House Extensions

Sturdy Build has become a leading Cambridge home extension builder, and we are renowned for the quality of the home extensions we build. With our drive for perfection and an unwavering eye for the detail, we make sure your extension transforms your home into the beautiful space you imagined as well as being a sound investment

Types of Extension

Single storey home extensions

Single-storey house extensions are by far the most popular choice among homeowners when it comes to extending a property.

Multi storey home extensions

This type of house extension opens up the potential of the rooms not only on the ground floor but also on the other floors. Depending on the size you can either enlarge existing rooms or create totally new rooms.

Why Work with Our Team at Sturdy Build

We take care of every aspect from any structural work required, insulation, windows, flooring, plastering, all electrical and plumbing works to installing a staircase and any remaining final touches. The friendly SturdyBuild team will of course keep any disturbance and inconvenience to you to the bare minimum.

Our expertise is your advantage. You can ask us also about planning permission for your extension or any other questions you may have. We can provide a full design and build service which covers the entire process, including consultation and planning. Alternatively, if you already have a design drawn up by an architect, we can work with your existing designs and permissions, and provide construction services. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I find out if my home can be extended?

It depends on the property and a variety of different factors including garden or side space, and the general area where you want the house extension.

How do I get a quote for home extensions in Cambridge?
If you need a quote please fill out the form on our contact page, or book a home visit via our Calendly, or give us a call on 07903 880105. All this information can be found no our contact page.
What areas do you cover?

We cover all of Cambridge. Please get in touch via our contact page to check we would be able to help you with your project.

How long will it take for the home extension to be built?
This depends on how big the home extension will be. The amount of time this would take would be best discussed on the phone or by email once we have figured out how big your extension will be.
Can I use my own plans / architect?
Yes, we will happily work with your choice of architect, and we will work to build a fantastic home extension using their or your plans.
Will a house extension in Cambridge add more value to my house?
Yes, a home extension can add more value to your house, and we will ensure that your home extension is built to a high standard.
Can I see some examples of home extensions in Cambridge you have done before?

You can see examples of our previous work, including loft conversions, on our portfolio page. You can also see some of these projects and their reviews on our Houzz page.

Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion?
You will not need planning permission for a home extension if your house comes with an allowance for permitted development. If your house doesn’t come with this allowance, then you will need to send an application for planning permission to the relevant party.
Do I need permission from my neighbours for a home extension?

You will not need permission from your neighbours unless you share a party wall. The Party Wall Act covers:

  • New building on or at the boundary of 2 properties,
  • Work to an existing party wall or party structure,
  • Excavation near to and below the foundation level of neighbouring buildings.

This may include:

  • Building a new wall on or at the boundary of 2 properties,
  • Cutting into a party wall,
  • Making a party wall taller, shorter or deeper,
  • Removing chimney breasts from a party wall,
  • Knocking down and rebuilding a party wall,
  • Digging below the foundation level of a neighbours property.

If you do not share a party wall, it may still be a good idea to let your neighbours know as the work can be disruptive.

What is a party wall?
A party wall is the dividing partition between two buildings connecting them. This simply means that you and your neighbour are sharing a wall and it is not yours or theirs to change unless you can come to an agreement.
“Ed was able to provide a quote free of charge and was courteous. I had painting and trimming down of fire doors provided, all done to a good standard. They were able to fit around my working pattern and also around other workmen doing different things on the flat during. Ed’s team delivered to the standards quoted and within the price quoted. In conclusion, I highly recommend their work.”

Thomas Bashford
A Wealth of Experience in Cambridge

Ready to Discuss Your Project Further?

If you are looking to progress your project, we would love to hear more about your plans. We help clients at a range of stages. Depending on which stage you are at, there are three main services we provide:

Build Services:

You already have a scheme and need a local contractor to build your project. We can help on small extensions all the way to full new builds.

Design & Planning Services:

You are looking for advice on the potential of your new property, we can advise of the potential to add more space and maximise the value of your home.

Home Buyer Advice:

We can visit your potential new home and advise as to whether you can add value through renovations and extension.