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Domestic Extensions and Alterations

Extending your home is a great alternative to the upheaval of moving. Capstone regularly works on home extension and alteration projects, either providing structural drawings and specifications for your builder, working with your architect/architectural technician, or providing the whole service as the 'sole consultant'.

Work ranges from transforming a separate dining room & kitchen into an open plan living area, to major alterations and extensions, including basement conversions, loft conversions and rear extensions.

Work typically includes:

  • An initial site visit to assess the building and your needs.
  • Planning Application submission, or advice on 'permitted development'.
  • Meeting the Building Regulation requirements (structural safety, thermal insulation, drainage, rules on staircases, glazing etc).
  • If the building is listed, obtaining Listed Building Consent and meeting any Listed Building Conditions such as providing a detailed method statement as to how the work will be carried out, or how existing parts of the building will be protected and retained.
  • Working up a clear set of 'existing' and 'proposed' drawings, and a specification for material construction quality.
  • Providing a 'tender package' of information and obtaining competitive prices from suitable builders.
  • Administering the building contract on your behalf, checking builder's invoices are appropriate, visiting site regularly to view the work in progress etc.