Rear Extensions and Garage Conversions in Emsworth | Your Questions Answered

The C. Lillington Carpentry name is well-known and respected in the Emsworth area. We have earned our reputation on core construction services, where we either build from new in the form of rear extensions and other home extensions or modify the underused space that already exists in a home with loft conversions and garage conversions.

We started in business in 2010, and with 17 years of combined experience behind us, we are now a highly trusted building and carpentry company in our area – an achievement that makes us feel incredibly proud. Don’t take our word for it, though – read our testimonials!

Here, we answer some of the most common questions our company receives:

What are the key skills you bring to the job?

As our name so rightly suggests, we are carpentry and joinery specialists but with an extended team of tradespeople who can assist in all types of building and construction work. We can offer a start-to-finish service on loft conversions and home extensions, managing the project from the outset to ensure everything runs on time and never exceeds the budget.

Our wider team consists of:

  • Builders

  • Bricklayers

  • Roofers

  • Gas Engineers

  • Plumbers

  • Electricians

  • Kitchen Installers

Do you have any business accreditations?

Yes. C. Lillington Carpentry has gained membership to the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) and LABC (Local Authority Building Control). This not only offers a certain sense of reassurance to customers in Emsworth; it also means we have shown competency in the development of garage conversions and the construction of rear extensions and wraparound extensions.

No matter the scope of your project, our carpentry company is here to fulfil your personal needs and expectations.

How are conversions beneficial to a homeowner?

Unlike extensions, which take away garden space to produce an addition to a property, conversions optimise the space that is already inside your home but most likely underused. Loft conversions and garage conversions make good use of space that is normally used for storing clutter. Less than half of all private garages in the UK are used for parking away cars.

Most homeowners use loft and garage space to store decorations, personal belongings and other types of clutter. We turn them into habitable and functional rooms.

Do home extensions usually need planning approval?

Much will depend on the extension style and whether it stays within certain criteria or not. Rear extensions usually fall inside permitted development, but wraparound extensions often require the removal of the original rear wall. The local authority for Emsworth needs to see architectural drawings and structural calculations before making a final decision.

Large-scale extensions, especially those built over two or more storeys, will usually exceed the maximum criteria of your local authority and will require planning permission. You can trust our carpentry company for expert planning advice.

For garage conversions and rear extensions in Emsworth, call C. Lillington Carpentry on 07796 201100.