Home Extensions

Extending your home with an extension as opposed to moving to a new house can prove to be a more economic and satisfactory solution that suits your present and future needs. A new single storey extension is a sensible investment that can add to the value of your home and provide the additional internal space required enabling you to make the most effective use of your accommodation.

A standard single storey extension would take around 6 to 8 weeks to complete. These times can vary on your requirements of course.

How much will it cost?

It really does depend on what you have had designed! There are numerous factors which will obviously change the price. Are you planning on building a single or double storey extension? Do you require an en-suite bathroom or a kitchen fitting? The size of the build itself is the main factor and a good rule of thumb is £1,600 plus VAT per square metre. Our basic entry-level price for any extension if around £30k to £35k + VAT.

Why should I choose Dara Builders to build my home extension?

We specialise in building quality highly functional home extensions and internal spaces that enhance people’s lives. Our aim is to meet your requirements, whilst at the same time ensuring that all planning and building regulations are fully adhered to. We want you to be involved in the project so at the end you are totally satisfied.

Ultimately, we recognise the importance of your investment and will strive to achieve the maximum added value to your property.

Planning permission for my home extension?

There are so many factors that can affect whether your job will be subject to planning permission or classed as a 'Permitted Development' (no planning application required) . A good way to start is by reading the Town and Country Planning Act 2008.

If, for instance, you are extending to the front or side, bringing the roof higher than the existing, increasing the footprint of your property by more than a certain percentage, affecting the light available to your neighbours' properties, or reducing the parking space available at your home then these may well cause you to seek permission from your council's planning department. It can often seem daunting when first embarking on an extension project, but we will guide you through the entire process and take the stress off your back.

Will we have signed contracts?

Yes. On all of our projects we will draw up contracts and both parties sign these before work commences. We include a copy of your cancellation rights.

When do I pay for my home extension?

We would usually take a deposit of 15% of the overall job value then, depending on the size of the job, break it down into manageable stage payments. We only ask for the final payment once you are 100% satisfied with your new room.

Building regulations?

We will fill out all the relevant paperwork and send it off to your local council or the private building control firm we regularly use. We will arrange and attend all of the relevant appointments with the building inspectors.

Matching existing brickwork?

We can match existing brickwork, if it is still being produced (or any remaining stock can be sourced from somewhere). If not then we will get you the very best alternative match.

Public and Employers Liability Insurance?

Our policy covers us for no less than two million pounds. A copy can be sent to you upon request.

Will you protect my driveway?

We protect your driveway from scrapes and scuffs by laying plastic sheeting and plywood boards,  This protects the drive from skips and general building work.

Do you have a project manager who will oversee the conversion project?

Yes, we project-manage our work, so you can rest assured your conversion will go smoothly. He will liaise with you directly and regularly to make sure you get your dream job.