Does your home feel smaller now than ever before? If it seems like you’re always fighting to find space, you’re not alone. Around 70% of homeowners across the UK are unhappy with the size of their property. There are various reasons for this. In many cases, it’s a growing family filling every corner, cupboard and shelf. There’s also the sudden mass shift to working from home to contend with. However, if the prospect of moving to a bigger house in a different neighbourhood is a non-starter, a property extension is the ideal solution.
Based in Borough Green, near Sevenoaks, our builders and carpenters have a long-standing reputation for delivering house extensions of unmatched quality. From Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells, and Kings Hill to Hildenborough, we can help you realise your property’s full potential.
With more than 80 years of shared industry experience, our team’s skillset covers all the trades needed to design and build a property extension from the foundations up.
From the outset, we ensure every phase of your project runs smoothly into the next until we reach completion. Of course, this comes on time and within your stated budget.
In addition to the physical build, our service includes design help, planning approval application (if needed), procurement and budget management. At every step, our builders and carpenters communicate in a clear and honest way, ensuring you’re always up to date on progress.
Oakleigh Carpentry & Construction’s extension service also includes:
You can rest assured, your extension’s electrical installations, heating and plumbing all adhere to NICEIC and Gas Safe Register standards.
Extending your Sevenoaks, Tonbridge or Kent-area home represents a significant investment, the results of which you will live with for many years to come. What’s more, it’s highly likely that your property can only support one major extension project. As such, it’s vital that you get yours right.
At Oakleigh Carpentry and Construction, we put your ideas and concepts at the heart of everything we do. We understand how much thought you put into choosing your builders and carpenters, and we never take this for granted. We structure every aspect of our service to ensure we deliver a truly built-for-purpose new room, or rooms.
While there will always be feasibility issues to manage, your home extension can take practically any form you want it to. You can rest assured, we resolve any design-related problems at the earliest opportunity. This results in minimal compromise for your overall vision and minimises the likelihood of unpleasant surprises further down the line.
Another important step in the pre-build stage is clarifying exactly what kind of room(s) you want us to create. This helps to shape expectations for all parties involved, but it also allows our builders and carpenters to optimise your available space with your needs and aspirations in mind. For example, a home office benefits more from extra electrical sockets when compared with a workout studio.
The team at Oakleigh Carpentry & Construction can deliver rooms of any kind, including:
As with the loft conversions we carry out in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and the wider Kent area, most single-storey property extensions qualify as a permitted development. This means you can bypass planning approval from the local authority, as long as your proposed design falls within the stated limits.
The same doesn’t apply to double-storey structures, which almost always require prior consent before building can start.
Our builders and carpenters don’t just extend houses. Our home renovations service also transforms dated, damaged or dilapidated properties back to their former glory.