How To Add Value To Your Home
Extending your house will be a good idea if you want to add more space, but it will also depend on several other factors. Factors such as how big your house is, what you need the extension for and whether there are any planning restrictions in your area.
If you have a big house and are considering a house extension in Nottingham, you will need to think about its impact on the house. For example, if you are thinking of adding a house extension by building over your garden then this could affect the value of your house as it might not be easy for potential buyers to access that part of your house or garden once they have bought it.
Whether an extension is a good idea depends firstly on what size and shape you want; secondly how much space there already is in your house; thirdly whether there’s room outside for another structure (such as a garage); fourthly where exactly would you put it? If all these factors fall within the parameters set out above, yes – extending your house could be a good idea.
An extension will add value to your house if it’s done well and fits in with the overall look of the house, has plenty of windows for light etc.; otherwise an extension is likely to have little impact on the price you can sell your house for. If this is not something that concerns you then go ahead!
It depends what kind of contractor or specialist help you need but having at least one professional involved should keep things running smoothly so yes – architects are needed for extensions just as they are required when building new houses.
Architects don’t only design buildings; their role with an extension is different from drawing up plans for a whole house because there isn’t as much design work involved. An architect or building designer should be able to help you with the practical aspects of house extension such as:
If your house is over 100 years old, it will definitely need a Building Control Survey which means that there’s no way around getting an Architect involved at this stage! If you live in a Conservation Area then all development works must first be approved by the local council so yes – Extensions require planning permission too. This could mean submitting drawings and plans to planners so they can assess them against strict regulations like those protecting ‘listed buildings’ (or anything older than 1924) but even if your house isn’t ‘listed’, there are still plenty of house extension rules to follow.
If your house is an estate house or a semi-detached house you can extend further than if it's terraced but be aware that any extensions must not block light access, overshadow neighbours' gardens and windows etc… Extensions next door should only go up to the party wall which means no more than half its height unless both homeowners agree otherwise! If your house does get planning permission then prepare for landscaping because digging foundations may affect nearby trees. The other option is extending upwards with either one storey above roof level (single storey rear/side extension) or two storeys in total (front facing single story).
Can I use my loft as a bedroom?
Yes of course! If you have enough space in your loft then converting it into another room can add real value to your house if you ever want or need to sell up... Will Neighbours extension devalue my house? It might do but only time will tell just how much influence this actually has over the price of other houses in the area. If you're house is in a good location then it's likely that an extension won't have too much of a negative impact on your house prices.
Will a Neighbour's extension devalue my house?
When a neighbour embarks on an extension project, the value of my house will be affected. No, house extensions don’t devalue your house unless they are ugly and out of keeping with the area. Extensions can boost house prices if done to a high standard as well as adding value to an existing property.
Do you have to notify Neighbours permission for extension?
It depends on several different about the kind of work you are doing. For house extension plans, you'll usually need to do some form of structural work which means that it is possible that your neighbours will have a right to be notified about what's going on under their feet!
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