Hayman Developments Ltd

Your Property Extension or Home Renovation in Virginia Water
Expert Tips for a Successful Project

Our master builders are here to provide invaluable advice about property extensions, property refurbishments and home renovations. We are experts in planning a variety of construction and home improvement projects, from new homes to loft conversions, covering everything from architectural services to project completion. During the initial concept stage, we discuss your needs to create detailed plans and provide relevant, accurate advice. This allows us to provide tailored recommendations for your project in Epsom, Virginia Water or surrounds, avoiding problems and delays.

Whether providing services as new home builders, extension specialists or renovation and refurbishment experts, Hayman Developments Ltd gives you confidence in your project and our services. With over 100 years of combined industry experience, our team does not miss a thing.

The following are important considerations for your project. This is by no means an exhaustive list and we urge you to contact us for tailored advice.

Understanding Building Regulations

Not all building work requires prior planning permission. This is because many property extensions, conversions and interior works fall under permitted development. Nevertheless, any work must comply with building regulations, which cover everything from fire safety and insulation materials to damp proofing solutions.

If your project in Virginia Water does not meet the criteria for permitted development, you will need to submit a planning application. Our experts will talk through your options, but as a starting point, the following are examples of works you can carry out without permission:

  • Small rear extensions, within certain limitations
  • Changes of use, such as loft and garage conversions
  • Adding rooflights or dormer windows
  • Internal property refurbishments and home renovations, such as knocking through internal walls and remodelling kitchens and bathrooms

Minimum Room Sizes

Although building regulations do not set minimum room sizes, they do include requirements which affect room size, such as door widths. At Hayman Developments, we advise our clients on effective and suitable room sizes to ensure maximum comfort and usability. This is a key part of planning new builds with our new home builders, as well as property extensions, conversions and interior alterations.

We recommend the following guidelines for minimum room sizes in Virginia Water and surrounds:

  • Single Bedrooms – 6.5-8.4m²
  • Double Bedrooms – 10.2-11.2m²
  • Living Rooms – 13-13.2m²
  • Dining Rooms – 9.5m²
  • Kitchens – 7.2-7.65m²
  • Bathrooms – 2.8m²
  • Toilets – 1.3m²
  • Bathrooms with Toilets – 3.6m²

Listed Buildings

Work to listed buildings requires a different kind of permit, called listed building consent. This generally applies to extensions, property refurbishments and home renovations which affect the appearance or historical character of the building. However, it is vital to check with the relevant authorities.

Skilled builders with experience preserving the fabric of listed buildings, such as the team at Hayman Developments, must carry out work. Specialist plans are also necessary, which a surveyor will inspect.

Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

If you have trees on your Virginia Water land, we suggest checking for any Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) which may affect property extensions or new builds. You must seek prior approval before removing, cutting or altering protected trees. Unauthorised works result in fines.

Our new home builders have plenty of experience dealing with all kinds of restrictions and planning requirements and will ensure nothing is missed when planning your project.

For personalised advice regarding your home renovation, property extension or other project in Virginia Water, please call 07943 640832 or 01372 279175.


OFFICE: 01372 279175
ADAM HAYMAN: 07943 640832

ADDRESS: City Skyline, Global House  Business Centre
1 Ashley Avenue, Unit 103, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AD

EMAIL: info@haymandevelopments.co.uk

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