Extending Your Home on a Budget
Extending your home is not cheap but here is 5 simple pointers on how to keep in control of your home extension project.
- Use an Architectural Designer, not an Architect!
They will both provide similar services for a domestic extension, however the price tag will be miles apart.
- Keep it simple!
The more angles and corners you have in your extension, then the more money you will pay. A simple rectangle or square extension will be the cheapest option.
- Save on Planning Fee’s by making sure your Extension falls within Permitted Development Rights. Read more on permitted development here.
- Avoid any made to order products.
Stick to standard-size doors and windows. Velux windows in the roof will be a lot cheaper than a roof lantern. Or to really cut the costs don’t have any roof windows.
- Reuse, Recycle or Repair.
Just because you’re getting a new extension it doesn’t mean you need everything new. Floor boards can be sanded or painted, the same can be said for kitchen units and work tops. Buy Salvaged materials, try second hand shops or salvage yards, it will be a lot cheaper then buying everything new.
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Whether you are new to home extensions or are an experienced developer when you are in the early stages of planning to extend your property there are numerous things you can do to stay within your budget.