Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not answered below, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Q: WILL THE WORK BE GUARANTEED ?
A: Yes. Depending of the type of work undertaken we will give various lengths of guarantees.
Q: DO I NEED A PLANNING PERMISSION FOR MY WORK ?
A: Not all building works or changes of use need planning permission. Generally speaking, it is not required for changes to the inside or for small alterations to the outside of a property. Most residential developments can be achieved under Permitted Development, a development allowance allocated to each property by your local authority.
Q: HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL LOFT CONVERSION TAKE ?
A: A typical loft conversion takes about 6 weeks.
Q: HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL EXTENSION TAKE ?
A: A typical extension (4m x 2m) takes about 4 weeks.
Q: HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU COME AND PRICE A JOB ?
A: We can normally come to visit the site/property within 3 days. Depending of the size of the job we can then price it within 1-2 weeks.
Q: PROVIDING THAT THE QUOTE IS ACCEPTABLE, HOW SOON CAN MY WORKS COMMENCE ?
A: Depending on the workload at the time, we can start the works within 2-4 weeks from the date of quote being accepted. Standard contract will be signed beforehand stating all the dates.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I WANT ADDITIONAL WORK DONE DURING THE DEVELOPMENT ?
A: Sometimes you may find that you require additional work to be carried out such as kitchen and bathroom installations or landscaping the garden. These additional projects will be charged at an agreed rate and confirmed in writing by the Company in the form of an ‘Additional Works’ agreement.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE ARE HIDDEN ADDITIONAL COST WHEN DEVELOPING ?
A:Any extra works deemed to be necessary by your Local Authority or by us due to any hidden defects in the structure or fabric of the premises will be charged at an agreed rate and confirmed in writing by the Company in the form of an ‘Additional Works’ agreement.
Q: DO YOU NEED A DEPOSIT TO START WORKS ?
A:Yes, depending on the size of the job we require between 20-30% at the start of works. After that the payments are staged throughout the works period (typically every fortnight).
Q: ARE YOU INSURED TO CARRY OUT WORKS ON MY PROPERTY?
A: Yes. All our teams carry full Public Liability and Employers Insurance to the value of £10 million for all works undertaken.