Vision’s timber frame bungalow conversion systems offer a lightweight and convenient method for extending your bungalow upwards with an additional storey.
Following the reform of the planning laws in 2020, bungalows can now be extended upwards using a fast-tracked planning process (full planning applications not required) that allows self-builders to look at alternatives to building a completely new build home and instead, converting an existing bungalow that needs a new lease of life.
Not to be confused with a loft conversion, where you can convert an already existing space into an additional room, our timber frame first floor systems offer a completely new storey that will sit on top of your existing ground floor structure creating as many rooms as you require.
The loadings for the timber frame are much lighter than masonry so the need for under-pinning or strengthening the existing foundations are unlikely to be required. Such foundation work is a costly exercise and lengthens the build time.
Vision can work from your planning drawings to provide a fixed cost quotation for the supply and install of your new timber frame structure. This will assist with setting out your budget from the outset and preparing an efficient scope of works for your project.
With the timber frame design underway at the beginning of your project (we suggest engaging your chosen supplier when you have planning approval) it will be factory made whilst your building contractor undertakes the preparation works to your existing structure (depending on the new design, additional structural beams may be required) and then delivered to site with installation of the timber frame taking between 3-4 weeks.
Building onto bungalows are currently a hot commodity with them pushing past loft conversions that may have originally been the chosen method of renovating an existing bungalow within permitted development rights.
To see some of the bungalow conversions we have undertaken for self-builders, read our blog articles on extensions or click on the photos below for more details on each of these amazing transformations.
Vision pride themselves on their customer service skills and always offer our honest advice and guidance to self-builders, helping with design through to on-site construction matters.
See What Vision Customers Have to Say About Our Service
Vision helped me change a small bungalow into a family home, they were very professional and extremely helpful as this was a project that I decided to manage. Tim and Ian assisted me during the whole process and then once it was time for the build to start Luke was appointed as the contract manager who we are more than pleased with as he was very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you Vision.
Single Storey & 1st floor Extensions
My wife and I decided to completely transform our single storey house into a large contemporary two storey home.
Clearly this was an ambitious plan and we had to feel confident of any Company we decided to go forward with.
Vision came recommended and I am glad they were as we could not have wished for better quality, organisation
and above all attention we received. The finished product looks absolutely superb and we couldn’t be more delighted.
Thanks to all at Vision.
Vision can offer a range of services for your bungalow extension project.
- Our design and build service can look after all aspects of the architecture and construction processes, depending on your location in the UK.
- We will supply and install the open panel timber frame structure for your extension to the design & specification you have prepared.
- If you are an experienced self-builder, or you have your own contractors who can install the timber frame structure, we can manufacture and deliver the timber frame panels for you to arrange the installation.