Homes in Cambridgeshire, West Suffolk and the surrounding villages are in very high demand – great news if you already live there! But if you’re relocating to the area or looking for a larger home, finding the right property is becoming increasingly tricky.
A Refresh Renovations extension could be the perfect solution.
The long history of Cambridge has seen many types of homes built in and around the area, from Georgian townhouses to Edwardian and Victorian terraces, inter-war semi-detached homes, mid-century modern houses and bungalows and, in the surrounding villages, traditional 18th and 19th-century farmhouses and barn conversions.
This variety offers many different opportunities and challenges to homeowners. Some house types are more suitable for basement conversions or side return extensions; others for loft conversions or rear extensions. Choose a local specialist who understands the design, construction and materials of your home to make the most of its potential and minimise the risk of costly delays.
A good designer will retain the period character of your property with a matching extension – or bring it into the 21st century with a contrasting modern design if that’s more your style.
The Refresh Renovations team can cover all your extension needs, from the initial design to a detailed budget and timeline, and work with trusted local suppliers and tradespeople to carry out the project.
Refresh Renovations works in the city of Cambridge and across Cambridgeshire, including surrounding areas such as Ely, St Neots and Bury St Edmunds. As a renovation specialist, Refresh has extensive experience of all kinds of home extensions and renovations.
Refresh has close relationships with carefully selected and experienced tradespeople, to ensure a high quality service and give you access to trade discounts to deliver the best value for money.
Unlike other Cambridge builders, Refresh Renovations offers a full design-and-build service. From the outset, Refresh experts work with you to understand your needs. You’ll know exactly what to expect, how much the work will cost, and when it will be completed. You’ll also have a single point of contact providing clear, stress-free communication throughout your extension project.
Every renovation project is different, so the cost of a home extension in Cambridge will vary depending on what you want to achieve, the size and complexity of the work needed, and the level of finish you choose.
For example, a basic kitchen extension within the existing footprint of the house can be completed for around £10,000-£20,000. Alternatively, a laundry room might cost as little as £5,000 if slotted into an existing garage or outhouse, and can free up valuable space elsewhere.
A budget of between £15,000 and £50,000 will allow you to add a new room accommodating a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, but the possibilities are endless. Refresh Renovations can help you decide whether a loft conversion, rear extension or conservatory best suits you and your lifestyle.
Refresh can take care of every aspect of your renovation design and build, including:
- Council consent
- Painting and decorating
You may not need planning permission for your home extension if it meets certain requirements. Small single- or two-storey rear extensions and small loft conversions, for example, may fall within 'permitted development’ rules and require no planning permission.
There are a number of limits and exclusions to permitted development rules, but Refresh Renovations will take care of all required planning and building regulations permits as part of their end-to-end project management service.
The Refresh team are your local experts in design-and-build renovation solutions, delivering a premium result for every home.
If you’re looking for a renovation and extension specialist in the Cambridge area who will deliver a stress-free, quality service, on time and on budget, contact Refresh Renovations for a free one-hour consultation.