Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering how long it takes to build an extension or loft in London?

On average, it's about 10 to 12 weeks, but the timeline can vary based on factors like the size and complexity of your project. If you're planning something larger or adding special features like a new kitchen or bathrooms, it might take a bit longer. At Simply Lofts and Extensions, we're committed to efficient project management, and our dedicated experts oversee every step to keep you informed. We understand that each project is unique, so when you contact us, we'll work with you to provide a customized timeline that fits your specific needs. Ready to get started on your project? Reach out to us today, and we'll give you a clear estimate of how long it will take to bring your vision to life with confidence.

Planning Approval Timeline

Getting your plans approved can vary depending on whether your extension requires planning permission. For those that do, it's important to note that it typically takes around 8 weeks for plans to be approved through the planning permission process. While waiting for approval, we invite you to explore our previous projects here (Link to case studies), showcasing a wide range of interior inspirations for your London extension. Our portfolio includes rear kitchen extensions, Loft conversion, bathroom refurbishments, and much more. We believe that seeing our past work can provide you with valuable ideas and inspiration for your own kitchen extension project. At Simply Lofts and Extensions, we're here to guide you through every step of the process, making your vision a reality.

Managing Disruption During Building Works

Undoubtedly, building work can bring about some disruption and stress, considering it involves significant changes to your home. However, there are several measures you can take to minimise this disruption. If your budget allows, one effective approach is to consider temporarily moving out during the construction phase, which can help reduce the day-to-day impact on your daily life. We understand that this might not always be practical or affordable.

Alternatively, there are other strategies to ease the disruption. You can opt to have temporary kitchens set up, enabling you to continue cooking and cleaning without much inconvenience. Another helpful tactic is to create stud partitions to contain dust and disturbances within the construction area, minimizing their spread to the rest of your home. It's also advisable to securely pack away any valuables or items that could potentially be damaged, as materials and equipment will be moving through your home during the build.

Remember, while construction work may bring some temporary inconvenience, the result will be a beautifully crafted extension that enhances your living space and adds value to your home. The disruption will be a small price to pay for the long-term benefits of your new, expertly built extension.

Exploring Your Extension Options

When it comes to expanding and enhancing your property, there are several options to consider, including various types of extensions and loft conversions:

Rear Kitchen Extensions: These extensions open up your kitchen space, providing a more functional and inviting area for cooking, dining, and entertaining.

Side Return Extensions: Ideal for making use of unused space along the side of your property, side return extensions transform narrow passages into valuable living areas.

Double Storey Extensions: For those seeking additional living space on both the ground and upper levels of their homes, double-storey extensions offer a solution with more rooms and versatility.

Loft Conversions: Loft conversions are a great way to maximize unused attic space, creating new rooms like bedrooms, offices, or recreational areas. This option can significantly increase your property's living space without the need for external construction.

At Simply Extensions and Lofts, we specialise in building various types of extensions and loft conversions throughout London and Surrey. No matter the size or complexity of your project, our professional team is well-equipped to bring your vision to life. Whether you're dreaming of a beautiful kitchen extension, expanding your loft or just refurbishing your propert, we're here to make it happen.

For inspiration and more information about the extensions and loft conversions we offer, as well as examples of our past projects, please explore our case studies by clicking here. This resource will help you decide on the best approach to enhance your property based on your specific needs and desires.

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