There’s more to self-build than finding a great plot and building a new home from the ground up. You can also modify your existing home or add a modern addition to a converted property.
This is becoming an increasingly popular choice with homeowners seeking more space or simply wanting to liven up an old property. In this article we will review the extension types available. If you want to add more square footage to your home, you have a lot of good options.
Building an extension onto your house can be an exciting project, but there’s hard work involved too. Once you’ve had the plans drawn up and received planning permission, you need to find a builder. Once you’ve engaged a company you feel comfortable with, the next stage of the process begins.
Here is a full range of extension types:
Porches are small and simple structures built onto the house exterior. They can be plastered or left in brick form, and they usually have a light. Most porches are exempt from planning permission requirements due to their size, but there are exceptions, especially if the porch has electrics in it. Porch extensions start at around £2,500.
Conservatories are typically made of UPVC, aluminum, or timber. Some require planning permission, others do not. Building costs start at around £4,000.
Orangeries are also known as sunrooms, and are basically conservatories with walls and a roof. Both an architectural company and a building company with appropriate experience should be engaged. In terms of planning permission, orangeries have rules similar to conservatories, and building control permission will be required. Typical costs are £12,000 and up.