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Frequently Asked





Answering Your Building Questions

Do I Need Planning Permission for My Extension?

Planning permission for an extension will depend on the size of it. Thanks to recently relaxed development rules homeowners have a permitted development allowance without planning permission of up to six meters, eight if your house is detached. Anything above this will require planning permission.

RG Developments can help you obtain planning permission with their tailored design and build service.

Do You Have Insurance?

RG Developments have full public liability and employer liability insurance, you will be provided with a copy of our insurance attached to your schedule of works. Ensuring the safety of our employees, customers and members of the public while we work is of the upmost importance to RG Developments. We advise you also check your own building insurance prior to any works being undertaken.

Is Your Work Guaranteed?

All works conducted by RG Developments will be fully guaranteed:

  • Any electrical work will be carried out by a NICEIC qualified electrician, and certified.
  • All structural works will be overseen by the relevant authorities
  • All plumbing works will be conducted by a registered gas safe engineer
  • Any building works undertaken by RG developments will be guaranteed
  • Any items i.e windows, boilers, radiator or appliances will have a full manufacturer guarantee
Can you work with existing designs/plans

Yes, although RG Developments offer a complete design and build service, including design and plans. If you have plans already and need a trusted building company to complete those, then RG Developments can help you with that.

Do you clear the site after construction?

Yes, RG Developments will always ensure any work area we use will be fully cleared and left clean for you after our work is completed.

How Much Value Will A House Extension Add?

While many home extensions will add value to a home, the fluctuation in value increases can depend on a variety of factors. Such as:

  • Ceiling price of the home
  • Size of the extension
  • Quality of the work completed
  • Materials used
  • Age and condition of the development

A good rule of thumb is to not spend more on your extension than the value it will add. RG developments can help this using their experience by giving price estimates and consultations.

What Building Regulations Apply?

Building regulations will apply to any development undertaken, regardless of size. Building regulations include:

  • Structural Integrity
  • Ventilation
  • Damp Proofing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Fire Safety

RG Developments will ensure that any of your new home additions or extensions will follow all up to date building regulations.

What Types Of Work Need Approval?

The types of work you will need approval for are:

  • House Extensions
  • New Windows
  • Window Opening Alterations
  • New Chimneys
  • Loft Conversions
  • Internal Structural Alterations
  • Installation of Heating Appliances
  • Installations That Involve Drainage, Waste or Plumbing

RG Developments can help ensure you get approval for any works you are looking to undertake.

Can I Remove Trees for My House Extension?

Removing or even altering a tree can be lengthy undertaking as you will need permission from your local authority. Many trees are protected with Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) which prevents the removal or pruning of a tree without permission. RG Developments can advise you on the best course of action to take if you are trying to get a tree removed for your extension.

Do You Charge for Estimates?

No, RG Developments offer completely free, no obligation quotes and consultations.

Is A Design & Build Service Expensive?

RG Developments tailor their design and build service to be as cost effective as possible for all their clients. Often customers will find that using RG Developments for their entire project is much cheaper and easier than having different services completed by different companies.

Can you work in any weather condition?

Yes, all our team members are fully equipped to work in all weather conditions. So you can know your project can be completed in the time scale you have been provided with. Our team will only stop work if the weather becomes harsh enough that it is a risk to the health and safety of our team.