As local builders and property renovation experts, we relish building ‘new build’ properties in London’s prime residential neighbourhoods such as Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster. However true “new build” projects are exceedingly rare.
The likelihood of obtaining an empty building plot to construct a new property is pretty much non-existent. The term “new build” in London’s conservation areas generally refers to the practice of buying an existing property, knocking it down and constructing a new building on the same plot.
Experienced ‘new build’ builders West London
TylerMandic have expertise and considerable experience managing several “new build” projects. As is so often the case in London, the design and construction of the physical building can be demanding and require immense skill and expertise. However, this is relatively straightforward in comparison to the complexities and nuances involved when negotiating planning permissions and relevant licences for the building work to take place.
Regardless of the local authority and borough the residential property is located, any approval will most likely stipulate the new house “appear to be more or less a replica of the original” when viewed from outside.
We are proud of our track record with this type of property renovation, each receiving planning approval and having been completed successfully. We have been able to knock down the original house, install a new basement (one or two levels), rebuild and renovate the whole house with a completely new and reconfigured interior whilst maintaining a similar appearance from the outside.
We have also included an additional floor at the top of the building, whilst being able to appease planning authorities as well as London’s most discerning residential neighbours.
Maximising your “new build” footprint
This is no small undertaking and while it may sound a little excessive, there are two sizeable advantages.
Firstly, your new house is not only larger, but square and true, with floors level, doors and windows matching and your property able to accommodate the infrastructure requirements for modern services.
The other advantage is building works classed as ‘new build’ attract 0% VAT, offering considerable cost savings when compared to renovating and constructing basements and adding floors while leaving the original house in place.