Information For Bradford Builders
Help and advice for bradford builders looking to extend existing property, self build or renovate in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Move To A New Property or Add An Extension?
Personal circumstances and available budget are two of the primary factors to consider when deciding whether to move house, build a new home or extend your existing property. Is it just more space that you need or are you looking for a complete change of scenery?
Moving to a new and larger home can be extremely expensive and for many people who like their existing home, area, neighbours etc not the preferred solution to a space problem. In this situation adding an extension to your existing property is a great option. Converting your existing loft space, adding a single/double storey extension or simply adding a conservatory will increase the value of your property and give you the additional space you need.
Changes and extensions to existing buildings in the Bradford area will usually be subject to local planning regulations. A full understanding of your planning requirements within UK law is a must before you embark on any home extension project. Be sure that you fully understand your responsibilities within the applicable planning law and obtain the relevant planning permission before you start your project.
Guidance on planning permission for the Bradford area is available here.
New Build Property In Bradford
Bradford is a thriving, culturally diverse city with a population of over half a million people. The city combines both city and rural living within close proximity. Key benefits of the area include good transport links with easy access to the UK motorway network via M602/ M62 and M1. The central train station has good UK links and Leeds/Bradford airport provides an ever expanding list of both UK domestic and international flight destinations.
Bradford also has some fantastic recreational facilities including the National Media Museum, sports, theatre, shopping, museums, art galleries, recreational parks and more.
House prices in the Bradford area for 2016 are up 5%. As with all large cities in the UK prices vary depending upon the local area. Prices for the Bradford area overall for 2016 averaged out at £121,151. At the top end of the scale, the average price of a detached residence in the area for 2016 was £226,383.
Find A Suitable Land Plot In The Bradford Area
Check out the Rightmove website to search for available plots in the Bradford area.
Finding a reputable and qualified builder who you can work with and fully understands your requirements is critical to ensuring your build project success. Word of mouth referral from people you know and trust can be helpful. The Federation of Master Builders can also help. FMB members must undergo strict membership and criteria vetting before being accepted into the organisation.
Search the FMB website for registered builders in the Bradford area
Planning permission for properties in the Bradford area can be obtained from Bradford City Council which covers the following areas: Baildon, Bingley, Bingley Rural, Bolton & Undercliffe, Bowling & Barkerend, Bradford Moor, City, Clayton & Fairweather Green, Craven, Eccleshill, Great Horton, Heaton, Idle & Thackley, Ilkley, Keighley Central, Keighley East, Keighley West, Little Horton, Manningham, Queensbury, Royds, Shipley, Thornton & Allerton, Toller, Tong, Wharfedale, Wibsey, Windhill & Wrose, Worth Valley, Wyke