If you are looking to increase living space, but you are not looking to move house, why not consider an extension for your property? There are countless options when it comes to ways of extending your home, but an extension can expand the living space that you have to transform a formerly small space into open plan living that all the family can benefit from. Extending your home can not only benefit you now but, in the future when the time is right to sell your property, this increased space will be reflected in the value of your property when you list it on the market. Find out why you should consider an extension.

Adds value to your property

Regardless of whether you are considering moving in the near future or you are planning for the long term, a home extension is the most effective way to add value to your property. When the time comes to list your home for sale, a larger living space is likely to interest potential buyers, as this may be more suited larger families. An extension is an effective way to ensure a more significant return on your investment. You should remember that the quality of the extension is important if you want to add significant value. A high-quality, long-lasting extension will stand the test of time and will make your home more appealing to any interested parties.

Built to your preferences

One of the reasons that many opt for an extension is because it can be designed completely according to your needs. Depending on whether you want to add an additional bedroom and bathroom or extend your kitchen to create more open plan living, the choice is yours. You have the choice of a single-storey rear extension, multi-storey extension, or wraparound extension to add the space to your home that you feel will benefit you the most. Effectively planning this with a qualified architect will make sure that you create your ideal space.

An alternative to moving house

The process of moving house can be time-consuming and expensive, so if you are trying to accommodate a large family or simply want to increase your living space, an extension is an alternative worth considering. As opposed to the process of hunting for a suitable property, waiting for an offer to be accepted and the paperwork being processed, planning an extension can be a more cost-effective option that still gives you the extra living space that you require to cater to the needs of your family.

Planning permission may not be required

One of the commonly raised concerns when considering an extension is that you may have to go through a tedious planning permission process so that construction can begin. You may not realise that this is not always the case! Many extensions fall under permitted development, which are the rights you have as a homeowner to make changes to your property without having to ask permission from your local authority. For example, under permitted development you can add an extension of up to six metres, or eight metres if your home is detached. You should take a look at the Planning Portal for all the rules and regulations relating to extensions.


If you decide an extension is the right option for your home, our team at Prime Construction are the right choice for the job. We have constructed extensions of all types to the specifications of our clients, helping to transform their living space. To speak to us about extending your home, give us a call today on 01795 431378 or email info@primeconstructionltd.co.uk with the details of your project.

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If you would like to find out more about the network of architects that some of our clients have used, speak to our team today. Call us now on 01795 431378 or email info@primeconstructionltd.co.uk to discuss your project with us.

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