Planning Permission for Your House Extension

Building an extension on your home is a great way to provide your family with the space you need, and add value to your home. Provided you do everything right you can get an amazing return on your investment.

Why build an extension

One of the main reasons for building an extension is to add value to your home. How much value depends on several factors. This includes where you live, the value of housing in your area and the type of extension you have built. For example, according to recently released data from Countrywide PLC adding a 30-metre extension to a house in Winchester that is worth £249,000 would generate an ROI of (more…)

Why Extend Your Home?

There are many reasons to consider extending your home. For a growing family, it is an easy way to get valuable extra space without all the stress and hassle of moving. It is also a way to add value to a property. Potentially, you can also earn money by renting out the spare space or using it for business.

Here we are going to look at the benefits of extending your home as well as the potential pitfalls of doing so. Read the entire article and you will have the information you need to determine whether a home extension is the best option for you.

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Add value to your property

As mentioned, extending a house can be an easy way to add value to your home. Unsurprisingly, this is one of the top reasons people give when asked why they want to build an extension.

Provided you do it right, adding an extension to your home can increase its value by (more…)

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