Why consider a house extension when you can sell your home and move to a larger house? A few points to consider when thinking of adding a home extension are:
Moving house involves a lot of expenses and requires a lot of effort. When you look at moving expenses, bank charges, and other costs, a home extension could be a lot less expensive than moving.
This can vary greatly depending on your plans, how large the extension is going to be, and what the inclusions in the extension will be.
If you’re looking at adding a second storey, the cost is generally less than a single level extension. The reason being is that a second storey doesn’t require foundation work and other major expenses. If you need a second storey, it will be cheaper than making a larger ground floor extension and less land will be needed for the extension.
The cost for your extension will vary depending on the work to be done, for example, if excavation work is required, that can increase your costs.
The cost of a house extension includes all the basics such as roofing, cladding, interior cladding, insulation, fittings, windows, and doors. It won’t always include other items such as:
When compared with a bathroom or kitchen renovation a home extension can provide much needed extra space and increase the value of your home.
A typical bathroom renovation will set you back roughly:
A typical kitchen renovation costs: