Bespoke Residential House Extensions

Urbann specialise in contemporary bespoke residential house extensions in Newcastle , Northumberland, Durham and Teesside. Urbann are specialist timber frame builders Newcastle based but covering the whole of the North East of England.
Urbann are builders Newcastle, specialising in timber frame which generally gives you better U values than conventional brick and block build, we build to 150mm insulation in the walls and roof which exceeds current government guidelines on insulation values. Timber allows us to construct stunning architectural extensions that will wow the customer. Urbann specialise in wood and metal rainscreen clad structures, giving a stunning finishing effect.
USA and Canada have built their houses from timber for centuries but surprisingly there are not many timber frame builders in the North East of England, we pride ourselves on professionalism, expertise, communication and aftercare.

House extensions that fall under the government stipulated dimensions do not need planning but will need a Building Regulations certificate, please see the link for the guidelines on permitted residential development, this will clearly show you if you have to go for full planning or just Building regulations.
Planning portal – Click here

Urbann can take care of all Planning or Building regulations for as part of our Turnkey package which means you don’t have to worry about anything, we will liase with you during the process to keep you fully informed on its progress.
Dialogue with Planning departments within the councils can be lengthy, tedious and frustrating, we have extensive experience on what works and what doesn’t when liasing with the council and this can help in achieving a successful outcome.

Our best marketing tools are our customers , if you are wowed by us you will tell people about us, that is the best selling tool we know and we want to keep it that way.
With regards to timber frame builders Newcastle and surrounding areas sees a shortage of qualified experienced builders and Urbann pride itself on leading the way in building contemporary house extensions for Newcastle and the North East.

***  Before setting off on your journey down the ” I want to extend my house ” road please take a look at our
” Important things to think about before planning a house extension” page, it is vital that you evaluate whether an extension makes both financial sense and common sense.


Certified timber from sustainable sources

Huge range of metal rainscreen cladding

Low VOC interior paint finish

Super insulated 150mm walls

Range of heating options

Argon filled high efficiency double glazing

Eco friendly foundations system

Flat or pitched roof options

Organic sedum roof option

Option to choose renewable energies

Fantastic customer interaction and communication levels

Builders Newcastle


To talk to us about a new contemporary residential house extension, Urbann are timber frame builders Newcastle based but covering the whole of the North East.
Please get in touch by calling 0330 3502202 or 07979 812851 or using our Enquiry Form

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How it works

Please find below an explanation on the process you will go through when ordering a stunning new residential extension from Urbann. We strive to make the buying journey an enjoyable experience by holding your hand throughout the whole experience, keeping you fully informed at each stage and being available to answer any questions at any time.
As timber frame builders Newcastle and surrounding North East areas is our main geographical coverage, our team is Newcastle based and has worked with us for a number of years, we are a collection of specialist trades who take pride in delivering a great product every time.

We feel that Urbann give unrivalled customer service, we care , we are passionate about our product and quite simply we want you to recommend us to your friends and family. A superb customer experience is our strongest marketing tool and we want to keep it that way.

Contact Urbann

If you think Urbann's superb residential extensions could be just what you're looking for then give our friendly team a call. You'll speak directly to one of the Directors who is ready to discuss your individual requirements. No sales team waffle, just professional,dedicated and knowledgeable team members who can talk through your requirements and offer some guidance. Please see our Inspiration Gallery for ideas on designs.
Urbann are specialist timber frame builders Newcastle based but with a North East coverage.

Arrange an initial telephone conversation

An initial informal chat is essential to go through the important aspects of your requirements to make sure they conform with planning and building regulations. After talking through your requirements and initially agreeing a way forward we will organise a site visit where we will go through design preferences with you inorder to put together a proposal document to go forward. The proposal includes an outline specification on the design you like , this will give you a good general overview of what you get and for how much. Urbann are builders Newcastle.

Arrange a site visit

You will deal with the same person throughout the ordering and build process, from initial chat through to handing you the keys, you will be dealing with one of the company Directors meaning you will be given unrivalled customer service. We pride ourselves in keeping our clients informed on a daily basis if needed as communication between client and builder is one of the biggest complaints the industry gets, we strive to make sure this is our strongest assett. Urbann can assist with architectural drawings, 3D max virtual reality photographs of what you extension will look like, planning applications, planning liason, building regulations application and management right through to handing you the keys. Even though we are builders Newcastle based, we have experience in dealing with most of the North East Planning and Building Control Departments and have contacts within these departments we can talk to about the build and get guidance on your proposed development. We can manage your build for you right through to handing you the keys, all relevant sign offs from planning and building regulations will be completed. Our turnkey option allows our clients to have a hassle free experience and receive a stunning finished product with all associated guarantees.

Specification and costs

After our site visit we will provide you with a full specification for your extension which will include everything we have agreed, this will include all cladding/finishing materials and internal fitout. You will receive a guaranteed quote that stands for 90 days, material costs can change so we feel the 90 days covers you incase of industry fluctuations. If you would like to proceed you will receive a full building contract outlining the specification, costs and payment milestones with applicable timescales on the build.

Book in your build start date

Upon agreeing your design specification and quote we will book a date that is suitable to start the build. The weather can be a key factor in this so forward planning is essential.
A starting deposit is required to buy materials, further payments are required as we reach agreed thresholds during the build ie foundations, roof etc. The final payment is due on completion.

The Build

Urbann's goal is to make sure your extension is installed with minimal disruption, our highly qualified installation team understand this is sometimes difficult as it disrupts family life but do everything we can to plan ahead and reorganise any areas in the home that will be affected and relocate essential amenities. Your project manager will be in daily contact if needed so that you are always aware at where we are at with regards to the build. Superior communication is one of our USP's and we pride ourselves upon this. We can manage all trades as part of our turnkey operation as we have a great team of professionals, all we need is your choice of finishes and we do the rest as part of the price agreed. Unforeseen problems can occur during a build such as drainage issues or foundations but we will keep you fully informed during this process.

Contact Urbann as your builders Newcastle based but with North East covergae.

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