If you’ve found us in your search for trustworthy builders with a fantastic track record, congratulations! We’ve delivered countless projects – including loft conversions, new builds and house extensions – in and around the St Albans area. We have the experience and skill needed to add significant value to your property.
In this article, we’ve looked to answer some of the most common questions our builders receive from St Albans clients. If you have a different question, or wish to discuss your specific ideas for projects like new builds, house extensions and loft conversions, then don’t hesitate to call our friendly team on 01992 501 428.
What’s the most effective way to invest in my property?
This really depends on the current state of your property. If you already have built house extensions but have unused or underutilised space within your main property, consider the benefit of garage or loft conversions. These often don’t require planning permission from St Albans’ local authority, especially if they don’t involve major structural alterations. If your garage/loft are already going to good use, on the other hand, single or multi-storey house extensions can add a massive amount of space and take your property to the next level, literally as well as figuratively!
Why choose A & S over competing builders in St Albans?
One of the key reasons St Albans clients opt for our builders is our versatility. As our team takes in everything from groundworks specialists to electricians and kitchen fitters, we can handle projects like new builds, house extensions and loft conversions entirely in-house. Other companies need to outsource work or bring in external contractors, which means that the standard of work may not be up to a consistently high level.
Do I require Planning Permission for my project?
This depends on the project. Most garage and loft conversions do not require planning permission, but more significant work involving alterations to walls/roof space and foundations may mean you need to get the go-ahead. New builds will require permission which often comes with the plot of land you’ve purchased, however you can also apply before/after the purchase of land. House extensions in St Albans really depend on whether the size/height of the structure are allowed under permitted development rights. Check out the government’s online planning portal website for the full list of rules.