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House Refurbishments in Barnes | Quickfire Answers on our Service Range

We wouldn’t let just anybody into our homes and we fully understand why prospective customers from Barnes might feel the same. Only the most reputable building contractors deserve your trust and we fall firmly into that category. Use us for house refurbishments, loft conversions and kitchen extensions with confidence. 

From new builds and house extensions to constructions from structural steel, we receive questions from the Barnes area on an almost daily basis.

This page answers some of the most common of those questions in rapid-fire format.


Which types of loft conversion do you specialise in?

All of them. D Payne Construction Ltd builds dormer, mansard and hip-to-gable loft conversions. We also install rooflights (Velux windows) to increase natural light flow in loft space.

Do house extensions need planning permission?

Not always. If house extensions fall inside certain parameters, they also fall inside permitted development. If they don’t, we liaise with the local authority for Barnes to gain the approvals needed.

Do house refurbishments need a large budget?

No. Full house refurbishments obviously require a certain level of investment but for those with smaller budgets, we refurbish their homes one room (or more) at a time.

What is the best way to gain more kitchen space?

If you have underused space outside of your Barnes property, kitchen extensions increase the overall size and provide homes with practical, functional workspace.

What is the cheapest way to increase my living space?

We’d opt for loft conversions every time because the amount of work required from our building contractors is minimal compared to house extensions, which usually require foundations and major construction work.

Are house and kitchen extensions significantly more expensive?

This depends on the style of the extension. Double-storey house extensions require a larger investment, but kitchen extensions are usually single-storey builds and we use a range of affordable specifications (side, wraparound and rear-facing) to complete them.

Are house refurbishments limited to property exteriors?

No. We can also refurbish the outside of your Barnes home with exterior painting and maintenance work to protect it against the impact of the inclement British weather.


Contact our building contractors for house refurbishments, kitchen extensions and loft conversions in Barnes.