A house extension is the best way to increase space and add value to your home.
Is your growing family taking up an increasing amount of space? Or have you made the move to working from home and desperately need a dedicated office? Established in 1994, and with a team of Kent builders sharing over 100 years of experience, South East Building Service is a long-standing specialist for house extensions in Kent – rear, side return, wrap-around, over-structure and double storey garage extensions, kitchen extensions, loft conversions and attic rooms.
If you’ve already found your dream home, and you love the neighbourhood you live in, the solution to your space-related issues is simple: improve, don’t move.
With South East Building Service, you receive project management from start to finish. This includes planning, design advice and permitted development guidance. If needed, we also submit your planning permission application to the local authority too.
We're Kent house extension specialists with over 25 years experience. We can help you with home extension layout ideas as well as budget and manage your way through plans
We know a family’s needs can change over time. The requirement for more space is familiar, but moving is not an option with house prices at record levels. We work closely with our Kent clients to assess your property and work with you to find the best solution for extending your living space.
Why choose a Kent Trading Standards Approved building contractor for your house extension in Kent?
No two homes are the same. Likewise, each extension project we undertake differs from the last. This is why we tailor our approach to the specific needs of your project. This ensures we cater to the unique aspects at play, such as the type of home you have, its size, access to the property, neighbouring houses, the available space in the garden and your budget. We also need to consider whether you live in a conservation area.
In addition to the nature of your home and wider premises, we design a bespoke service around your lifestyle requirements, design aspirations and overall expectations. If you’re in the Kent area, this approach allows us to produce truly fit-for-purpose results.
During the pre-construction phase, we offer permitted development advice. In short, as a homeowner, you have certain permitted development rights. If your proposed extension falls inside the stated limits, you don’t need to apply for planning permission.
Generally speaking, most single-storey property extensions that our builders construct meet permitted development criteria. Double-storey additions, however, almost always need prior approval before building work begins.
Our team recognises that the construction stage of your extension takes place in and around your home. You can rest assured, we will treat your property with the care and respect we would expect of builders in our own. This includes maintaining a clean and tidy working environment throughout.
We liaise with your local authority in Kent to schedule Building Control inspections and signoffs at the required stages of construction. As a result, our property extensions don’t only meet the highest standards of workmanship, they are also lawful and fully comply with all relevant building regulations.
In response to concerns about ‘rogue traders’ which are often highlighted in the media, a partnership of Local Authority Trading Standards Services took the ground-breaking step of putting together the Buy With Confidence Scheme. This means all checking and monitoring of business is done directly by them, not by third parties or private companies. Being a Buy With Confidence Trading Standards Approved business means
- We are vetted and approved by Trading Standards
- We’re committed to operating in a legal, honest and fair way
* Criminal record checked (if going into homes)
- We’re qualified, experienced and fully insured
- Monitored to ensure a high level of customer service
- Advised on Trading Standards legislation
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