The first question to be asked here is – why exactly do we want an extension? Is it because the house seems too small, is it because the family is expanding, is it because you need a room of your own for relaxation or is it simply to boost the price of a house for an eventual sale?
The extension, along with the loft conversion, is one of the top modifications that can improve your home. Pricewise it really depends on how big, well furnished and well build the extension is, but presuming that all goes well the price of your property can be boosted with thousands of pounds. The experts propose an increase of approximately 21-22% if an extension consists of for example a large double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
In order to make sure that our extension will be a proper one we need to follow those guidelines:
The only way that an extension can add value to your property if it has the proper planning permission. In each of our properties there is a specific volume allowance. If we exceed it a planning permission is mandatory – and in order to create a proper extension that allowance will almost certainly be smaller than needed.
After the planning permissions the second part of the puzzle are the building regulations. They’re mandatory if you desire to increase the value of your home. Furthermore building regulations are a must if you value your own safety as they cover a stable structure, fire exit, reasonable sound-proof and more safety features that must be accomplished in order to use the room safely.
The access feature is important depending on what type of room will the extension be used. If you want to add certain privacy it will be better to add a door only on the outside of the extension. On the other side if you are going to use it as an extra bedroom it would require an internal door. To play it safe you can add both an internal and external access. Prisewise that will be a bonus to whoever plans to buy your property as he can later turn the extension into whatever he prefers.
Last but not least with the extension you have the complete freedom to create your dream room – so make it worth. The exquisite the design of your new extension the better for the marketing of your home. In terms of price – the extension can prove so vital that it can be the selling point of your entire home.