Renovating a house can be both exciting and daunting — not to mention the potential for making a profit that it offers. From discovering original features hidden under years worth of dust or the chance to put your own stamp on something — or perhaps the best route to getting a bigger house in a better area than you would otherwise be able to afford.
A loft conversion is among the most popular home improvement projects in the UK for easing space pressure on the rest of the home. It’s a great solution for properties in urban areas or where a two-storey extension doesn’t make financial sense.
Extending your home is a popular way to increase space and add value to your property. With the hassle and costs of moving house – from legal fees to stamp duty – the reasons to stay put and improve your existing home soon mount up. But where do you start?
This beginner’s guide to building an extension covers everything you need to know before you start. From what to design to getting plans passed, from working out your budget to the trades and build – it pays to know what building an extension involves.
Choosing the right person to draw up your plans is as important as choosing the right builder, and the prospect can be just as daunting.