Which extension is right for you?

Every extension has pros and cons, there are keys points to consider for each option.

Single height extension at rear

pros:

+ creating connection with your garden

+ economical

cons:

- it will eat up your garden

- con darken the rooms in middle of the house because deepening footprint (consider adding enough glazing to bring sufficient light in)

Double height extension at rear

pros:

+ allows to add extra room or bathroom on top of rear extension

+ economies of scale (add more rooms withpout doubling cost)

cons:

- planning might be more difficult to obtain

Basement extension

pros:

+ can add lots of space to your home without loosing external space

+ cheaper than moving to bigger home

+ underpinning can stabilise existing building

+waterproofing and insulating make the building more energy efficient

+ good solution for adding self contained area

+ quiet spaces

cons:

- cost

- complexity

- lack of view

- lack of light


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