Frequnetly Asked Questions

Can all properties be extended?

Majority of properties can be converted, this all depends on a variety of different factors like: The garden or side space, the area, the council and other factors. One the biggest factors is the space that you have outside as there are different regulations with regards tot building a house extension. One of our surveyors can tell you straight away at site visit if the project is possible or not.

Do I need planning permission for my extension?

The vast majority of building extension do not need planning permission as they come under permitted development rules. This means that you can build your extension providing you stick to local building regulations rules and regulations. This does not mean you can build whatever you prefer and no one can stop your work, you still have to submit plans, structural calculations and get approval from local building control. There is still some kitchen conversions that require planning permission. When you own a property in conservation area, a listed building or in an area where permitted development is not allowed you will have to get planning permission from your council see Home Extension Plans

Can Jigsaw Build arrange all the planning for me?

Jigsaw Build aim to offer a one stop shop for our customers, this mean thats we carry out your kitchen extension right from plans to completion. Jigsaw Build have an experienced team who are experts in gaining you planning approval from your local authority.. Jigsaws team will draw up the existing and proposed plans for your garage extension and submit them on your behalf, we will then arrange for structural calculations and building control plans to be made and submit them to the local council. This is part of your house extension without any extra charge. Any council submission fees are paid by the client.

Do i need permission form my neighbours?

When building a house conversion if you have a party wall connecting your property, you will have inform your neighbours about your home extension plans. You do not need permission from your neighbours but you must tell them and if they have a problem with the proposed works, you need to get a party wall surveyor involved. The party wall surveyor will issue party wall notices on your behalf and come and inspect the connecting wall, they will take pictures and make a party wall award outlining what works can be done. This is a straight forward process and is not to be confused with planning permission as there is no room for refusal in this.

What are the different types of house extensions?

There many different types of house extensions options available. Each house extension is dependant to the type of property you have. Jigsaw Builds design team will explain to you the different types of extension options that can be built on your home, they will explain to you the the advantages and disadvantages of each kitchen extension, see Home Extension Options

How much can i extend by and how many stories?

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How much will my house extension cost?

Each extension is unique and it is hard to have ball park figure for each project as no 2 projects are the same. Jigsaw Build has made a special house extension cost guide, this will explain to your the different price for each house extension. The price can only be finalised with a site visit and a discussion about what kind specification you want your home extension to be. Vat will be added to the price of any building extension. Apart form the cost to build the extension there are other costs like, shower suite, tiles, etc. see Home Extension Costs

What is your payment structure?

Jigsaw Build do not believe in taking large amounts of money of people up front without doing any work, this is why apart from your initial deposit all payments are stage by stage and in arrears. What this means for you is that the home extension will be built in different stages and only after the agreed work has been completed and you make the payment. This is is beneficial for you as you know what work is being carried out and what stage of the build you are at. This gives you control and you can see what you are paying for. see Home Extension Stages

How do i know that my home extension will be built properly and what guarantees, warranties, and certificates are given?

During the extension build building inspectors will be visiting your home to check the work. The building inspectors work for you and are there to make sure everything is within government rules and regulations. Once the project is completed they will give you a completion certificate, as well as this you will be issued with a electrical certificate from a qualified electrician. When carrying out a kitchen extension if you have had any gas work undertaken Jigsaw Build will give you a gas safety certificate. When your extension has been completed Jigsaw Build also offer a special 10 year guarantee, this guarantee gives you peace of mind that you are covered for the future. See Guarantees and Certificates

Can i visit your completed kitchen extension projects?

Yes Jigsaw Build will give show projects that we have completed, we highly recommend this as you can see how a home extension will look once completed. This way you can get ideas for your own kitchen extension and at the same time see the quality of our work.

Do you build home extensions, basement conversion and refurbishments?

Yes Jigsaw Build carry out all kinds of building work, we especially known for carrying bespoke property transformations. This means we go into a property and strip it all out right back down the the walls and floor joists, then the extension is converted, extension built and the entire property is rebuilt to your specification. Everything will be built to your style and specification.

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