A new extension from OWD
Want a new home, but don’t want to move? OWD can help improve or enlarge your existing property, making it a place you are excited to return to day after day! By doing this, an extension can be more cost-effective than upsizing to a bigger property and adds value when you come to sell. For all new-build projects, OWD strictly adheres to UK Government and local authority rules and regulations.
How I find out if I can extend my home?
OWD can help you to determine what is and isn’t feasible or you can consult with your local authority directly. We work closely with fully certified architects who will also assist with the whole process. If you can’t extend using your permitted development rights, you’ll need to apply for planning permission through the Government Planning portal. Your neighbours can comment on the plans, but the final decision lies with your Local Authority. OWD, with the assistance of our architects, can help guide you through this process if required.
Do I need an architect to plan my extension?
You’re not required by law to use an architect for home extensions, but for major building work this kind of expert help can be vital. Our architects can help you make the most of your space and create more exciting designs, ensuring the finished extension is exactly what you had in mind. Once all plans are approved, OWD can get to work!
What OWD can do for you…
Once you have decided on the final design and specifications after our initial consultations, our building team will complete all groundworks for foundations and drainage, as per the legal requirements. Following this, the construction of your extension begins, in either a choice of traditional brick and blockwork or insulated timber frame panels that can be cladded or rendered. If steel work is required, a fully certified steel engineer will provide us with steel calculations prior to manufacture.
From start to finish throughout the whole building process, we have an independent certified Building Inspector sign-off each stage of the build. First-fix plumbing and electrics follow on once the structure is in place, ready for our fully certified CERTASS installers to fit the windows and doors and a team of fitters will build the roof of your choice and install new fascia’s, soffits and guttering.
Final internal works include full insulation, plaster-boarding, plastering, window boards, second-fix electrics and plumbing. A selection of additional bespoke services are also available, just ask any questions you may have at our initial consultation and site visit. Full legal documentation for all works undertaken is supplied once the project is completed in full.
Whatever your requirements to build your new ‘dream’ extension, OWD can help. Contact us now for further information. All photographs are OWD projects.