Building, Roofing and Groundwork Contractor in Conwy

Planning Approval for House Extensions

Working out of Abergele, Dragon Renovations brings you the combined services of a groundwork contractor, a building contractor and a roofing contractor. We offer a full range of services in nearby Conwy, undertaking foundation and footing work, new builds, house renovations, roofing installations and more. Should you need accredited electricians, plumbers or gas engineers, we even have a local network of trusted tradesmen.

One area in which we excel is house extensions. Projects of this kind, understandably, need careful planning.

This planning starts with obtaining the required approvals from Conwy County Borough Council, the local authority for the area. Whereas house renovations and refurbishments will rarely require planning permission, they must comply with the 2010 version of the UK Building Regulations. House extensions are physical builds which change a property’s dimensions so, on most jobs of this kind, the work needs prior approval.

Groundwork contractors, building contractors and roofing contractors require specific permissions explained in the planning portal for Wales. This documentation also provides clarity on approvals for new builds, house renovations, loft conversions, garage conversions and more.

House extensions in Conwy should not:

  • Be built to the front of the property’s main elevation
  • Cover more than half the area of the original build
  • Extend above the eaves or the roof’s highest point
  • Make use of materials which don’t match the main build
  • Sit on top of verandas, platforms, terraces or balconies

The eaves of house extensions should never exceed 3m, or 4m in total, if the build is within 2m of the property boundary.

These are specifications which impact building contractors and roofing contractors more than groundwork contractors. That said, specific guidelines apply for single- and double storey builds, and for side-return, rear-facing and wraparound extensions, so groundworkers still need to know what they can do, what they can’t, and what will need planning approval.

At Dragon Renovations, we understand that these are all major considerations that can cause concern to the customer. We also believe that house renovations, refurbishments and extensions should be a time of excitement, not one where the owner must needlessly worry. That’s why we help with your application to Conwy County Borough Council and offer you our expert advice.

In our role as a one-stop service provider, we can:

From new builds and house extensions in Conwy, to house renovations and refurbishments across all parts of North Wales, we have the team, the talent and the tenacity required to not only get the job done, but to also comply with all current UK Building Regulations. This means we can obtain the required certification upon completion of the job, helped by the fact we have good relationships with Building Control.

Call our building, roofing and groundwork contractors on 01745 824087 or 07876 683316. We cover Conwy and North Wales.