Information For Leeds Builders
If you are planning to construct your own home, renovate or extend, you will find lots of useful information on the Leeds builders page.
Extending Your Existing Property
As an existing homeowner extending your property is a great option to increase the living space and value of your home. There are however a number of important factors you will need to consider when planning your extension. The type (eg conservatory, extension, loft conversion etc) and scale of your extension will determine the local planning regulations to which you must adhere. It is imperative that you fully research and understand the regulations before you start your project.
Self Build & Renovation Projects In The Leeds Area
Leeds is one of the largest cities in the UK. Leeds has growing population of over 750,000 (cencus 2011). There are many benefits to building or renovating within the Leeds area including:
- Continued economic growth in the area means that demand for property is high.
- The city has fantastic transport links. Easy access to the UK motorway network via M1/A1 and M62. The central train station plus local area stations provide access to the countries rail network. Leeds/Bradford airport provides an ever-expanding list of both UK and international flight destinations.
- Great leisure facilities including cinema, sports, theatre, shopping, museums, art galleries, recreational parks and much more
House prices in the Leeds are have risen 4% this year (2016) and 12% since 2007. As with all large cities in the UK prices vary depending upon the local area. At the lower end, properties in the Leeds City Centre area averaged £137,967. The more sought after areas such as Roundhay averaged £271,306.
A large proportion of the property sales in Leeds over the past year were semi-detached homes. These sold for an average of £186,650. Terraced properties had an average sold price of £141,165. Leeds flats averaged out at £129,918.
With so much to offer, Leeds is a great choice for your building project. As with all high demand areas in the UK, finding a suitable plot of land can be difficult. You can start your search on the internet. The Rightmove website provides a good starting point. There are also various websites listing plots available throughout the UK including plotbrowser.
Finding a reputable and qualified builder who you can work with and fully understands your requirements is critical. This will help ensuring your build project success. Word of mouth referral from people you know and trust can be really helpful. The Federation of Master Builders can also help. FMB members must undergo strict membership and criteria vetting before being accepted into the organisation.
Leeds City Council Building Control Services
Planning permission for new build properties in the Leeds area can be obtained from Leeds City Council which covers the following areas: Adel, Alwoodley, Ardsley, Armley, Beeston, Bramley, Burmantofts, Calverley, Chapel Allerton, Hunslet, Cross Gates, Farnley, Farsley, Garforth, Gipton, Guiseley, Halton, Harehills, Harewood, Headingley, Holbeck, Horsforth, Hyde Park, Killingbeck, Kippax and Methley, Kirkstall, Middleton, Moortown, Morley, Otley, Yeadon, Pudsey, Rawdon, Rothwell, Robin Hood, Roundhay, Richmond Hill, Seacroft, Stanningley, Swillington, Temple Newsam, Weetwood, Wetherby, Whinmoor, Woodhouse, Wortley.
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