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FAQ’s

Category: Common Questions

Common Questions

No! Add A Room offer comprehensive No charge, No Obligation fixed price (Full Specification) quotations.
Yes! All Add A Room projects come with a 10 year structural guarantee.
Yes, Add A Room are delighted that so many satisfied clients wish to show others the result of our work. Please visit us on Facebook and see for yourself and then contact us to arrange a visit.
Yes! Each & every Add A Room job is monitored, supervised and regularly attended by Head Office.
Due to demand, we currently concentrate on Essex but can be tempted a little further…
Hmm! We are Master Builders not Estate Agents but 20% uplift for either is considered to be the rough guide…
Yes! Add A Room will provide it all! from planning to painting. Where, Local planning and Building Control are concerned – we work exclusively, with independent experts. Please browse our website where you will find further information on our services
Your quotation will include, eco-friendly, removal of all waste and debris
A detailed payment schedule reflecting each stage of the project will be produced – rest assured that the final balance will not be expected until satisfactory completion. Add A Room accept all forms of payment – we find Bank transfer to be the simplest.
Add A Room will handle everything for you – navigating the complexities associated with Local Planning law and building control regulations, in order to obtain the all important Completion Certificate.
Firstly, (the idea) we listen carefully to what you tell us about the project that you have in mind. Next, (the plan) we send one of our experts to survey and assess the best approach to achieve a result that matches your requirement – and budget. We will then provide a full detailed quotation. Once we have finalised the specification and price we then book in the job and provide all necessary architectural drawings and calculations.
Add A Room work closely with Buildstore financial services – the UK’s experts for finance in home improvement mortgages and finance. Their expert advisers have access to the whole of the lending market place as well as many exclusive deals too. For expert advice on the best way to finance your Add A Room project call 0845 223 4888 or email [email protected]
Yes ! Not only does Add A Room offer a free detailed survey – we also provide comprehensive No charge, No Obligation detailed quotations. Please contact us now…
Rarely is there any need to move out at any stage of a project. In fact we much prefer that our clients remain in the home. We drink more tea that way and work faster…
often only 2 weeks – the average is 3 weeks – from Survey to Local Authority Registration. The process includes design and all necessary drawings, charts and calculations – so sometimes may take a few days longer. The sooner you contact us the earlier your dream becomes reality…
Possibly within a month but more likely longer. We will always commence work at the earliest possible date that meets your requirement. This of course, is subject to any statutory permission being obtained and normally between 2 – 4 weeks from then.
Category: Loft Conversions

Loft Conversions

Most loft types can be converted although the process may very. Don’t be put off just because your loft appears to be full of Truss’s or lacks headroom. As specialists, Add A Room have numerous proven solutions.
Yes, the truss roof system has been favoured since the 1980’s but does, compared to older systems, complicate the process of creating extra space. Add A Room are able to utilise modern steel beam technology to remove many or, if necessary, all structural trusses.
Please contact us now, for a free detailed survey & quotation. Standard Add A Room conversions start from less than £30,000 – larger, more complex conversions may cost less than you expect.
Yes! Subject only to compliance with current Building Regulations – we are happy to tailor our services to suit your needs – please contact Add A Room now – it’s free!
Add A Room create – Bedrooms, Bathrooms, En-suites, Gyms, Studio’s, Offices, Play rooms, Music Rooms, Games Rooms, and Storage Rooms – not on the list! Please contact us now.
Depending on type and size of project – this will vary. Add A Room aim for completion of actual construction work between 6 – 8 weeks from commencement but will openly discuss all options when we survey – why not contact us now!
Our philosophy at Add A Room is to treat your property as we would our own – aiming at as little disruption and mess as possible. In the case of loft conversions, initial entry and daily activity is through the roof which will be sealed and left water tight each evening. Only when close to completion, usually when all internal walls are fully finished (Plastered) will the final stage of creating the stairways be accomplished. Throughout the project, a scrupulous daily cleaning routine will be maintained.
No! most are permitted under your development rights on which we can advise. However, all conversions are subject to building regulations – the handling of which, is an important part of the Add A Room service.
Yes! Professional planning is an essential aspect of ensuring total compliance with building regulations. This includes, design and building control drawings plus structural calculations – all of which Add A Room provide completely free of charge – please contact us now.
Many ! Some examples are: “Rooflight” (Velux) conversion which lets in daylight. “Dormer” Conversion – a simple roof extension. More complex are “Mansard” and “Hip to Gable” conversions offering further space creation… Whatever your vision, Add A Room are keen to share their specialist knowledge and make it happen.
Lofts below 2.3m may be problematic but within reason, Add A Room are able to offer solutions to suit your requirement.
No! Steel Work is not always required – we are often able to provide effective solutions without installing huge metal beams.
Your quote will include, at your choice, relocation of all existing tanks or an upgrade to a modern “Unvented” system which doesn’t require them.
Your safety being the prime consideration – the majority of quality conversions require these items. Sophisticated Mains Linked Detectors and fully specified Doors plus any additional items will be detailed in your free quotation – why not contact Add A Room now?
We aim to match any existing hand rails and balustrades and will discuss any necessary location change with you. The Existing position or as close as possible is desirable in order to maintain the flow and feel of your home…
Subject to your requirements – this will be permanently, invisibly sealed.
Category: House Extensions

House Extensions

Not necessarily – Most home owners possess development rights under which certain changes may be made. Add A Room are able to advise but for advice and interactive help guides we recommend:   www.planningportal.gov.uk
Add A Room will provide a free detailed survey & quotation. Small extensions may start at £20,000 – larger, more complex extensions could cost less than you expect. Please contact us now…
Depending on type and size of project - this will vary. Add A Room aim for completion of actual construction work between 6 – 8 weeks from commencement but will openly discuss all options when we survey - why not contact us now!
Our philosophy at Add A Room is to treat your property as our own – aiming at as little disruption/mess as possible. New brickwork will normally be externally completed prior to entering your home. Throughout the project, a scrupulous daily cleaning routine will be maintained.
Where necessary patio, decking and other existing areas will be neatly altered in shape. Reinstatement, subject to your requirements, is usually accomplished by leaving a neat 50mm shingle edge around the new brickwork. Wherever and whenever practical, the use of heavy plant and equipment is avoided. Add A Room “Work Clean” with the aim of leaving your garden as it was when we arrived.
Similar to structural finishes mentioned above, Add A Room understand the importance of matching and complementing the individual style of a building when making changes. Therefore, all work will follow an individual design based on your personal requirement.
All design and construction work will aim at maintaining all levels where feasible - any anticipated problems will be highlighted following our architects survey.
Footing depth depends on numerous factors. Add A Room are familiar with and able to provide all traditional and innovative systems including Strip, Pile & Raft – please contact us now to arrange a free survey…
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