Home Extensions

Have you have been thinking about getting an extension built onto your home to give you some extra space? Or perhaps you want to build your dream home from scratch and are looking for a company that can not only help you do this but that can also manage the entire project from start to finish.

SMA Lofts have carried out many home extensions throughout London over the last 17 years. We manage the entire process, from the initial consultation and conception through to the finished build so that you can relax in the knowledge that your investment in your home is in safe hands.

We are experts in both single and double storey extensions and offer a professional service at competitive prices. With SMA Lofts Ltd, you get what you pay for with no hidden costs waiting.

So if you’re happy in your home, it’s exactly as you want but you just need some extra space. Then an extension to your house could prove to be the solution that you are looking for.

Why not let us take the strain and make the journey simple and worry free? We will help you avoid the common pitfalls & ensure your project is fully protected.

See below some comments from previous customers that have used us and visit the gallery to view some of the home extensions in and around London that we have carried out.

Project Stages

1. Project Build Timescales
Project build timescales can vary due to the size and specification detailed but generally take between 10-12 weeks (as cited by FMB). The following details each stage of the build.
2. Crane Lift Day
The Crane Lift takes place at the outset in order to lift the structural steels and the 1st fix materials directly & safely to roof level. The Crane is essential for placement of the steels into the loft space, bearing the weight of the steels whilst they are being correctly positioned. Hand carrying of steels, common within the industry especially with sub-contracted labour, is extremely dangerous for all involved, not only for the contractor but also the householder and neighbours. Click here to see video footage of this stage
3. 1st Fix
This initial stage of the build process involves installation of structural steelwork, carpentry and external roof works. Installation of initial electrical, & plumbing works will also take place. During this period, we will also arrange for the Building Control Inspector to visit site and carry out the following 2 inspections:

  1. Steels Inspection: This is the first visit and is made to ensure the steels are correctly installed and conform to legislation. Our steels are supplied fire rated directly from our supplier.
  2. Insulation Inspection: This inspection ensures correct insulation is installed to current building code standards.

Plastering  – On completion of the 1st fix stage, including installation of new staircase (excluding stair parts) the project will be ready for plastering. In order to meet specified timescale, it is imperative at this stage that the client obtain quotations for supply of sanitary ware and ceramic tiling to shower/bathroom. We have excellent suppliers which we can recommend to help with this process.

1st Fix 40%
4. 2nd Fix
Carpentry 2nd fix – Doors hung, architraves, skirting, stair parts & door furniture put in place.

Electrics 2nd fix – Light switches socket cover plates are fitted, spotlights/pendant/wall light fixtures, smoke and heat detectors are installed. Plumbing 2nd fix – Once tiling has been completed, sanitary ware is installed.

The final inspection is carried out by Building Control who will sign off the works. Formal Certificate will follow directly from BC within 6/8 weeks.

2nd Fix 75%
5. Project Completion
Once the work is complete, a walk through inspection will be carried out, with the client, to ensure any snagging items are identified and rectified. We will then close your project & issue the Guarantee Document, Electrical Part P certificate & any other relevant documentation.

Completion 100%

 

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