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Loft Conversions, New Builds & House Extensions in Harlow

If you are thinking of making improvements to your home an excellent way to start is by consulting experienced refurbishment builders, such as Mack Building Services Ltd. Our directors, brothers Daniel and David, have over 38 years of combined experience as building contractors and new build builders. Based in Harlow, we carry out everything from loft conversions to house extensions.


On this page, we’re sharing some of our expert home improvement tips for domestic or commercial customers, who are looking to make minor or major changes to their property.

Home Improvement Tips from Trusted Refurbishment Builders


1. Work out what your priorities are

If you’re unsure about the type of home improvements you want to make, consider the current state of your home and what your priorities are. If your main aims are to increase the value of your property to sell, loft conversions and thoughtful landscaping do wonders for attracting buyers. Or, if you wish to create more space for a growing family, house extensions such as a garage extension may be the perfect solution.


2. Ask for advice from the professionals

Consult with professional building contractors and other tradesmen, such as new build builders and refurbishments. They will often be happy to provide free advice about any home improvement projects you are thinking of commencing. For example, at Mack Building Services Ltd we offer free site visits in and around Harlow, plus free advice.


3. Establish a budget for your project

Always work out a budget for any home improvement work, however large or small. Planning your timeframe and budget prior to starting a project, helps you to work out how much you can stretch for materials and labour. As experienced building contractors, new build builders and refurbishment builders, we can work to any budget often coming under.


4. Research and acquire the relevant permits

In Harlow and the rest of the UK, planning permission is required for building new structures, making major changes to a building, such as house extensions, or if you are changing the use of your building. You can apply for planning permission with your local authority. Contact our building contractors for more information on the relevant permits for your project. Loft conversions will often not require planning permission.


5. Choose the right builders for the job

Seek out the right builders for your Harlow project to ensure they have the skills, experience and tools you need. Hiring professional new build builders, refurbishment builders and other professional tradesmen, will help you complete your project to a high standard. Hiring professional builders for your loft conversions, house extensions, refurbishments and any other home improvements will also ensure you have adequate insurance, so you are protected in the unlikely case something goes wrong.


At Mack Building Services Ltd, we’ve been undertaking home improvement projects for customers in and around the Harlow area for many years. Our extension builders, refurbishment builders and new build builders have all the expertise required to complete the project to the highest standards, on time and on budget. Contact us today for a free site survey and quotation.

For more tips about loft conversions, house extensions and other home improvements, contact Harlow-based building contractors Mack Building Services on 07792 909560.