The team at Future Build Specialist Ltd holds more than 20 years of experience as an extension and new house builder. Naturally, our expertise as a building company ensures we deliver projects like property refurbishments, property extensions, and new builds on time, within budget, and to exceptional standards. However, this depth of knowledge also allows us to provide clear and honest advice to prospective clients thinking of undertaking their own home improvement or development project in the Haywards Heath area.
In this blog, we have answered some of the most common questions we receive about property extensions and new builds. As an extension and new house builders, we recognize that these projects represent significant undertakings, not to mention sizeable investments. It makes sense that you want to ask as many questions as possible to put your mind at ease and finetune your vision.
Are you ready to take the next step with your project? To schedule an initial consultation with a member of our building company, please call us on 01903 389 012. One of our extensions and new house builders will visit your home in Haywards Heath to listen to your concept in more detail before giving free, no-obligation advice and a quotation.
Extensions & New Builds | Your Questions Answered
How long will it take to obtain planning permission?
Of course, every project has its own unique timeline. Generally speaking, however, the entire process takes approximately 2 to 3 months. This includes 2 weeks for the design, 6 to 8 weeks for planning approval and a further 2 weeks for building regulations approval.
What is permitted development?
A significant amount of property extensions fall into the classification of permitted development. In short, this means our building company can start construction on your project without any need to apply for planning permission. Extensions classed as permitted development must adhere to numerous limitations. If they don’t, you will require planning approval from the local Haywards Heath authority before our builders can get to work.
Does your building company construct all extension styles?
Yes, we do. As experienced extension and new house builders, we construct property extensions in any style. Some of the most popular include:
- Wrap Around
- Side Return
- Rear of Property
What is the Party Wall Act?
Property extensions placed within 3 metres of a neighbouring home must comply with the Party Wall Act. This means you need to inform your neighbours of your intention to extend and obtain their agreement.
What exactly does a new build consist of?
New builds are precisely what they sound like: residential dwellings that didn’t previously exist in any form before our new house builders took on the project. As such, a new build consists of:
- House Structure
- All Fittings and
- Gas, Water and
- Electric Facilities
- Access to and from the New Property
Are new builds really bespoke?
Absolutely! The work our new house builders undertake at your Haywards Heath property offers a unique opportunity for functional and aesthetic benefits designed specifically for you. Whether it’s furniture, lighting, wall colors, room and property layout, centerpieces or any other design aspect, we ensure the finished results meet the needs and aspirations of your brief.
Are new builds built to high standards?
As with property extensions, our building company constructs new properties in line with all existing regulations. In regard to energy efficiency and safety, new builds must comply with much higher standards than those of the recent past. Overall, our new house builders create homes with cheaper running costs, better air filtration and impressive insulation. With the latest in fire-resistant materials, smoke alarms and large windows that allow for escape, new builds provide optimal safety too.