House Extensions in York
Adding Space and Value
If you are planning on making structural changes with the purpose of adding value, you should first find out the current market price of your property, as well as its potential value once the changes have been made. Otherwise, your hard work and cash may not reap your required rewards.
Additionally, think about less radical changes that can be made - partitioning walls can be knocked down or put up, and bigger windows can make a house appear more spacious. However, in order to really boost what you have, an extension may be the best option.
Rising property prices with a premium being put on space can make extensions a wise investment. However, this is a major project and shouldn't be undertaken lightly:
Call in professionals to get the job done properly, as there are important planning restrictions and regulations which need to be followed. Although a modern extension can look good on an old house, when it comes to selling on it is important to appeal to the average buyer's taste. Therefore it is more advisable for an extension to match the architectural style of the existing house.
Be strategic: Extra bathrooms and large kitchens are usually good investments in family-sized homes, and a garage in a busy, urban area will also add value. The room that usually benefits the most from enlarging is the kitchen. Adding a kitchen/diner creates the farmhouse kitchen most people want and provides extra space. The old dining room can become an office, playroom, or an extra sitting room. Kitchen extensions also provide the opportunity to extend upwards - an additional bedroom can be built above at the same time.
Loft conversions are another good way of enlarging your house. (See our Loft Conversion Tab) Victorian or 1930s houses are ideal for these because of their high roof pitches. Prices will vary depending on how many bedrooms are added and whether an en-suite is built. A loft room will also require less planning and building requirements than a bedroom – just ask us any questions that you may have, we are here to help.
If there isn't a reason to expand, consider applying for a further advance on your mortgage and give the house a makeover. A new kitchen, bathroom and carpets will revive the property and increase its value at the same time.
Newbegin Building are able to guide you in the perfect direction that is right for you. With help form our architects we are able to come up with a perfect solution that is tailored to your exacting needs and budget.
Decide exactly what work you want to undertake before asking. Write a clear specification; it need not be technical, but it should detail the work you want to carry out.
We supply a full detailed contract that will highlight all requirements that you specified so as to assure that all work enquired about at early stages is completed.
It confirms the precise arrangements for the work to be done: the price, the payment terms, working hours, insurance and guarantees and how to resolve disputes if they arise. It deals with how to make changes to the work to be carried out. In essence, it sets out clearly what's expected of you and us. It's a document that we will not start work without. For both our benefits.
Additionally, remember that we will more than likely be spending a lot of time in your home, so therefore you need to feel comfortable with us. Good communication and a professional relationship is very important if you want the project to run smoothly. If you would like to talk to any of our customers past and present you are more than welcome, they will set your mind at ease. You are always welcome to come and visit us on site, this will allow you to see us working, meet the team, see our work, site cleanliness and get to have a chat to our current client that we are liaising with at the present time.
We will always want to do our best work for you from the very start.
Newbegin Building & Glazing
York YO31 8LA