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Why an Extension is the Ideal Solution for Your Home

Considering an extension for your property is a popular option to add value or create more space for your family. It's a cost-effective alternative to moving. In this blog, we'll explore how a house extension can be a financially savvy choice in the long run and a great alternative to relocating.





Should I move house or extend?


If you have a strong attachment to your property but feel disheartened at the thought of selling it due to its size constraints, opting for an extension could be a practical and sentimental solution. Selling a cherished home full of memories can be a painful experience, and extending it can help you avoid such distress.


Similarly, if you have a deep connection to your local community and envision your long-term future there, extending your current property is a more cost-effective alternative. With numerous customisation options available, you can tailor the extension to create a personalised space that truly reflects your unique identity and needs.


What Should I Consider?


Before going ahead with an extension, you should consider the following:


  1. Your Budget: You should have a rough budget for your extension.


2. Timeframe: You should have a timeframe for your project. For example, do you have a baby on the way, and do you need the extension before your bundle of joy's arrival?


3. How much space do you need? When planning to extend your property, it's important to carefully consider how much space you'll need. Is the extension intended to accommodate twins, or is it for retired elderly parents who need looking after?


4. Utilities and services: Determine how the extension will impact existing utilities, such as water, electricity, and heating, and plan for any necessary adjustments.


5. Design and layout: Consider how the extension will fit with the current layout of the property and how it will be used. Work with an architect or designer to create plans that meet your needs and complement the existing structure.


6. Planning permission: Check with local authorities to see if you need planning permission for the extension. Certain types of extensions may be permitted development and not require planning permission.


Can Fifields Construction Extend My Property?


Definitely! Fifields Construction is well-equipped to assist you in expanding your property and bringing your dream home to life. We're eager to assist with any enquiries you may have. It's worth noting that we exclusively undertake projects that involve an architect.


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