A & R Property Development Services Limited

House Extensions and Loft Conversions in Chester Help with Budgeting, Planning and Building

If you are looking to extend, renovate or improve your home, there are key factors to consider. Proper budgeting and planning along with professional building services will ensure ideal results within your means. At A&R, we provide full services for house extensions, loft conversions, garage conversions and various other projects, from conception to completion. This means we give you all the advice and information you need in addition to carrying out building work. On this page, our building and groundwork contractors go through three of the main considerations for successful projects.

With many years of experience helping homeowners in Chester and the surrounding areas maximise their properties, our team is the reliable choice for home improvements. We take the time at the start of your project to explain everything involved and answer any questions before moving onto design, planning and building.


It is crucial to work out how much you have to spend on improvements so you can choose an affordable project and ensure work stays within your means. It is worth creating an itemised budget so you can set aside the right amount for different aspects, depending on what is most important to you.

If you wish to extend your living space, bear in mind that house extensions are more expensive than garage and loft conversions. Out of these three options, garage conversions are the cheapest.

However, there are plenty of other ways A&R can improve your home in Chester. For example, our groundwork contractors build driveways and patios, while our building services include the construction of garden rooms.

Whatever your budget and project, we manage your budget throughout to ensure you do not overspend. If necessary, this can include advice on cheaper alternative products or materials.

Planning and Design

Before starting any building work, it is important to draw up designs and comply with any planning requirements. These vary between each project, but it is worth noting:

  • Many projects in Chester will not need planning permission, but all building work needs building regulations approval
  • House extensions, loft conversions and garage conversions can fall under permitted development, but projects must meet set criteria
  • You may need a Party Wall Agreement if work affects a party wall
  • You must make sure you gain any necessary approvals before work starts

A&R can help with project planning as well as design. Working with a trusted architect, we provide professional, bespoke designs which comply with regulations.


How long will work take? Will you live at home throughout your project? What building services will you need? There are many questions you should ask before your project starts and at A&R, we make sure you have all the information you need. Furthermore, we provide all trades in-house, so we are the only company you have to deal with.

Whether you require our services as building contractors or groundwork contractors in Chester, we make sure you have everything you need for a successful, stress-free project.

For start to completion loft conversions and house extensions in Chester, call 07731 592054.