If you're considering extending your living space, there are a number of different options, from cost-effective loft extensions to conservatories and orangeries. Two of the most popular kinds of extensions are single storey and two storey extensions; which of these is best for you will depend on your budget, your home, and your long-term plans.
Single storey extensions can be built anywhere as long as they are adjoining your property by at least one wall. Obviously, the cost of single storey extension construction is lower than the cost of two storey extension construction, which makes it a viable option on a budget; starting prices for single storey extensions begin at around £8-10,000. Single storey extensions can be used to add a new bedroom or bathroom, or even to extend existing living areas such as the living room or kitchen. Single storey extensions do offer a number of advantages over doubles:
1. With a single storey extension, the foundations and steelwork may be cheaper.
2. These extensions are often considered to be safer as their construction is a lot simpler
Two Storey Extensions
Two storey extensions offer homeowners a lot of flexibility and can be built on any part of the existing property. These extensions can be used in a variety of ways to extend and improve downstairs living areas and add an extra bedroom or even two, depending on the size of your extension. The typical cost of a two-storey extension starts from around £25,000. There are a number of benefits of a two-storey extension, such as:
1. While a single storey extension will be cheaper to build, a two-storey extension can add more value to the property overall. It will also cost less than twice as much as a single storey extension, meaning you get more space for your money.
2. Homes with two storey extensions do tend to look more impressive from the street than houses with single storey extensions; this might be particularly important if you plan to one day sell your house.
If you're thinking of extending your home but you don't know where to start, feel free to get in touch with us at BDS Architecture for no-strings advice and assistance about all kinds of home extensions.