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Interested in maximising your home’s space?

Many homeowners come to a point where they need a bit of extra space but moving home isruled out for a variety of reasons. This is when undertaking a loft conversion or home extension can be one of the best and most cost-effective ways to create additional living space in your home without having to sell up.

While both a loft conversion and an extension will boost the value of your house and add much-needed living space, a loft conversion is typically simpler, more affordable, and more realistic for the majority of homeowners. A home extension on the other hand will require planning permission and tends to be more expensive and invasive but comes with thepotential for more space.

Ultimately, the decision to invest in a home renovation is an individual one, and taking into account the costs and hassle involved, as well as potential benefits is key to getting started.


Home Extensions

If you feel like you are outgrowing your existing home but don’t want to move, extending your property can not only increase its long-term value but also significantly improve your quality of life.

There are several extension possibilities and designs that will provide you with added space you’ve always needed:

Single Storey Extensions
Double Storey Extensions
Kitchen Extension
Side Return Extension
Wrap Around Extension
Over-structure Extension

A home extension has the advantage of being planned and built to meet your individual needs, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to design the space to function precisely as needed.Home extensions, however, tend to be more complicated and stressful to manage, not to mention the disruption and compromised living situations required during the build.

Here are some questions that may help you to weigh up your decision to extend your home:

1. How much extra space do you really need? This will help you to understand whether an extension is enough to meet your needs.
2. What is your budget? Is the budget strict
3. Do you have room to add an extension?
4. Could you see yourself living in your home for more years to come? If yes, then an extension is a great idea, but if the answer is a no, perhaps a simple loft conversion will be a better option.


Loft Conversions

A loft conversion can offer a great cost-effective solution compared to building an extension as most loft conversions do not need planning permission as they can be done under permitted development rights. The size of the space, the type of roof structure, the type of conversion, and the level of interior finish you desire are the main elements that will determine your loft conversion costs.

Either way, a loft conversion can make a terrific investment when it comes to selling your home later on and is ideal for adding a guest room, new home office or extra storage. There are many different types of loft conversion — but which is right for your home will largely depend on the style of property you live in and your budget.

L-Shaped Dormer Loft Conversion
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
L Shape Mansard Loft Conversion
Modular Loft Conversion
Velux Loft Conversion


Every project is unique, as is every home so it’s vital to obtain a loft conversion or home extension cost estimate at the planning stages – working in partnership with a skilled building estimator such as Build Estimating can include an itemised and accurate estimate of the materials and labour needed for your conversion project, right down to the fixings.

A completed extension or loft conversion estimate gives you a thorough breakdown that you can use as a benchmark for comparing quotations, as well as a project timeline to assist you in getting the appropriate materials on-site at the right time.

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A build cost estimate gives a realistic idea of how much you can expect to spend to achieve the extra space you need in your home. Professional construction estimating services will help you avoid the difficulty and anxiety that comes when building costs haven’t been accounted for and budgets begin to spiral out of control.

Build Estimating are professional construction cost estimators to help you to keep your budget in check, with accurate cost estimating services that allows you to understand every small detail surrounding your build and the costs involved. Once you have a complete understanding of the building costs you can prepare to build with the assurance that your spending will stay within your budget and there won’t be any unpleasant surprises.