If carried out correctly, a property extension can bring a heap of benefits to the property owner and the occupants of the building. Over the years we have designed and assisted in extension project in residential dwellings throughout East Sussex and the South East of England. Having worked with properties of all sizes and ages, our chief architect has a wealth of experience in providing a bespoke and practical design solution.
There are many reasons why you may plan a home extension- but the purpose is almost always the requirement for extra space. Ranges from accommodating a new addition to the family, adding an extra guest room or for recreational purposes. While relocating to a different property is an obvious solution, it's not always the most practical or financially viable.
As professional architects , we offer house extension consultancy services and provide you with drawings designs suitable for your needs. From the initial consultation we will work closely with you to understand your needs and expectations.
Things to consider when you are extending your home
Budget:This is one of the most influential factors to the project. The size of your budget will determine the scale of the extension and the materials you can choose from. Although it poses as one of the main constraints on the project, nothing determines that you cannot achieve good design with a smaller budget.
Time: Homeowners often underestimate how long it takes to carry out a home extension, including the design and planning process. When you are planning the schedule, it's important to consider the family calendar- for example, if you are due to host gatherings and events.
Living Space:While it's possible to live on site when you are having extensive building work carried out, it's certainly recommended that you consider short-term temporary accommodation. This is particularly the case if you have young children as a building site contains many risks and hazards.
Planning:If you are planning to use the extension as a utility space such as a kitchen, it's important to consider the practical requirements such as placement of pipes and electrical outlets. Ideally, the layout of the kitchen units should be decided before any physical work commences.