Need a bigger house in Redbridge but can't afford to move? Build an extension.
Usually when a child is added to the household, or your existing children need more space, couples often decide to move in order to get a bigger place, with more living space. For many families, however, buying a bigger and more expensive house may not be an option. If you simply don't have room in your present property, you are left with something of a dilemma. However, this problem may well be solved by adding to the size of your existing home with an extension.
The advantages to this strategy are obvious. Firstly, you have none of the costs and headaches associated with buying and selling a house. Nor do you have the ancillary cost that is connected to moving, such as removal costs or sign-up costs for new services. Secondly, you do not have to physically move away from your area. This is important if your business, friends, children's schools and friends are nearby. Often it is cheaper to add to an existing property than to upgrade to a larger and more expensive house, which may, in any event, need redecorating, re-furnishing and carpeting. If you only require a single-storey extension, the cost is likely to be lower, although a double-storey extension is likely to be necessary if you need an additional bedroom. Conservatory extensions in Redbridge can add an attractive look to your property, both from the interior and the exterior and can normally be achieved without the need to involve yourself in expensive planning applications.
There are, nevertheless, certain disadvantages to electing to go down the extension route to achieve more living space. If you are planning a more substantial extension, it is almost inevitable that you will come up against the need to obtain planning permission. This can be costly and time-consuming. Your neighbours will also have the option to object to the application meaning that one or other of your is bound to be unhappy with the decision that the local authority planning officer finally arrives at. Secondly, if you have a limited amount of land, this will in turn, place a limit on the size of your extension. It may also result in their being a cramped feel to the resulting property, defeating the object of trying to achieve more space. Thirdly, if you need to live in the property whilst the extension is being built, it can be quite a strain, the longer the build goes on.
Despite these downsides, building an extension may well be the only viable option. There are plenty of local builders in Redbridge who can take on this type of work. You can contact us on 020 8088 2935.
We recommend that as well as contacting us, that you get as many quotes as possible. We can give you details of the many happy customers we have worked with. That way you are likely to end up with an extension that meets your needs at a price that you can afford.
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Aldborough Hatch, Aldersbrook, Barking, Barkingside, Chadwell Heath, Fairlop, Gants Hill, Goodmayes, Hainault, Ilford, Newbury Park, Redbridge, Seven Kings, Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Wanstead, Woodford
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