Home Extensions – Builder in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

What are the advantages of hiring a local independent builder to design and build your home extension in Mansfield? From Beeston and Nottingham, to Long Eaton to Arnold, Hucknall to South Normanton to Kirby in Ashfield and Sutton in Ashfield, we have been building new homes from the ground up, or adding bespoke property extensions and for over 3 decades. Established in 1989, we are able to demonstrate vast experience with projects of all sizes.

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Berry Hill – 2 Storey Garage Extension plus Bedrooms with Ensuite Bathrooms

The brief: Side elevation two storey extension for a garage. Bedrooms with ensuites above and rear elevation kitchen.

Scope of works included:

  • The excavation and laying of concrete strip foundations
  • Concrete screed floors, drainage works and soakaways
  • Construction of the external and internal walls
  • Structural steel works including new structural concrete padstones for vertical supporting steels
  • Safe removal of supporting walls
  • Formation of padstones and packing of beams.
  • Photos below:

We returned to site for finishing off works, including construction of boundary walls paths and fencing.

Home Extensions Independent Builder Mansfield and Nottingham

When it comes to creating more space around the home, an extension can really make a difference. So, let’s look at the advantages of hiring Buildworks Mansfield and how an extension can really make a difference.

Extension Renovations Mansfield and Nottingham and Derbyshire

If your home has an old extension then you can improve its appearance by extending it again. If it is a single storey extension you can choose to add another storey or you extend it in any way you wish providing you can obtain planning permission. This means that you can make necessary improvements and alter the look of your home without the need to extend fully as some of the work would have already been done for you.

You’ll have confidence and security with our contract outlining the scope of the project, timeline, and budget.

Preparing Your Home for Construction: What to Expect

Large kitchen extensions that incorporate open-plan cooking and dining are on-trend but people are also taking advantage of large bi-folding doors that really make an impact. With an extension, you can create a beautiful kitchen but also install bi-folding doors that increase light but also give you the opportunity to enjoy views out onto your back garden. During the summer, you can open the doors and enjoy your garden regardless of whether you are in your kitchen or sitting outside.

Build a New Family Home on Your Plot of Land

If your family is growing, moving home might not be an option, so one solution is to build a new property and design it with us to your exact specifications.

However if you’re not able to do this, building a home extension is an affordable option that makes it possible to add more space for your growing family. You can create an additional bedroom and bathroom upstairs giving you more practical space. Furthermore, you can also add more room downstairs, enabling you to create a bespoke space in the home that can become the ideal playroom and a place to store toys.

This is great if you have little ones and want a place for them to call their playroom but an additional room is also great if you have teenagers. You can create a games room or another TV room where they can relax.

Utility Room Builder Home Renovations Mansfield

It can almost seem like a waste to have valuable kitchen space taken up by appliances. Washing machines and tumble dryers are an absolute must but you can save valuable space by having a utility room added to your home. This will give you a dedicated space in which you can house your appliances and keep them hidden away, all of which will give you the opportunity to do more with your kitchen.

Home Extensions Create an Office Space

With more people now working from home, finding space to work can prove challenging. However, when you build an extension you will be able to create a dedicated space that can become your office. This dedicated space will enable you to work in privacy and without taking up space in the rest of the home.

So, if you are looking to extend your home, an extension will bring with it many possibilities and enable you to get more from your home.

Planning Your Home Extension: Key Considerations for a Successful Project

Before embarking on your home extension, it’s important to carefully plan out your project to ensure success. Consider your budget, timeline, and goals for the space. Take into account any necessary planning permission from Mansfield or Ashfield District Councils (or the local council in your Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire area).

Consult with a local architect to help you determine the best design for your home and to create detailed plans. Taking the time to plan out your project in advance can help you avoid unexpected issues down the road, once you have your designs in hand, give Dave a call and book an on-site assessment.

Planning Permission for Your Home Extension: What You Need to Know

Depending on the size and scope of your home extension, you may need to obtain planning permission from your local council. Your contractor or architect can advise you on the requirements in your area, and assist you in submitting the necessary application. Keep in mind that the planning permission process can take several weeks or months, so be sure to factor in this time when planning your project timeline.

