An Introduction to Property Extensions
Building Work and Property Extension in Horley

Thinking of adding an extra bedroom to your home? Based in Surrey and looking to add value with a new property extension? A popular option for homeowners across the country, extensions can make a significant difference to your living space and boost your property’s standing on the housing market. From our hometown of Horley, T.W. Groundwork provides a full package of building work alongside groundworks, garden paving and new driveways.

Initially daunting, there are many factors involved when building a new extension, but companies such as T.W. Groundwork will take charge of the process from planning to the final touches.

A well-constructed property extension is a worthwhile investment for those in Horley looking to sell or just to adapt their living space for a more practical set up. Here is a short introduction to home extensions:


Types of Extensions

We offer the three main types of property extensions for our clients as part of our general building work package. These include, side-facing, rear-facing and wraparound extensions.

Side-facing extensions make use of the side return, a common feature on terraced houses. Rear-facing extensions are attached to the back of your property, and wraparound extensions are a combination of the two.

Alongside building work and extensions, T.W. Groundwork also provides new driveways, garden paving and groundworks.

Planning Permission

One of the most important factors to consider before getting started is whether you need to apply for planning permission. This varies depending on where you live, how much work you intend to have done, and which part of your home you intend to alter.

Most homes in Horley fall under permitted development, which allows for homeowners to construct property extensions without permission, as long as you follow specific height, width and boundary parameters.

However, if you live in a listed building or a conservation area, you will need to apply for permission, and it is unlikely that your plans will be approved.

Choosing a Design

This is a chance to personalise your new project, and there are endless ways to customise a property extension. For a sleek, contemporary look, why not opt for a black-framed side return with plenty of glass? If you want to prioritise energy efficiency, go for insulation and double- or triple-glazing.

Or, if you prefer a more traditional aesthetic, have your builder seek out matching brickwork to complement the rest of your home. This ensures a seamless finish, in keeping with the original design of your property.

Based in Horley, T.W. Groundwork provides a range of landscaping, groundworks and building work for the Surrey area. We offer new driveways and garden paving of the highest quality.

Call us today on 07923 174146 for more information on our property extensions and other building work in Horley and the surrounding areas.
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