Advice articles about "Home Extensions"
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If you're considering extending your home then this is the place for you... here you'll find a selection of blogs explaining anything and everything to do with house extensions. Resi provides ample information on the three pillars of renovating your home: planning, construction, and finishing touches. If you're looking into completing a house extension but are not sure where to start, our blogs encompass the crucial beginning stages of any renovation process... ensuring that both you and your architect are on the exact same page. An important factor of this relationship will be the ability to stick to design a plan that sticks to a budget in order to keep those dreaded costs down, both when planning your perfect extension and carrying the project out. Whether you're intending to live in your home or sell it on, a great way to decide upon the nature of your project would be to check out our blogs on added value, and by how much various renovations would increase the property resale price. Is a side return or a conservatory better for improving house value? Find out here. Not only does Resi advise on planning, but vital information on the construction process and interior design is also included in our house extension blog section. A home extension is by no means an easy project to undertake, but we're here to help you every step of the way.
What’s the difference between a first and second fix?
If you’re planning any kind of house extension or loft conversion, you’ve probably heard someone using the terms "first fix" and "second fix", but ...Read More
What's the best order to build? Top down or ground up?
## Question: We’ve recently purchased a semi-detached terrace house. We know that we’d like to add both a loft conversion and a ground floor exten...Read More
Converting your garage into a home gym
Are you a gym bunny, or someone looking for a serious kick in the fitness bum? If so, you might be considering installing your very own home gym. ...Read More
Everything you need to know about basement conversions
So you’re considering a basement conversion, but not 100% sure whether your home is suitable, or if the end results are going to be right for your ...Read More
Can I add an extension to a listed building?
Living in a listed building is a great privilege, but it can be limiting if you decide you’d like to add more space through a house extension or lo...Read More
5 key questions to ask your architect
Figuring out how to choose an architect for your home building can be tough. However, getting the *right* architect is even tougher, which is why i...Read More
A guide to flat-pack extensions
With the price of stamp duty hammering homeowners, not enough homes on the market, and unstable house prices, more and more people are choosing imp...Read More
How long does a house extension take?
Full disclosure: there’s no guaranteed timeline for any residential extension project. Depending on the size and scope of your extension, the lengt...Read More
Do you need an architect for an extension?
Is it illegal to build an extension without an architect involved? No. However, just because architects aren’t a legal requirement, it doesn’t me...Read More
5 more questions to ask your architect
Not too long ago, we shared with you the [top five questions you should be asking your architect](https://resi.co.uk/advice/home-extensions/ask-you...Read More
The benefits (and pitfalls) of extending your home with a neighbour
Neighbours can get a bad reputation in the home extension game. You hear classic horror stories about the nightmare family next door, of vicious pa...Read More
How to build an energy efficient extension
Once the domain of hippies and guys named Dreadlock Dan, becoming energy efficient is now mainstream - especially for homeowners. Not only does it ...Read More
A guide to extending your maisonette
Just because you live in a maisonette, doesn’t mean you don’t have options. In fact, extending this house type has never been more popular. With ...Read More
5 pitfalls to avoid when extending your home
Extending your home is a big project. Second to actually buying your home, it’s going to be one of the biggest financial commitments you’re likely ...Read More
How much money can DIY save you on your extension?
If you’re looking to save money on extended your home, look no further - DIY is the answer! By taking on a few of the basic handy jobs, you could ...Read More
7 tips to keep house extension costs down
There are two simple tips that will always save you money during a building project: don’t cut corners and pay attention. Here are 7 things you ca...Read More
5 things you need to know about home extension and timings
We’ve worked with a lot of homeowners - over 2000, in fact - and if there’s one thing that shocks people the most about remodelling it’s the time i...Read More
How much does a side return extension cost?
If you have alleyway space to the side of your property and are looking to create some extra room, a side return extension might just be what you’r...Read More
The ultimate guide to garage conversions
Is your garage going to waste? Perhaps over the years, it’s become less a place to park your car, more a place to park all that junk you don’t wa...Read More
A guide to wraparound extensions
When it comes to extending the rear of your property, you have two classic options: rear and side. But what if you could combine the two? This is...Read More
How much does it cost to build a granny flat
Homes are changing and one big change is the rise of multi-generational homes. Either through adult children living at home, or older relatives nee...Read More
What are the rules on house extensions?
We won’t lie to you, there are quite a few rules when it comes to building an extension, but this doesn’t have to put you off. Like any game, once...Read More
Extension mega guide: how to extend your home
When it comes to making space at home, you can’t beat an extension. The space they create is regularly used for additional bedrooms, ensuite bathro...Read More
Do conservatories add value to your house?
The conservatory - it’s a British classic. Despite being a rain drenched, cloudy isle, our eternal optimism for sunshine has made conservatories on...Read More
Barn conversions guide: planning permission and costs
Is there any project more quiescently British than a barn conversion? With their high ceilings, rustic beams, and general *country-ness*, who would...Read More
Garden Rooms: the essential guide to creating your own
A garden room is a great way to get more usable space at home. Whether you need a home office, a place for the kids to hang out or a base for your ...Read More
How much does a bathroom add to the value of a house?
__Typically, bathrooms have the potential to add between 4-5% onto your home’s value.__ But this can go up or down, depending on how you execute yo...Read More
Home extensions: 15 things everyone needs to know
Before you embark on creating your dream extension, there are a few things every homeowner should sit down and consider. After all, even modest ext...Read More
10 things you need to know about glass roofs
If there’s one thing that can truly give your home the WOW factor, it’s a glass roof. Not only are they visually stunning, but they can also transf...Read More
Single storey extension ideas under £30,000
When it comes to extending your home, you don’t have to break the bank to get amazing results. While some single-storey extensions can cost upwards...Read More
How to get freeholder consent for an extension
If you own the freehold of your building, you have the right to carry out any building work that you like on your property (as long as it adheres t...Read More
What kind of survey do I need?
Surveys don’t get talked about nearly enough. As one of the first steps on your renovation journey, they provide the foundation for all the work th...Read More
How much does an extension cost?
Those looking to improve where they live have many options, but none have proven to be as popular as extending. With the increased desire for spaci...Read More
Two-storey extensions: costs and planning
If you’re someone who doesn’t like to do things by half measures, you might be considering a two-storey extension. While they seem dramatic, there...Read More
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