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12 Best House Extension Ideas To Add More Space To Your Home

1. What is the cheapest way to build a house extension?

Installing a single-storey extension is a cheap and affordable way to build a house extension.

2. What size extension can I build without planning?

Without planning, try to build a single-storey extension which is not higher than 4m. The extension should ideally not extend beyond the wall which faces a road if it is located on the front or on the side of the property. Rear extensions are the most popular forms of extensions that can be built without planning.

3. What are the different types of house extensions?

The different types of house extensions are rear, side return, wrap-around, double storey, single storey, and dormer extensions.

4. How much does it cost to extend a house in the UK?

Typically the cost of a home extension in the UK ranges between £15,000 – £20,000 for a 15 sq mtr extension; £30,000 – £40,000 for a 25 sq mtr extension; and £50,000 – £60,000 for a 50 sq mtr extension.

5. Can my neighbour stop my extension?

To answer this simply, neighbours cannot stop you from extending your house. However, they may request additional details which might cost you more time, money, and effort in extending your home. As per the Party Wall Act, your property remains protected.

6. Do you need an architect for a house extension?

Typically, if you’re looking to apply for permissions for your home extension, you will need to hire an architect as you will need to submit drawings and sketches for the intended extension. It’s best to check with the local authorities.

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