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Home Extension Costs Explained

23.06.14

When you are considering an extension to your house, you have to be mindful of the factors that will affect the home extension costs. You need to be really honest with your architect/designer about your budget and what you have in mind for the project.  

How many new rooms do you want, and for what purpose? Would you prefer the materials to be environmentally friendly? Do you want it to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the house or be an attractive contrast? Will it be a single storey or a multi-storey addition? All of these considerations will affect the home extension costs. 

How Home Extension Costs Break Down 

As well as the materials and labour for the build, you will need to pay an architect to turn your ideas into an acceptable design and then draw up plans. There will also be fees payable to your local authority. While not all single storey extensions need planning permission, any which go above the ground floor probably will, and this must be paid for. Building regulations inspections and approval are mandatory and also have a cost involved. Depending on the type of extension, the services of a structural engineer may also be required, and possibly a quantity surveyor. 

If you employ a specialist building company, everything that can be foreseen in the list above should be factored into the quote you get. This, of course, is much easier than trying to work through it yourself and come up with a total for the home extension costs on your own. 

Why you Should Invest in a House Extension 

Extensions are not for everyone, or for every house, but they have many benefits for those who can and do choose that method of creating extra space in the home. They avoid those annoying moving costs that mount up as you pay surveyors, estate agents and solicitors before the expense of getting all your belongings to the new house. Your mortgage will stay the same while the value of the house will rocket. 

You don’t need to look far for a recommended builder. At Bespoke Lofts we have been undertaking extensions as well as loft conversions for over 20 years. Look at the testimonials and case studies on our website for the proof. We’ll be delighted to discuss your home extension costs and your ideas and needs in a free consultation at your convenience.

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