Home extensions are one of the most popular ways of adding some extra space and making the most out of your house. The process helps you retain the existing property without the hassle to move to another house for good. Before you decide to undertake an extension project it is pertinent to understand the factors, which should add value to your project. the factors are: –
Quality of work
Choosing the right builder with technical understanding of the conversions and the right builder s
kills would definitely add to the quality of finished product.
Ceiling price in your area
Your local estates agents can help you figure out if your home is affected by the ceiling price. You can also check what prices houses are being sold at with the same layout, as you own.
Do you have enough money to complete the project to perfection?
Some of the extra expenditures, besides the construction cost, that you are likely to encounter are
o Legal fees – £1000-1500
o Measured survey – £600-1400
o Topographical site survey – £400-800
o Architectural fees – £2500-3500 of total build cost.
o Structural engineer fee – £400-4000 depending on project scale
o Planning application fee – £172
o Building regulations fee – £500-1000 for a small extension
o Self build insurance – £500-1000
o Services – £500-1000
o Asbestos removal – £4000-5000
before year 2000
o Unforeseen works – £800-1000
Total – £11372-1920
Home extension ideas
Some of the options available in the home extension project are as mentioned below
Rear single storey extensions
This type of extension extends the back of your house towards garden. if planned properly can add a real vow factor to your property. It is considered as a major value added addition to the property amongst property owners. Opening up your kitchen and letting the natural light and air in freshens up the entire house.
Double storey extensions
A double storey extension allows you to add maximum additional space on two levels i.e ground floor and first floor. It is bit costlier than the other options it really stands out if you compare the return on investment (ROI).
Side return extension
If your property has an alleyway leading to the rear side of your house than a side return extension is wonderful way of adding bit of extra space to your property. Side return will make the most of your space and would transform the property. You can also combine this kind of extension along with the rear extension or a conservatory to create a wrap around the two sides of your property. One must consider adding bifold doors for a seamless connection between the house and the rear garden. Side return extension is considered to be a permitted development as long as you are not living in a conservation area.
Wrap around extension
Wrap around extensions are a perfect solution for big families who are considering to upsize their property. They can completely reshape the look and adda lot of character to the property. You can create additional space for the utility room, a ground floor WC or a walk-in storage space along with kitchen extension