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House Extensions - Your Questions Answered

Some people outgrow their homes, some become tired of the layout of the home or perhaps you just would like to update the kitchen or bathroom. No matter the reason - if you love the location of your current home, perhaps your children are happy at school and family and friends live nearby, extending your existing home will enable you to create your dream home without the hassle of moving to a new property.

How do I set a budget?

The main factor to bear in mind is to not spend more on your project that what it will return when it is time to sell. Try comparing the cost of your home with homes similar in your area to establish your selling price. Then add the cost of agent fees, stamp duty, removals and bank fees and this should then give you a budget to start with.

Is my home capable of supporting a second storey extension?

Almost all homes are able to take the load of a second storey extension; it is always advisable that an independent engineer inspects your property prior to construction to confirm your home is capable of supporting the new storey.

Would I need to move out of my home during the construction process?

It is generally not required to move out of your home during works, we are able to provide you with access to all facilities when required. With second storey extensions, there is minimal disruption until (if applicable) the end of the project when the staircase is installed. With ground floor extensions, temporary walls are put in place to minimise dust and disruption to your life.

How long will the construction of a home extension take?

Every home extension is different but we would provide a start and completion date on acceptance of our quotation.

Do I need planning permission?

Not all extensions require planning permission, we would refer you to our planning permission page or your local authority to establish the extent of permitted development. Some authorities will allow an extension of less than 16 square metres without planning permission.

Need more information?

To arrange a free consultation please contact us to book an appointment at a time that is suitable for you, we are happy to visit clients outside of office hours.

Expert Tip - Kitchen Design

"Think ergonomically - you don't want to be bending down to use your oven or fridge space. It's much more comfortable for appliances that are regularly used to be installed at eye level."

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Expert Tip - Budget Considerations

"If you're considering the creation of a side or rear extension, one way to maximise space is to consider a double story addition. Doubling up on space won't cost twice as much - foundations will be laid sufficient to take an additional storey and a roof will still be required whether the extension has one or two floors."

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Why Choose Extra Room?

Our Staff

This is exactly what it means; our staff are the only people who are involved in your project. Extra Room Ltd does not sub-contract your project out to other contractors.

All operatives are employed by Extra Room Ltd we are always contactable by phone and email to deal with any queries or questions that may arise. All of our operatives have an Extra Room Ltd uniform and identification badge so that they are instantly recognisable.

Site Rules

We have very strict guide lines for all projects, all staff must wear the Extra Room Ltd uniform and personal protection whilst at work i.e. boots, high visibility jackets and safety helmets where necessary.

There is a no smoking policy at work and where possible we will provide a discrete portable toilet facility so that your home stays your home with no intrusion. No radios are to be played on your project. We understand that whilst your project is being completed this should not intrude upon your neighbours who are already being submitted to the noise of building works.


Extra Room Ltd provides a full time Project Manager who will be involved from the very start of the project until completion, he will provide all certificates and completion certificates which will then be held in a project file and presented to you at the end. They will also ensure that all site rules are followed and report directly to the Director of the company.

Unrivalled Guarantee

All structural works come with a 10 year no quibble guarantee, of which upon completion of your project you will receive a certificate of guarantee. All other works i.e. plumbing and electrics will come with a standard 2 year guarantee.

No Hidden Costs

Once we have surveyed your project, a quotation with a complete breakdown of costs will be presented to you. This break down will be individually priced so that you can clearly see where your budget will be spent and if at any time you would like to remove an item you will instantly know what the saving will be.

In the event that you decide that you would like to add additional works, these additions will be separately quoted and an instruction sheet issued that yourself and the Project Manager will both sign so that there is no hidden costs and you are in control of your budget at all times.

Peace of Mind

Before any works commence, Extra Room Ltd will provide you with a break down sheet of all the works to be completed within your project. This includes an empty box at the end of the description, yourself and the Project Manager will go through this sheet and check that you are completely satisfied with the completed works and then tick the box together. At this point you will only have ever paid for works that are fully completed and you will not be asked to pay any monies upfront or before the works are complete.

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