If you’re starting to outgrow your home and considering adding a house extension we can help guide you on what options are available and the next steps.
A common approach to building a house extension is by adding another storey to the house. If your land area is limited this is often the better option for you. Obviously this means additional weight on the house foundations or concrete slab, so a key question will be, can your home support the added mass of another level? While we’ll be able to offer our expert opinion on the matter, often this is a question that only a structural engineer can give a definitive answer on – we can easily put you in contact with one.
If you don’t want to add another storey, or if you have the land available, then you can add an extension to the side of your house. For many people, an extension built out from the home is the better option. It doesn’t require any strengthening of the foundations, and is often a relatively straightforward building project. An extension can be built on most terrains but if the land has a steep slope, then building the home extension will be more difficult, and consequently, more expensive.
And of course, for many houses built up high on poles, building underneath can be a great option also.
For more information you can find articles on adding a house extension over on our blog here
We’re here to help. Whether you’re still busy dreaming up your perfect home, have plans being drawn up or all ready to go. Drop us a line below and one of our team will be in touch.
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