Samuel Sheldon Millom – Building Contractors for Cumbria

House Extensions Cumbria

Samuel SheldonHouse Extensions Cumbria

Samuel Sheldon Millom –
Building Contractors for Cumbria

House extensions Cumbria

Cumbria was formed from a number of boroughs in the area and is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in North West England, bordering Scotland. Its local government, Cumbria County Council came into existence in 1974 as part of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria’s county town is Carlisle, in the north of the county, and is connected by the A590 and the M6. 

Cumbria has a number of claims to fame including the deepest lake in England Wastwater and also the longest lake Windemere measuring in at 10 and a half miles long. The lake district lies in the heart of Cumbria and is famed for its mountains, fells, and lakes. All surrounded by quaint little villages. Places like Keswick are great holiday destinations but to be honest, anywhere in Cumbria has its attractions, and exploring the area will uncover things like Beatrix potter’s cottage, The famous writer and poet William Wordsworth was also a resident. Postman Pat is also said to be a Cumbria resident and the familiar red postal vans can be seen back and forth through the tree-lined country lanes. 

People come from all over the country and often decide to move here permanently and it is not just the views and vistas that attract newcomers to move to the area. Consistently Cumbria comes top of the league in surveys looking at Britain’s best places to live. And if that was not enough further research shows that Cumbrians are pleased that it is one of the safest, most crime-free parts of Britain. 

 With accommodation to suit all tastes from luxury hotels, to bed and breakfast, to youth hostels you will have no trouble finding somewhere to book. During the summer season, the towns have started to get busier as the trend of holidaying at home so to speak is becoming more popular than the usual foreign holidays.  

 

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House extensions Cumbria

A Single storey extension in Cumbria is often the cheapest way to transform a small home, bring in light, or add extra living space. Is an extension value added to your property? Generally, extending your home will be a cost-effective investment that will pay back on itself when you eventually sell. However, that is not guaranteed and location and type of property will be a considering factor for any potential buyer.  

Using an architect for plans is completely up to you. People successfully undertake quite major works like house refurbishments and extensions without an architect. While others engage an architect for comparatively minor jobs, such as a bathroom or kitchen refurbishment. 

If your budget is small, then a well-thought-out addition to your house can make a tiny area more usable, or create extra space for a home office. Extensions can also be used to enhance natural light, or join together existing areas of the property.  

It is possible to live on-site throughout a house extension, but aside from all the dust and mess, you may end up slowing down progress as the builders attempt to work around your life. Depending on the scale of the building work it can take weeks or even months for projects to be completed this process can be sped up if the builders have free range to get in and get the work done without having to work around you. 

Is it better to get a loft conversion? Loft conversions can add an extra room to your property; however, an extension could add an extra floor. Depending on how much extra space is required, an extension may be the better option. However, if you only need a small amount of additional space, then a Loft Conversion may well be a better option. 

Timescales will vary but it is worth considering that it can take up to 2 weeks just to dig out the footings and prepare the foundations. You can then expect a further 2 weeks to install the damp course and any drains that are needed.  Other factors to think about are the following works that may also need to be carried out such as; Site establishment, demolition/groundwork/drainage, building structure/roofing and external finishes. 

Services We Offer

We specialise in carrying out first rate quality works for all kinds of customers in both the private and public sectors. Our services include but are not limited to; bricklaying, joinery, plastering, extensions, roofing and everyday routine maintenance work. We also do commercial or public sector projects so please take a little time to look around the site at all of the services we have on offer.

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Millstones Shop & Tea Room

Conversion

Conversion of rundown barn & farm complex into a Tea Room, Farm Shop & Bakery.

Millom Methodists Church

Extension

Extension of a Methodists Church

St. James School

Extension

Construct a new extension to a primary school

Holme Gate Farm

Renovation, Roofing

Replace the existing perished slate roof covering and replace most of the existing roof structure.

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