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Buying house with a view to extending...

I have seen that a few houses have been extended on this street and wonder whether it is best to extend up in to the roof space to keep a larger garden, or extend on to the side and lose parking spaces, but gain downstairs space. Also, what would cost the least, it would be to sell on in the future. Any advice welcome.

Asked on Mar 7 2012, Home Improvement in Preston | Report content

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  • It depends on what you want. Going up in to the loft is the cheaper option and if you don't want to take up plot space, then this is for you. To extend outwards is more expensive, but you gain upstairs and downstairs space, as you have mentioned. Much will depend on the layout of your property, you need to factor in stairs if you go in to the loft space. The best thing to do is to get three builders quotes and run through the pros and cons to see what suits the property and your pocket best.

    Answered on Mar 8 2012, Report content
  • First if you are thinking about a loft conversion check to see if you have the head room in your loft space, don't forget to take off the extra room the new joist will take up and just how much head room you will have, a dormer loft my be the answer, depending where you live and how much garden space you have and don't forget the location of your drains, a simple loft conversion can be anything from £25000 to £50000, and depending on the size of your extension can be around the same price or even more

    Answered on Mar 12 2012, Report content

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