House extension, loft conversion & building plans by Stockport based DETAIL

Are you looking for a house extension in Stockport, Cheshire? DETAIL produce architectural plans and drawings for house extensions, loft conversions and new build developments. We realise the ideas you have for creating your dream home, helping you through every step of the process from the initial meeting through to completion. 

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DETAIL has developed a unique menu that allows home owners to choose the services that will add value to their project. Every client and every project is different so make sure that you work in a way that works best for you. Whether you choose to use it sparingly or as a complete service, this menu should enable you to be in control of your project from concept to completion. 

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What happens first? Our journey begins with you. The most effective way to prepare for a successful project is to follow a logical process. We untangle this process step-by-step to provide you with support, creative input and experience from starting point to finished project.

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Why is a measured survey necessary?  The measured survey gives you an accurate starting point. If you are extending an existing house, you will have the precise dimensions of the house, so plans can be properly prepared. If you are building new, you will have the size and levels of the land.

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This is where accuracy is introduced. Based on accurate survey information, drawings are developed that show the overall plans and elevations. The Scheme design stage is about bringing reality to the proposals, to a state where they can be measured, visualised, organised and costed.

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Do I need Planning Permission? The most fundamental hurdle to cross is gaining the correct statutory permissions for your project. Planning Permission, Listed Building Consent and Building Regulations are all legal requirements. DETAIL act as your agent taking care of these matters.

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Unlike a general builder’s quotation or estimate – our scheduled breakdown accurately lists itemised quantities and direct costs for materials, plant and labour through every element of your build. This will give you total transparency and budget control over your proposed build. 

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Our experienced team of Project Managers will ensure that your project is delivered to meticulous standards, on time and on budget. We will professionally manage the construction, ensuring workmanship to the highest quality within strict health & safety and environmental standards.  


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Whether it’s the dream of a luxury open plan kitchen-dining room or the need for added utility space for your growing family - the single storey house extension is the most commonly sought after extension for adding quality living and value to your home.

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Gain the extra room you need with spectacular effect with a two storey house extension – from a new bedroom, bathroom, home office and play room for the kids – to that luxury walk-in wardrobe and en-suite we all long for. We plan, design and deliver a living space tailored for you and your family.

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With tight property boundaries or garden space which has already been allocated comes the option to extend into the loft. Choices range from Hip-to-Gable and Velux loft conversions, to Dormer and Mansard loft conversions. We plan, design and deliver the conversion to complement its future use.

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The unused basement which has budding potential to be converted can be realised in a cost-effective, practical and undisruptive approach. A basement conversion will enhance your home forming a new valuable, useable and functional space. Whether that’s a playroom, a home cinema or a practical utility and store room.

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Why not conjure the extra room you need from surplus garden space? Outbuildings are becoming increasingly popular as obtaining full Planning Permission is not always required. Ideal for office space, summer houses, gymnasiums and countless other bespoke retreats; a truly special addition to your home.

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Detail are always privileged to collaborate with our clients on New Build Developments - from sketch plans and working drawings to our assistance in delivering the build. The journey is exciting, interactive and composed – producing a finished project which will mirror your dream home.


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Meet the Detail team

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Neil Houlihan


Stockport based Detail, offer comprehensive Architectural and Construction Services to commercial clients and domestic homeowners alike, throughout, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and the North West. We plan and design New Build homes, housing and House Extensions, including loft conversions, garage conversions, alterations and access adaptations as well as project managing building works across the commercial sector.

DETAIL are committed to realising our clients' ideas and potential whether a national developer or a private client wanting their dream home. We work hand in hand with our clients using our experience, knowledge and expertise to guide you through the design and construction process.

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Maxron House

Green Lane