A great way to add extra valuable space to your home
Our tiled extensions are built to be enjoyed all year round and not just in the warmer months. Our materials are sourced to complement your home with bricks and tiles matched to compliment your existing property. We project manage everything including your roof structure ensuring every roof has structural calculations and meets the regulations. Every extension is fully bespoke and tailor made to suit your home and your need.
Choosing a new roof is very tough decision therefore doing your research and choosing the correct roof is a significant investment. At RB Windows we specialised in a GRP fibre glass flat roof, which can be laid over felt, rubber or can be completely started afresh.
There are many reasons to extend your home and at RB Windows we can guide you through this process with our
highly skilled builders and our team of project managers. Building an extension to a house is an increasingly popular choice for homeowners seeking to maximize the potential from their property space.
Extensions are a great way to gain that extra valuable space needed for your growing family without the stress of
uprooting and disrupting your current lifestyle. Adding extra living space allows for increased family quality time,
with more space for your family to spend time together. Extending your house can modernise and improve the efficiency
of your home, with more people deciding to create open plan kitchen and living areas, making larger sociable spaces.
After living in your house for so long there are always some aspects you wish you could add or change, such as
having that little bit more space in the kitchen or having a walk in wardrobe in your bedroom. Extending your home
means that you can choose what to do with the new added space and gives you control of the design. Deciding to
build an extension means that you can avoid this problem and allows you to stay in the area you know and love!
Types of extensions and conversions that we specialise in. These include garage conversions, which is a common type of conversion using the best use of wasted home space. We also commonly specialise in single storey and double-storey extensions which is constructed to adjoin an existing building, this method of connections requires careful consideration and planning in particular the knock through into the existing building. This is why when considering an extension is it best to use a knowledgeable and experienced building team whom can guide you through the process.
When considering a house addition or extension it is important to consider if you will need planning permission. Whilst some adjustments may be classed as permitted developments, here are some conditions and limits that may apply:
- Built extensions must not exceed 50% of the total area of land around the ‘original house’. This is the house as it was first built or as the building stood on 1 July 1948.
- The eaves and ridge height of the extension can be no higher than the existing house.
- The roof pitch of any extensions higher than one storey must match that of the existing house, as far as is practical.
- A single-storey rear extension cannot be higher than 4 m. It can also not exceed the rear wall by more than 4m in length for a detached house, 3m for an attached house.
- Multi-storey rear extensions cannot exceed the rear wall by more than 3 m in length.
- Two-storey extensions can be no closer than 7 m to the rear site boundary.
- Materials used must be similar in appearance to the existing building. This is not relevant for conservatories.
- Extensions at the front or side elevation of a house facing a highway are not permitted.
- Balconies or verandas are not permitted.
If your extension does not meet these requirements, planning permission will be required.
However, it is always worth checking with your local authority as there may be variations with Article 4 directions sometimes used locally to remove permitted development rights.
For example, if a building is listed, consent will be required to avoid prosecution. Building without this is a criminal offence. Permission may also be required if the building is within a conservation area.