If you’re planning a home improvement or development project in Surrey, you need to hire experienced builders with a proven track record. With an in-house team sharing over 70 years of experience, Wood Brothers has the expertise to deliver a wide range of domestic building work to exceptional standards. From property extensions and loft conversions to property refurbishments and renovations, we use our know-how to ensure your job reaches completion on time and within budget.
Operating out of Warlingham, Wood Brothers covers all surrounding Surrey areas. Our key service locations include Banstead, Caterham, Coulsdon, Kingswood, Oxted, Reigate and Sanderstead, to name a few.
Our builders provide the following services:
• Loft Conversions
• Garage Conversions
• Structural Changes
• Space Creation
• Kitchen Installs
• Kitchen Renovations
• Bathroom Installs
• Bathroom Renovations
• Plastering Work
• General Building Work
Wood Brothers also undertakes property extensions, house renovations and property refurbishments. Because these services each has their own dedicated page on the menu of this website, we have not covered them here.
Converting an existing structure is the ideal way to create new living space without any sacrifices in the garden. The addition of a new bedroom, bathroom, home office, hobby room or workout space can also help to make a great home all-but perfect.
But even if you’re considering selling in the future, both loft and garage conversions increase your home’s market value. This is because they hold so much appeal with prospective buyers.
Our builders excel at some of the most popular types of loft conversion: rooflight, dormer and mansard.
Rooflight conversions involve little physical building work, especially when compared to other designs. This makes them the simplest and cheapest option. During the physical build, we install the rooflights into your existing roof’s slope. As such, the layout of your loft remains relatively unchanged, but it becomes much brighter and more vibrant.
Dormer conversions are the most popular style in the UK. Our team builds a box-like extension which rises vertically out of the roof. This addition creates a more traditional, familiar room complete with a flat ceiling and ample floor space. On the outside, you can decide between a gabled or flat-roofed dormer.
Mansard conversions involve a significant amount of building work to restructure your home’s roof. Our builders carry out construction at the rear of the property, extending the roof backward. This results in a new flat roof with a raised back wall. The latter has an inward slope of 72 degrees.
Has your garage in Oxted, Sanderstead or the surrounding areas become a dumping ground for assorted household items? If you have no plans to park a car in it, converting your garage turns this junk-filled space into a habitable room.
In most cases, garage conversions qualify as a permitted development, so you won’t need to worry about securing planning permission. However, it must adhere with a range of building regulations, including those relating to damp proofing, ventilation, insulation, structural integrity, electrical systems, plumbing, heating and fireproofing.
You can rest assured, our builders create fully compliant results. We ensure this by scheduling the necessary sign-offs from a Building Control officer. This includes a final certificate of completion.
Generally speaking, a single-car garage conversion takes 3 to 6 weeks to complete. Your own conversion has unique qualities, so we draw up a personalised Schedule of Works in line with your needs.
For added peace of mind, 95% of the building work takes place in the garage itself, so you will experience minimal disruption. The final 5% occurs when we create an opening between the new room and the original house.