If you’re hesitant to move because you love your home and where it is, but you just need some extra space, then a home extension can rejuvenate your living area to give you the room you desire. However, there are some frequently asked questions and matters homeowners want to understand prior to installing a home extension, so we’ve covered the top 3 things to know before starting your extension project below!
The exact figure on how much value an extension adds to your house varies depending on the design of the extension, the house itself, and the location of the property. Nationwide’s research on the value of home improvements to an average three-bedroom house found that an extension that allows room for a double bedroom and en-suite can increase the value of the property up to 23%. An additional bathroom could add up to 6% and an extra double bedroom can add 12%.
An important thing to consider when designing an extension is to ensure it appeals to the average buyer’s taste. Matching it to the existing house’s architectural style is a good place to start.
The amount of time it takes to build any structure is generally dependent on its size and shape. But, before we begin any installation work, our team of expert surveyors will carry out a full technical survey and prepare working drawings for you to browse through. Typically, it takes 6-8 weeks from initial measurements, laying the foundation to a complete fully insulated and powered extension.
Here at Chigwell Conservatories & Extensions, we take care of acquiring any necessary planning permissions before we start working on your home. But, for any who is wondering whether planning permission might be required for their extension, we have listed the current guidance for planning permission in England below:
It is also good to note that if you live in a conservation area like Chigwell Village or Coopersale Street, you may need approval to go ahead with any sort of extension. New build developments may also have restrictions in place, so be sure to check with your local authority, housing developer, or double-glazing expert!
It can seem a little daunting when faced with a home extension project but using the right team of experts can make all the difference. Here at Chigwell Conservatories and Extensions, we pay close attention to detail; from manufacturing right through to aftercare and everything else in between. With approximately 100 trained and informative experts on hand to answer any questions or book in appointments, contact us today or visit one of our showrooms in, Billericay, Romford, or Manchester.
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