5 different Types of House Extensions

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One of the most exciting projects to be involved in is building an extension for your home but for many of us, the first stumbling block is to get an understanding of all the different types of house extensions. Only then will your home be able to reach its full potential. Read on to see how exactly your home can gain a little extra space.

Single Storey extension 

As the name suggests, this house extension takes up only one storey and is usually built at the rear or the side of the house. People who opt for a single-storey extension usually have a garden or space at the rear of the house of where they can extend their property. This is an excellent option if you are looking to create an open-plan kitchen or dining area. Typically for single-storey extensions, people like to add bi-fold doors since this is a practical way of attracting the outdoor sunlight into the house as well as adding a stylistic touch to the property.

Double/Multi-Storey Extensions

If you have the budget and the outdoor space available, then a double extension will the perfect answer to making your home more spacious. Gaining a lot more space for your home is not the only benefit of double extensions since:

  1. they can significantly add value to your property.
  2. they open up the potential for building more rooms on other floors.

The only downside to double-storey extensions is that there are often problems surrounding planning approvals, perhaps requiring you to go through a tedious and gruelling application process.

Garage Conversions

Apart from finding a new cosy home for your car, a significant benefit of getting a garage conversion is its ability to increase the amount of living space in your home without the necessity of too much construction work. In comparison with other types of house extensions, garage conversions take much less time to build, with all being completed in a matter of weeks. However, just like any other house extensions, they offer their own set of potential problems that need to be taken into account before beginning the build. Click here to find out more.

Loft Conversions

Are you lucky enough to have a lot of space in your roof? If so, then a loft conversion may be the right answer to gaining additional space. The first advantage that loft conversions pose over other types of house extensions is that they are certainly more cost-effective since they don’t require anywhere near as much structural work compared with other builds.

Glass Box Extensions

Stylishly modern but strikingly practical, glass box extensions are able to kill two birds with one stone by being an effective way of creating more space for your home as well as flooding the vicinity with natural sunlight. Stylish extensions like this require to specialise architectural and building services and often a bigger budget. Glass box extensions have the ability to help residents feel more at one with the outdoors without being exposed to the British weather that often encourages us to stay inside. However, as a result of the added engineering of structural glass, glass boxes often come at a heavy price, with starting costs typically starting at £3,000/m².