Home Extension Hints and Tips

Advantages of a home extension

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  • Increase your living space without having to move home.
  • Create a space to suit your personal needs.
  • Potential to add value to your home.
  • Avoid the time and cost of moving home.

 

Disadvantages of a home extension

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  • Loss of garden space.
  • Loss of light to existing rooms.
  • Disruption during construction.

 

Things to consider

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  • How much will my extension cost? Use Do I Need Permissions online house extension cost estimator to find out what your extension might cost.
  • What do I require the space for?
  • How will I use the space?
  • How will the extension affect the rooms it joins onto? (Windows and ventilation) The existing rooms the extension covers will require windows unless these rooms are kitchen, utility rooms, stores, halls, bathrooms, or the extension form an extension to the existing rooms.
  • How will the extension affect windows of the rooms above?
  • Do I need planning permission for an extension?
  • Do I need building warrant for an extension?

Things to remember

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  • You should NOT start any works until all your permissions are in place.
  • Always use a professional to assist you with planning and building warrant applications.
  • Always get at least 3 quotes for any works. The cheapest is not necessarily the best.
  • Always check customer reviews for any company you use.
  • Remember to apply for your completion certificate once your works are completed. You should keep this completion certificate safe with your property title deeds as it may be required should you sell your house.

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Further information on Home Extensions

Do I Need Planning Permission For A Home Extension

 

Do I Need Building Warrant for a Home Extension

 

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