Builder and Construction Company for Your Home Extension

Choosing the right contractor is key to the success of your home extension project and Buildworks Mansfield are celebrating 35 years in business. We particularly love home extension projects, our previous work can be found on YouTube and also over at our Gallery page. We are proud to share our references and reviews from past clients in and around Mansfield, Kirkby, Sutton in Ashfield, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire house owners. You’ll have confidence and security with our contract outlining the scope of the project, timeline, and budget, take time to understand all of the terms before signing.

Preparing Your Home for Construction: What to Expect

This is the stage whereby you decide to move out for the project duration or we agree a plan of action and which order the process will begin. Before construction begins on your home extension, we will need to prepare your property for the work ahead. This may include clearing the area of debris or existing structures, and installing temporary fencing or barriers. During this phase, Buildworks will also begin to assess the site and prepare the ground for foundation work.

Laying the Foundation: The Importance of Site Preparation for Your Home Extension

The foundation is the backbone of your home extension, so it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Our contractors will dig a trench and lay a concrete footing to support the weight of the new structure. They will then construct the foundation walls, often using concrete blocks or poured concrete. Proper site preparation and foundation work are critical to ensuring the stability and safety of your home extension.

Once the foundation is in place, your contractor will begin to build the frame of your home extension. This often involves using wooden or steel framing to create the walls, floors, and roof of the structure. We will also begin to install the electrical and plumbing systems, making sure to coordinate with any existing systems in your home.

Roof Installation – Choose a Sturdy and Durable Roof for Your Property

The roof is one of the most important elements of your home extension, providing protection from the elements and helping to regulate temperature. Together with your architects’ plans, we will install a sturdy and durable roof, it’s important to also install any necessary ventilation systems to help regulate airflow.

Home Extension: New Walls, Doors, and Windows

With the frame and roof in place, your home extension will begin to take shape with building new walls, installing doors and windows using high-quality materials and proper installation techniques to ensure a tight and secure fit.

Wiring and Plumbing: Installing Electrical and Plumbing Systems

Once the walls and roof of your home extension are in place, it’s time to install the electrical and plumbing systems. This is a critical step in the process, as the quality of the installation will directly impact the safety and functionality of your new space.

We work closely with our fully licensed electricians and plumbers to ensure that all systems are installed correctly and up to the latest regulations. This often involves running new wires and pipes from the existing systems in your home to the new space. When installing electrical systems, we will make sure that outlets, switches, and light fixtures are placed in convenient locations and wired safely. They will also ensure that the electrical panel is properly sized and configured to handle the new load.

When installing plumbing systems, we check and double check that the pipes are properly sized and connected to the existing water supply and drainage systems. They will also install any necessary fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, and showers, and make sure that they are functioning properly.

Throughout the whole extension and building process, we always try our best to work carefully to minimise disruption to your daily routine, which means we always coordinate with you to schedule any necessary shut-offs or service interruptions, and will work efficiently to get the job done as quickly as possible.

Once the wiring and plumbing systems are installed, they will be thoroughly tested to ensure that they are functioning safely and correctly.

Energy-Efficient Insulation For Your Home Extension – Comfortable Heating Solutions

Insulating your home extension is a key step in keeping your new space comfortable and energy-efficient. Your contractor will carefully select and install high-quality insulation materials to help regulate temperature and reduce energy loss. This will not only help you save money on your heating and cooling bills, but also make your new space more comfortable year-round.

Underfloor Heating or New Standard Flooring, Trim, and Internal Painting

Once the construction is complete, it’s time to add the finishing touches to your home extension. Standard flooring uses a choice of materials such as hardwood, tiling, or carpet, to create a comfortable and functional space. For the finishing cosmetic touches we add trim, such as baseboards and crown molding, to enhance the appearance of your new space. Finally, there’s the choice for us to paint walls and trim, giving your home extension a polished and cohesive look, or you can carry the internal decoration out yourselves.

Reasons Why Brits Love Extending Their Domestic Homes

Expanding a family home with an extension is a popular option for many domestic property owners in the UK. There are a variety of reasons why homeowners may want to extend their home, ranging from practical needs to personal preferences.

One common reason for a home extension is the need for more space. As families grow and accumulate more possessions, the need for additional living space becomes more pressing. An extension can provide the extra square footage needed to accommodate a growing family and improve the functionality of the home.