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3 Things To Consider When Investing In An Extension


Things to think about when extending your hom

They say that moving home is one of life’s most stressful events, and they’re not wrong! It’s also very financially demanding, another reason why so many choose to extend rather than relocate. 

Are you looking to add a new dimension to your house with an extension? If you are, you’ve arrived at the right website as James Oliver is an esteemed extension specialist.

Whatever form of extension you want, we can project manage everything for you, whereas if you go elsewhere for an extension, you may have to do a lot of the hard work yourself.

Be clear about what it is you want, and answer the important questions before getting started, such as these:

Will it need planning permission?

Unless the single-storey extension has Permitted Development Rights, you will likely need to obtain planning permission. To have Permitted Development Rights, an extension must satisfy a number of limits and conditions. 

For an official line on planning permission, reach out to your local authority for advice, or leave it to James Oliver to do that. 

It also needs to be checked if the extension needs building regulations approval, which can be clarified with the local building control officer.

An extension with planning permission

What’s your budget?

Before you approach James Oliver, work out how much you can afford to pay for an extension?

Have a thorough look at your finances to decide on a budget and tell the installer that your budget cannot be broken. 

After we have been told your budget, our designers will work away at some concepts and present them all to you. We are well used to working with big and smaller budgets.

An extension with French doors

How much value is it going to add?

The extra space that comes with an extension shouldn’t be the only thing that it adds to the house – you also want it to increase its resale value. 

Many factors will decide exactly how much it increases your home’s valuation, including the size of the extension, whereabouts it is that you live, and the quality of the design and installation. 

We’re very experienced when it comes to extensions, so we can give you a decent indication of what it’s going to add.

A black and white conservatory

On our extensions page you will find a gallery of some of the extensions we have been responsible for. They’ll show you what we are capable of supplying.


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