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This is the web site for you if you are considering a home extension, conservatory, or complete modernisation. In these pages, we aim to demonstrate how our award winning service can help guide you through the process of converting ideas into reality – whether it is for a small addition like a porch, or a major building project.


Rear Extension – Somercotes

Everything Starts With An Idea!!
Tell us about your ideas. Would you like to change your home environment, or perhaps just make better use of the space available.
If you work from home or are just starting up a new business, how about incorporating a home office. Maybe an annex for a dependent relative would be a good idea.


Home Extension Design Service
Our goal is to take you through the Planning and Building Regulations procedures as smoothly as possible, using over 35 years experience in building and architectural services.


Technical Advice
Every home project has limits. Sometimes, it’s the size of the site or access to the site. It may be height restrictions, the presence of existing structures, or neighbouring home extensions.


Garage Conversions
Converting an integral garage can be one of the most cost effective ways to add valuable living space to your home. It could also bring in extra daylight by installing glazed doors for access, making that adjoining room lighter. Planning permission is not normally required for garage conversions. However, occasionally, new housing estates can have their permitted development rights removed with regard to garage conversions and therefore you should contact your local planning authority before proceeding, particularly if you live in a conservation area. Building regulations approval will be required in all cases.


loft conversion - Mapperley

Loft Conversions
Converting your loft is a cost effective and less stressful alternative to moving house. With the recent falls in property prices, increasing numbers of people are now deciding that it’s better to move up rather than out. Making use of the otherwise wasted space in your loft is a great solution to your space problems.
Your loft conversion must meet building regulations at a minimum, and may in some circumstances require planning permission.


A mini guide is as follows:
A volume allowance of 40 cubic metres additional roof space is permitted for terraced houses
A volume allowance of 50 cubic metres additional roof space is permitted for detached and semi-detached houses
No extension to be beyond the plane of the existing roof slope of the principal elevation that fronts the highway
No extension to be higher than the highest part of the roof

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