The only person who can really answer this is you. However, we can give some guidance to help you get to your conclusion.
The first thing to consider is what are you looking to get from your extension? What is its purpose? Different people will extend their homes for different reasons. Some want a sitting room, reading room, games room, cinema room, a conservatory, a big play room for the kids. The list of possibilities goes on and on.
Once you’ve determined what it is you actually want from your extra space, you can then start to get an idea of how the process will unfold as we go on.
Next thing to look at is how much space do you have to work with? There’s no point dreaming a huge extension, getting your hopes up and getting really excited when the area you have to work with will only fit half of what you’re envisioning.
This will be hard for you to determine yourself as it’s not just a case of walking outside and looking at the space between the existing house and the garden fence, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye.
It’s something that you won’t really need to worry about. In our property survey, we can give you an idea of what is a realistic size for your extension. The survey is something we do completely free of charge.
After we’ve determined what the extension is for, how much space we have to work with it’s then time to look at the size of the extension.
Based on everything we’ve determined up to this point, we want to look at the specifics. What is the extra space going to be used for? How can we best utilize the space we have? Is the extension one floor or two? How much space is left after the extension? What is being sacrificed in it’s place?
Finally, if any planning permission is required this does require a lot of attention, but this is something we are happy to take control of. You can read all you need to know about it at the link below.
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We know it sounds like a lot, but it’s a big decision to make. The best thing to do is to get in touch with us, we’ll come out have a look and take it from there.