What is a Double Storey Extension? Surrey Property Developers
With the housing market currently as uncertain as the exact outcome of Brexit, NBC Construction are seeing an increase in the amount of homeowners looking to improve their current home instead of selling up, often by constructing double storey extensions in Surrey. But just how does a double storey extension in Surrey differ to single storey ones? What else needs to be considered instead?
There is an ever-growing assumption that a double storey extension costs double the amount of a single storey extension, but that is not the case; in fact, double storey extensions are more cost efficient as the proportional cost increase is approximately a less than a third of the overall sum of single storey extension. After all, your extension will need roofing and solid foundations no matter how many storeys.
With the current uncertain market, renovating your home is a safe investment and much more cost-effective approach to moving. Amongst our clients within Surrey and North Hampshire, it’s becoming more apparent that is its cheaper to extend rather than move due to statutory fees such as stamp duty.
Like single storey extensions, double storey extensions can either be used to add additional rooms or enlarge existing ones, and have the ability to solve multiple layout problems at once depending on how they’re designed. It’s possible for them to be be built at the rear, side, or even the front of a property, subject to local authority planning constraints.
There are numerous of planning constraints and restrictions that apply and all vary depending on your property location, surrounding area, and local authority, which is why you should always seek professional advice in order to get planning permission. There are many issues that need to be addressed when constructing double storey extensions, such as sight lines, rights to light, privacy, property character, listings, heritage, etc.
As always, every case is unique so you should seek professional advice before beginning to work on an extension or other construction project on your property.