Extensions can be a great addition to a home, and the light and space they create, not only enhance the flow of fresh air and natural light but may also add significant value to your home. Planning to extend your home can be a bit of a minefield if you don’t have any experience, so first of all, it is important to take your time in deciding whether an extension project is for you. You’ll need to think of things like what part of your house it will affect and whether it will still be habitable whilst the work is being done or not. Planning permissions, building regulations, and listed building consent (if your property is listed) are just a few of the other things you’ll need to consider.
An architect or build and design company will be able to advise on what will work best based on the current structure and layout of your home, and also how best to go about obtaining the necessary permissions.
Getting in touch with a collection of building companies to get quotes for materials and to potentially pencil in a start date is always useful, as is checking in with your local estate agent about your plans, so they can advise how this could affect the value of your home and what it is that people look for, so you can maximize the selling potential for the future.
This sympathetically designed extension was built to provide more entertaining space and more room for little ones to run around. The open-plan design, large sliding doors and skylight/lantern provide masses of natural light and fresh air during the summer months.
Loft conversions are a great way of increasing the footprint of your home. Depending on the space available, loft conversions can provide additional bedrooms, office spaces or luxury storage spaces.
Ground floor extensions can transform a living area and bi-fold doors add a real sense of space. If your extension opens onto your rear garden, bi-fold doors allow you to enjoy your outside space, all year long.