Why opt for an extension?
If you love your bungalow, you are likely to be on a larger than average plot and may have the space to extend so an extension can give you the additional space you need without the expense and hassle of moving. In an article published in The Telegraph in April 2015 the average costs of moving were quoted at almost £12,000.00! That’s in addition to extra you are likely to be paying for moving to the house that gives you the space you desire.
How can Creating Better Homes help?
We undertake, all types of extensions including those to extend a bungalow. A bungalow extension can take a number of forms as dependant on your location and available loft space, it may be possible to add a dormer and create an upstairs for your bungalow. Creating Better Homes has undertaken a number of bungalow extensions, in the last two cases we have been adding to master bedroom space and adding en-suites, one of these was in Redditch and the other in Bromsgrove.
However, this can as easily be an extension to enlarge and house a new kitchen, extend a lounge or dining area or provide a home office. Also being a bungalow if you extend with a flat roof it is an ideal time to think about putting in a glazed lantern which would flood your new space with natural light.
Planning permission and Building Regulations
An extension or addition to your bungalow is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, subject to certain limits and conditions
Most extensions of properties do require approval under the building regulations. Having an extension completed by Creating Better Homes that meets building regulations ensures elements such as the foundations, flooring, ventilation, fire safety with appropriate doors and windows, insulation, electrics, roof, external and internal walls and drainage have been considered and met.
Once you are ready to extend please call us and arrange a home visit. Jason will come and meet with you and discuss what you hope to achieve, look at your plans if you have them, then use this process to understand how you like to use your bungalow. Where appropriate he will use his 20 plus years of experience and knowledge to make suggestions in order to help optimise your space whilst still achieving what you need from your home.
Why choose Creating Better Homes team of professional builders?
As Which? Trusted Traders you can be assured the project will be completed to both our and your exacting standards – just see our customer testimonials for independent assurance. We work closely with the local building inspector where required to ensure any works are signed off upon completion. We always use Gas Safe registered engineers where required and ‘Part P / NIC EIC’ registered electricians for all of our domestic work.
If you want further assurance, please look at pictures of our projects both on Facebook and on the site.