DS Barden Building Contractors Ltd, based a short drive from Sevenoaks in nearby Tonbridge, has long been seen as the former area’s premier team of builders, roofers, kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters. We’ve built a strong client base in the Sevenoaks & Tonbridge area, who enlist our help whenever they’re considering house extensions, loft conversions, garage conversions, property renovations or installing a new bathroom/kitchen. On this page, for the benefit of those in the area who we’ve yet to have the pleasure to meet, we’ve answered a few common queries in regards to our service range.
Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Clients’ Queries Answered
Will I need planning permission for my chosen home improvement?
Some house extensions will not need permission from Sevenoaks District Council to go ahead. Single storey rear house extensions that don’t span over half the area of land around your property typically fall within the permitted development category. However, there are certain other rules they need to abide by. The full list is available online, on the Government’s Planning Portal website. If you’re in anyway unsure whether the house extensions you’re planning for your Sevenoaks & Tonbridge property will require planning approval, call our expert team of builders, roofers, bathroom fitters and kitchen fitters on (07900) 553 211.
Property renovations, garage conversions and loft conversions that do not involve any significant structural change to your property are unlikely to require official permission. However, if you are planning on having our roofers / builders extend either part of the property as part of said garage conversions / loft conversions, then you may need to lodge an application. Please keep in mind that if you live within a listed property or a conservation area in or around Sevenoaks & Tonbridge, then you’ll have to apply for permission to carry out even the most minor of works.
I’m looking to boost the value of my property, what’s the most effective way to accomplish this?
This really depends on the type of property you live in. If you live in a large but slightly dated property, then property renovations may be the best thing to look at. Smaller properties that have yet to maximise use of space usually benefit well from loft conversions, garage conversions and house extensions. Click here to read about the estimated property value increases that Tonbridge and Sevenoaks properties typically enjoy following various forms of home improvement.
Why should I choose you over rival builders, roofers, kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters in Sevenoaks & Tonbridge?
One of the main reasons to choose us is our sheer versatility. We offer a start to finish service, covering all aspects of design, planning, groundwork and installation. When you choose DS Barden Building Contractors Ltd, you won’t need to liaise with multiple trades/companies. As we have qualified, experienced builders, roofers, kitchen fitters and bathroom fitters all under one roof, we’re able to provide a high level of service whether we’re carrying out home extensions, garage conversions, loft conversions or property renovations.
Another is our commitment to customer service. We work closely with our clients, ensuring they want for nothing. We’ll work at times convenient for you, and ensure that your project is delivered on time and within budget. Unfortunately, there are still some negative stereotypes around the industry, perpetuated by construction contractors who take advantage of their clients. It’s our aim to offer the Sevenoaks & Tonbridge area a viable alternative to such companies, so that homeowners can have full peace of mind, knowing they’ve chosen the right team to turn their dream home improvement into a reality.