GARAGE CONVERSION AUDIT
STRUCTURAL LOFT CONVERSION AUDIT
PRE-PURCHASE FEASABILITY CONSULTATION
STEEL WORK CONNECTIONS
INTERIOR MINOR ALTERATIONS
CDM & ASSOCIATED REPORTS
HEALTH & SAFETY REPORTS
3D MODELLING (from)
SOIL INVESTIGATION REPORTS
AIR PRESSURE TESTING
BUILDING CONTROL APPLICATIONS
AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING
SOUND INSULATION TESTING
PART F VENTILATION TESTING
RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVICE & INSTALL
THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEYS & TESTING
CODE FOR SUSTAINABLE HOMES
PART G WATER CALCS
DOMESTIC EPC’S FOR LANDLORDS & HOMEOWNERS
At STAAC , we're experts in garage extensions in Brighton, Lewes, Seaford. Our skilled team can assist you from the beginning of your project to the very end,making the process simple and ensuring that your garage extension project follows local rules and meets your goals.
Before we dive into the specifics, let's clarify what a garage extension means. It's simply making your home bigger by adding more space over your garage. This approach is a smart way to use the space you already have, especially when finding extra land is tough.
Following the rules is essential in any building project. In the UK, two important thingsto consider are planning permission and building regulations.
Planning Permission: This is needed to ensure your extension fits in with local plans and doesn't cause problems for your neighbors or the environment. However, there's good news. If your garage extension falls under 'permitted development rights,' you may not need planning permission. This means that your project fits certain criteria that make it acceptable without going through a lengthy planning process.
Building Regulations: These rules set the minimum standards for building, making sure people are safe in and around the building. To meet these standards, it's a good idea to talk to your local council's building control team.
When to Involve a Structural Engineer: Structural engineers play a vital role in ensuring your extension is not only financially feasible but also physically sound, meeting all building regulations. They'll examine your existing foundations and determine what's necessary to make your extension structurally stable.
Building a garage extension can get tricky, but with help from experts, it's much easier. STAAC Design and Build specializes in guiding you through the entire process, making it a smooth journey from start to finish.
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Planning your budget carefully is crucial to avoid surprises during your garage extension project. Costs can vary based on things like the size of your project, the materials used, and professional fees. Here's a breakdown.
At STAAC, we work closely with you to create a clear budget that matches your goals.
Once you have your plans and budget in place, it's time to start building. This stage involves a few important steps.
Preparing the Site: Getting the area ready and making sure the foundation is strong.
Construction: Building the extension according to your plans, using good materialsand skills.
Finishing Up: Adding the final touches like paint and interior decorations to turn your new space into a comfortable part of your home.
To wrap up, building a garage extension is a big project, but the rewards in terms of more space and a higher home value are worth it. STAAC Design and Build is here to guide you through the process, providing expertise and support at every step.
For the most current information on garage extension costs in our area, check the Checkatrade's cost guide. Remember, with STAAC by your side, your garage extension project will be a smooth and successful journey. Contact us for your next home extension project!