Touchstone home extensions team can extend your domestic home in many ways.
Ground floor house extensions: ground floor extensions can be built to the rear and sides of your property. We can do all the ground works, brickwork, windows, roofing with flat roof lights including lanterns. First floor home extensions can also be built.
Most original layouts in UK homes are not suited to current lifestyles. The kitchen is too small and the two receptions are not big enough separately. The front reception is rarely used and dining rooms are not used daily. The lifestyle for a modern growing family has a different home layout requirement. Kitchens are now open plan connected to the living space and lounges are much bigger. Access to gardens are bigger and can be opened up using wide patio doors from two metres up to six metres wide allowing the outdoors in. A house extension at the rear of some 6 metres will accommodate this new layout with ease.
Touchstone extensions can show you how a new home extension can improve your lifestyle and add significant value to your home.
Planning Permission – Designs and Drawings
Touchstone design and technical in house team can undertake the whole building process for you. We can provide three dimensional design and mock ups for you to make decisions on your building requirements. Touchstone can advise on the best design and materials suitable for your project to enhance the look and protect and increase the value of your property. We can prepare all drawings, submit planning applications to the local planning department for approval.
We have extensive experience in London building projects and also in gaining planning permission is challenging situations such as in conservation and areas of outstanding natural beauty, also in listed buildings.
Understanding local planning policy and adhering to permitted development guidelines is a minefield for the experienced body, let us take you through the process to develop your property with ease and support.
Plumbing – Heating and Renewable Solar
Touchstone can take care of the whole process of plumbing, heating and Solar energy at your property. Our full knowledge and expertise will enable full control of all aspect of your plumbing and heating requirements.
Our plumbing technical engineer can visit your home to assess your current system and provide you with all the various options available. We can offer options to overcome low water pressure and increase the capacity of your plumbing and heating requirements.
We can supply , fit and commission a new boilers, unvented cylinders, complete new radiator system, brand design and fit new bathrooms from supply to final tiling services.
Touchstone can supply and fit all renewable energy systems from ground source to solar panels.
Building Regulations and Structural Engineering
Preparing drawings with full building regulations are essential for any project. Touchstone London Builders work closely with building regulations regulators to ensure we comply with all legal regulations. We comply with “Building regulations 2000 plus amendments” There are various aspects to building regulations which include:-
All our projects involve a structural engineer who works throughout the project alongside the project manager. Using an architect and a set of structural plans is not ideal as the structural engineer and architect are not at hand to provide help should issue arise or changes are required.
With rising energy costs, sustainability is essential in all projects and these are an integral part of building regulations. Using insulation that is affordable, does not detract from the design of the works and exceeds legal “U” values is an important consideration in all our projects.
All our projects include a sensible fire compliance system that is affordable and not restrictive to the project design.
Adequate ventilation will ensure there is no condensation resulting in an unhealthy environment. Condensation is caused by poor building works and inadequate ventilation where required.
Our NICEIC qualified electricians will provide a certificate to the building regulations department to ensure all application have been correctly fitted.