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Doughty Construction

Doughty Construction are builders in Birmingham. The proprietor, Andrew Doughty first gained experience in his family’s building business before gaining a degree in Building Surveying. After this, Andrew worked as a project manager for the NEC group at the ICC in Birmingham, and then moved to Bloomer Tweedale Architects Practice in Wolverhampton. In the summer of 1997, missing the practical side of the building industry he decided to start his own firm of builders in Birmingham.

Doughty Construction are extension and loft conversion specialists, they also carry out garage conversions, general building work, property renovation and building refurbishment. We undertake general domestic building work and complete all jobs to the highest of standards. Doughty Construction are a well-established and professional organisation of builders in Birmingham. We offer building services for homes throughout the West Midlands including Birmingham, Edgbaston, Moseley, and Harborne.

Customer service is a priority at Doughty Construction and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and high standards of workmanship. As professional builders, we will ensure that we provide the most efficient manpower to complete your project on time and on budget! All of our building work carries our guarantee which is underwritten by GGFi and Their site.

Prompt Service

The team at Doughty Construction are dedicated to providing each and everyone of our customers with a prompt, professional and enjoyable experience.

Quality Building Services

We offer a high quality building service to both commercial and residential clients. Give us a call today for your quote.

Competitive Prices

We will always provide a competitive quote for our building services. Give us a call today for your quote.

How we can help you with your Loft Conversion in Birmingham

Successful loft conversions are all about the efficient use of space and can be a really constructive way of extending your home if done correctly.

Many of the planning factors mentioned in “how can we help with home extensions in Birmingham” are also relevant to loft conversions in Birmingham. However other Building Regulation issues may need to be considered, take a look at Planning Points Loft Conversion planning permission guide. Almost all of the time fire compartmentation becomes a significant issue. It is probable that internal doors will need to be upgraded to achieve a fire rating. Want open plan? Then we will organise the design and installation of a fire suppression system to comply with the relevant approved documents.

Approved document A covers structural safety, this can be complex with a loft conversion. Often structural members will be in the way and a solution will have to be designed to allow the removal of these members.

loft conversion BirminghamThis roof truss was in the way of a class room extension we did in a local school. The illustration shows the steel portal frame that we had designed and then fitted. Once all of the loads had been transferred, we were able to remove the truss from the centre. This is shown in the second illustration.

How we can help with your Home Extension in Birmingham.

We can help you to work out exactly what it is you want, and how best to go about it. We have extensive knowledge and experience of building house extensions in Birmingham. We can help you work out whether your project requires planning permission (Extensions Planning Portal) or whether it will fall within the auspices of the General Building Order (GDO) here is more information on the government planning portal, which outlines your permitted development rights. If your project requires planning permission, we can recommend architects that we work with to draw the plans and to help you through this process. Whether the work requires a planning application or not, you may need to submit a Building Regulations application. We may do this work for you or you may prefer to use an architect.

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We carry full employers’ liability insurance and public liability insurance certificates, which are available to view at our offices.


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Birmingham’s building and construction specialist!

Doughty Construction take customer service very seriously and every member of our team is trained to think about you the client at each stage through every single building project. Our attention to detail on each build is second to none and our high standards of workmanship mean our building specialists complete every build to a perfect finish every time as guided by the original estimate. We work on all projects with the same care and attention, from small maintenance projects through to loft conversions and house extensions.

Doughty Construction, established in 1997, are house extension specialists with a reputation as one of the region’s most well respected house extension companies. Our team of Builders Birmingham specialists can visit your property to offer a comprehensive assessment of your extension options before providing you with a quote. We also provide the finest loft conversions to homes across a range of homes in the West Midlands and can liaise with your neighbors to ensure there is minimal disruption to you and their lives.

Looking for builders Birmingham we are the contractor for you!

Our construction experts are now also constructing new build homes for a range of clients from first time buyers through to clients looking for a bespoke property of their own. We work closely with a range of Architects both locally and across the UK to ensure your new build is completed to the highest standards and our industry leading aftercare program supports our clients well after the actual building work is completed.

If you are interested in speaking to our building specialists regarding your new building project why not take a look at some of our projects and get to know us a little bit more, check out our new builds page for more information.