elements that should be thought about:
- Take into consideration the relative property values in the housing around you
- Consider any lacking essential facilities within your home; i.e. bathroom and kitchen
- Ensure there is as little as possible imbalance in the accommodation such as bedrooms and living space
Time invested in looking into the above factors will inevitably leave you to get the most from your building project. Extending your home does require a range of considerations but it is likely one of the most exciting times.
Extending your home provides you with the opportunity to offer your family adequate living space and can mean that family members have individual spaces for their differing needs.
More usable space will allow your family a better quality of living and will in turn offer an asset that you can benefit from when selling on your property.
If you would like to enquire about home extensions please call today on 07894215123 or 01606 40565. Unlock the potential of your home!
By On December 4, 2013 1 Comment
Home extensions are a brilliant way of increasing the size of your house and tailoring the space to match your individual family requirements.
This job was completed in Bowden, Cheshire and it was a utility extension. When we arrived to complete a quotation we were faced with a 40 year old property. On discussion, the client wanted an identical match on the original bricks and mortar.
We went the extra mile and researched the history of the bricks only to find out that both the bricks and mortar were discontinued. We persisted with our discussions with the supplier and they provided us with the coloured sand and mortar for bricks which were as close as we could get.
From this point each brick had to be rubbed down individually with a wire brush to get the right colour. This shows our commitment to our clients to provide the best possible finish with a promise of unrivalled levels of customer service.
Our clients were so pleased with the end result and thanked us for our perseverance as it really did make a bit difference to the success of the home improvement project. We employ this approach with every job that we take on.
We have built up a brilliant local reputation and this is based on offering superior building services throughout Cheshire. We look to provide information about the building process so that you are left feeling assured you are dealing with a professional company.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options when contemplating a house extension, please contact Simon Hindley Building Contractors on 07894215123.
By On December 14, 2011 No Comments
Below are photos of various stages of a double storey extension in Delamere, Cheshire.
The two storey extension consisted of a gym on the ground floor, 10 metres by 6 metres, with a bedroom built above the gym.
The photo below shows the first layout of the ground floor extension.
The two photos below show the double storey extension starting to take shape.
Finally, the finished two storey extension, making the home complete.
See more examples of double storey extensions in Cheshire here.