Property extensions 'can be pursued on a low budget'
23rd Mar 2012
Families can enhance their property, as well as improve its asking price, by investing in a home extension.
This is the opinion of Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council, who was particularly keen to advise people to look into adding a conservatory to the back of their house.
"They are not tremendously expensive, but they will provide another room," he explained, before noting that such structures can also become one of the main features in a property if planned and built correctly.
Mr Leech went on to point out that while an extension may look costly when first pursued, families could find the investment worthwhile when it comes to selling their home.
"If it is a reasonably inexpensive extension, say about £15,000, you will recover that after a few years," the expert stated.
However, Tom Gresford, architect at Architect-yourhome.com, believes that it is critical for homeowners to set a budget and stick to it when building an extension.
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