Key Considerations for Your Extension or Loft Conversion in Cobham

So, you’ve decided you’re going to invest in your existing property, but how do you decide whether a property extension, loft conversion or garage conversion is the right option for you? There are a range of factors you need to consider and having completed many successful home improvement projects in Cobham, Woking and surrounds, our local builders provide expert advice and solutions that we share with you here.

Whether you decide an extension or conversion is for you, or if you need more information, give EGB Builders a call. We are always happy to discuss your ideas in detail and arrange a free, no obligation quotation.

Key points to consider when planning an extension or conversion in Cobham are:

Current Use of Space

If you have a loft or garage that you underuse, a conversion could be perfect for you. Loft and garage conversions make the most of existing space and avoid the need to expand outwards. However, if you’ve already maxed out your existing space or don’t want to lose the storage space your loft or garage offers, a property extension may be the better option. When it comes to extensions, it is also important to think about how much garden space you are happy to lose.


If you think a traditional extension might be a bit pricey, a garage or loft conversion is ideal. These are cost-effective projects that require less building work than extensions, however the cost varies between projects, with some conversions requiring more structural work than others. The best way to determine the right option for your budget is to arrange a free no obligation quotation with our local builders in Cobham.

Planning Permission

If you live in a listed building or an area with strict planning criteria, you should also consider the likelihood of securing planning permission. While our builders are always happy to assist in this process, note that a large property extension which requires a green light from the council won’t always get the go-ahead. On the contrary, garage conversions and loft conversions rarely ever need permission, as long as they meet the criteria for permitted development.


Our builders always endeavour to complete projects within an agreed timeframe, but certain projects will take longer than others. So, if you absolutely need work to be completed by a certain date, for example because you’re expecting a child or are looking to move to a new home in Cobham, consider the potential length of projects. Garage conversions tend to be the quickest to complete, followed by attic conversions, with a brand-new extension taking the longest.

End Use

To choose the right home improvement project, it is important to have a clear idea of what space you need. For example, if you need an office to work from home, a garage or loft conversion can serve as a productive workspace. If you need space for a growing family, a property extension could become a nursery, extra bedroom or bathroom. Alternatively, if you require a larger kitchen, you can choose to extend or convert your garage. Our local builders are always happy to discuss your needs and offer reliable, specialist advice.

Get in touch with EGB Builders on 07872 908246 for extensions, loft conversions and garage conversions in Cobham and the surrounding areas.

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