From house extension costs to styles and structures – it can easily become overwhelming. In this post, we’ll discuss where to start with your home extension project.
The first question to consider is what kind of house extension you want. Generally, this has three main points:
How big do you want your new extension to be?
As well as the square footage, consider the storeys. A single storey extension is perfect when you are looking for additional living space on the ground floor of your property. For double the space, multi-storey extensions are used increasingly to accommodate growing families. They provide additional downstairs living space as well as more bedroom space, often resulting in a larger kitchen-dining area, play room, study, downstairs w.c., cloakroom or second sitting room.
While a single-storey extension will obviously cost less than a double, the second storey will be cheaper as an addition.
In addition to providing much more living space for your money, a double-storey extension allows you to double up on living space without eating away at more of your garden. It is also worth considering it is more cost effective to build in one go, rather than adding a second storey at a later date.
How will you be using your house extension?
This will have a significant impact on the design of your home extension as well as the cost. If it’s a dining room, you might want more windows to keep the space light and bright, whereas an extension with a bathroom will require plumbing work.
Similarly, a kitchen extension will need a lot of work in terms of wiring and planning where plug sockets need to be. Ideally, it’s best to have a good idea of what you want before speaking to builders, so they can provide a more accurate quote.
Don’t forget the style of your extension. Ideally, you’ll want this to blend seamlessly or look different but complementary to your home. Options like traditional stone will cost a bit more than brick or render and finishing details like wood or zinc cladding can give your home the wow factor but will add to the cost.
Then there’s the roof. Pitched roofs are usually preferred as the materials are longer lasting. However, flat roofs can provide a cost-effective alternative that brings down the price of your extension.
On to the key question – how much is a home extension going to cost?
As discussed above, there’s so much variety in terms of size and style, that it’s impossible to provide a one-size-fits-all price.
Fortunately, our house extension cost calculator can give you an estimate based on your requirements. Taking into account the extension size, style, location and other factors, our calculator can give you an instant online price for your project.
Once you’ve got a good idea of what you would like from your extension in terms of size and style, the next step is to get a quote from a trusted building company. As home extension specialists, the team at Precision Builders can provide you with a prompt, detailed quote that’s tailored to the finest details of your dream extension.
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