Often, the first reaction is to go on the internet and look for a bigger house. Certainly, that is one way to get more space but it is not, of course, an option without its trials and tribulations (indeed, a survey carried out last year by estatesdirect.com found that buying and selling a house was the most stressful modern life experience). Another option is to make your current home bigger.
There are many benefits to extending an existing house. You could have a larger kitchen or the kitchen/dining room you’ve always craved. Adding an additional bedroom will not only give you more flexibility it will also significantly increase the value of your property. Above all else, you will have more space without the stress of having to move. When you add in the fact that many house extensions are considered to be ‘permitted developments’ and therefore need no planning permission (see planningportal.gov.uk for further information) then an extension becomes an even more attractive proposition.
Here at John Conroy and Son we have eighteen years experience of building extensions across Northumberland and Durham. If you are considering extending your home please give us a ring on 0800 3118 321. It’s a free call and we’d welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements with you.
Naturally, we understand that an extension will not be for everybody. If you are set on moving to a new home, don’t forget, we build those, too.