Getting a House Extension

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As a trying year draws to a close, you may be outgrowing your current living space and considering extending your home. We’ve put together our complete guide to everything you need to know about getting a house extension on your home to make things easier.

Can I Have a House Extension of my Home?

In most cases, the good news is that you should be able to get a home extension to give yourself some extra living space. Depending on the size of your house extension and where your house is situated, you may not need to apply for planning permission. This is because a number of house extensions fall under what is known as ‘permitted developments’. There are one or two exceptions to this rule, for example if the size of your extension would reach closer than 7m to the rear site boundary of your home or if your house is in a conservation area. We’ve pulled together some of the main restrictions when it comes to planning permission for house extensions here.


Why Should I Have a House Extension?

There are a number of reasons you may be considering building a house extension on your home. It may be that you simply need a bit of extra space in your home. You may need an extra bedroom for an expanding family or be considering building a home office onto your home for those work-from-home days. Whatever your reason, building a home extension can be an extremely worthwhile investment. It will give you and your family more space to spread out and is great for that bit of extra space during family gatherings. Home extensions can also add value to your home as you are creating more floor space and potentially additional bedrooms or living rooms in your home.


What Types of House Extension Are There?

When it comes to extending your home, there are a wealth of options to choose from. The first thing you will need to decide is whether you would like a single storey extension or a two-storey extension. This will depend on what you will be using your new house extension for. In terms of types of home extensions, there are two main options, tiled roof extensions and flat roof extensions. Tiled roof extensions can be a great way to fit in with the existing style of your home whilst flat roof extensions can be a simple yet fantastic way to add extra space to your home. We’ve talked through the different types of home extensions here.


What Can I Use a House Extension For?

Once your dream home extension is built, there are no limits to what you can use it for. Some popular uses for house extensions include creating an extra bedroom with ensuite or dressing room for a pampering treat at home or flat roof kitchen extensions for homes that don’t have enough space to enjoy their existing kitchens. Home extensions can be used from everything from office rooms to playrooms with living rooms and home cinema rooms popular options in house extensions. Whatever your ideas are, we can help bring it to life and have you enjoying your new space in no time at all.


The House Extension Specialists

At RB Windows, we have been creating spectacular home extensions for a number of years and are confident we can bring your dream home extension to life. From garage conversions to kitchen extensions, we have a range of options to suit you with extensions made bespoke to fit in with your home’s style.


To find out more about our house extension services, contact our team now online or by calling 01543 467146.