House Extensions Stevenage – A Guide…

Extending is a great and popular way to add space without having to move. Hera at GB Build Ltd we can help to explain everything you need to know from about adding an extension to your home.

Why Should You Extend Your Home?

An big advantage of extending your property, and not moving house, is stamp duty. By the time you have paid the estate agents fees for selling your house and the stamp duty on the house you’re thinking of buying, you may find you could build yourself an extension for the same price!

What do You Need to Consider Before Extending?

The trick is to extend and add value to your property at the same time, which means you have to put a lot of thought into even the smallest extension. Should it be single storey or two? What type of roof will it need? There are also practical issues to consider that are not directly concerned with the construction process. Do you have access for the unloading of building materials etc.

Other important aspects to consider before you get to the stage of getting your plans drawn are matters like:

  • Soil
  • Services like electricity and plumbing
  • Surrounding trees
  • History of flooding?
  • Neighbours

If you do apply for planning permission make sure to keep your neighbours in the loop. This will help to keep everyone happy for what can sometimes be a stressful time.

Another wise step is to get to know someone who has done a similar extension. They should be full of useful tips on how to approach your build and what to expect whilst the project is running.

Please call GB Build on 01438 354593 or 07834 160487 if you have any questions, or would just like to arrange a FREE no obligation quote.