Why to have a home extension?

Adding an extension to your home is a big step, adding anything to your home is something which takes a lot of thought and planning. Especially if you’re in the thinking stage and you haven’t yet came to your final decision of whether you’re going to go forth with adding an extension to your home.
Not to worry we are here to help.

Quality of workmanship and the materials we use is something we pride ourselves in along with investing in new technology to keep your home clean and safe during a build process.
MR T Joinery & Building LTD three core values.


We believe that home improvement should never be a hassle and should work hand in hand with your every day family life.
That’s why we handle all the hard work/ stress and are always transparent about time, effort and costs.


We treat our clients homes as if it our own, we aim to minimise any disruption the project may cause.
We achieve this by using our M-Class dust extractors to clean up after every working day along with HEPA rated air scrubbers to keep the household free from dust during day and night of a build.
No matter what time during the working day we’re always happy to answer questions and go over all the details with you.


We say what we do and do what we say. We’ve got the best people to carry out each phase of a project and hold them to the highest standards of professionalism and quality. Everyone we work with is qualified and insured.
We strive for exceptional quality across the following key areas: workmanship, punctuality, politeness and cleanliness.

Our promise to you;

We’re proud of our work and our team, while we can’t guarantee that things will never go wrong, if something isn’t right we’ll be there to fix it.

What are The House Extension Benefits?

1. Adding Value to Your Home
No matter what is it you may decide to add to your home, it will most definitely increase the value of your property. In some cases we have come across customers who have decided to add an extension to their home because they wish to sell it. You may think this is odd, when actually they’re being smart with their money. If they add an extension on the home, it creates an extra room within the house this means that the value will go up.

2. Easier Alternative to Moving House.

Another reason we’ve found as to why people decide to get a home extension, is because they feel it’s time that they need to change the look of the home. Many cases if you’ve lived in your house for a while, you may decide to get bored of the interior and you may decide that something needs to change. Well, we always advise our customers that before you think about moving why not think about adding an extension. Not only is it far cheaper, it’s also less stress for you and your family.

3. Tailor The Design to Your Family Needs

When adding an extension many people decide to get one for a specific purpose. There may not be enough room for their ever growing family, maybe they want to add an office to home, or extend onto one of the current rooms. One of the good things about getting an extension is that you tell us what you want it for, and we can tailor the design specific to the way you want it, so you know you’re making the right home improvement decision for you and your family.

4. You do Not Always Need Planning Permission

For those who do not know, getting an extension is generally considered to be permitted developments, which means you do not need to get planning permission. One of the main barriers which prevents people from going through with the project is the thought of getting planning permission, hopefully this is a positive for you. Although, you will have to see the rules and regulations from your local council. If your extension does not exceed any of these, then you will be good to go.

5. Saving You Time & Money

Instead of putting money down and saving for your dream home, why not create your dream home in the house you’re already in? Whether an extension/conversion is something for you, it can make a whole lot of difference to the appearance and way of living. Spend the money and time you were going to spend on jazzing up your new extension, making it really the home you want to live in. Whilst saving you a whole load of time, to get the right extension you and your family truly deserve.

Sounds good? We hope the above breaks down some of the reasons as to why our customers time and time again decide to get home extensions. If you’re thinking about getting one, feel free to get in contact with us.

Getting your home extension process started

When you first make contact with us either via telephone or email we will take your details and organise a free consultation meeting at your property.

During our initial free consultation we will take measurements and listen to what you have in mind so we can work together to achieve the exact space you require.
At this stage you will receive a quotation for the work required, detailing each step so that there are no surprises and everything is as transparent as possible.
If the quotation is accepted we will issue a formal contract between you and ourselves for the works to be undertaken.

Then, from architectural plans and design, planning permission applications (if required) and building regulations, we will handle the entire process. Once we have building control approval, building works can begin on your new extension.
We will be available to answer any questions and keep you up to date throughout the entire process.

Our extension build process

1. Site Establishment 
Secure access to your home and the site
Protect habitable spaces to minimise disruption to your home
Put in place skips, toilet facilities, scaffolding and access equipment
Health and safety briefing and risk assessment for all site operatives

2. Demolition/Groundworks/Drainage
Make safe all amenities to your home
Excavate and prepare groundwork and footings for your build
Install gullies and soak-away to manage surface water at the property

3. Build structure/Roofing/External Finishes
Erect your building’s walls and roof
Survey/measure/fit windows and bi-fold door systems where applicable (lead time for manufacturing is generally 4-6 weeks)
Fitting all downpipes and connection to drainage system

4. Internal Renovation and Remodelling
Removal of all redundant internal fixtures and fittings
Reconfiguration of internal space, incorporating removal and erection of walls where required
Set up temporary wash and cooking amenities should your kitchen be compromised

5. Services, Internal Fit-out and Finishes
Installation of electrical and plumbing facilities to your build
Fitting of carpentry, flooring, kitchen and appliance
Decoration throughout
Clear all site equipment and preliminaries
Final clean and hand-over

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Mark completed a whole house refurb for us including a dormer and side extension and was very helpful from start to finish.  Mark has a great attention to detail and his pride in what he does rea...
Mr & Mrs Sims, Laindon, Essex. 
Mark has just recently finished a two story extension on the back of our house and we couldn't be happier. From beginning to end he had fantastic communication, great tradesman and an excellent at...
Mr & Mrs Kendrick, Chelmsford, Essex