Two Storey Extensions
What is a two-storey house extension?
If you want to add a second floor of living space, consider getting an extension on your existing property. A two storey extension is the best option if it isn't already in place, and will give you another upstairs bedroom or two for additional family members or guests. It also provides more liveable room downstairs for entertaining with friends and/or kids as well as creating any other types of rooms that could be useful to have or extend such as bathrooms, kitchens, dinning areas or lounges.
If you're planning to build a two-storey extension, then the options are endless. You can design your new space with as many bedrooms and bathrooms as you need, or find creative ways to make use of the additional square footage. This article will explore these choices in detail so that you can make an informed decision about what kind of two-storey addition is best for your home in Nottingham.
Double storey rear extension - the best option for planning
To start with most UK homeowners will usually go for rear extensions to their houses. This is a common option because there are plenty of back gardens with unused available space for immediate use and it’s one of the most obvious choices when you want to increase your home size as well. One advantage with this kind of addition is that not only does it give you more living space without drastically changing what your house looks like from street view but will be the easiest route for “permitted development” or planning permission, as you will not be changing the front elevation, so the house will not look much different, which will keep your local council happy. Also because many houses have wider width than depth ratio so extending them means square-shaped rooms instead which can be neat and orderly. Also, most UK housing is wider than opposed to deep so you will end up with a square shaped home with nice square rooms once the two storey extension has been constructed.
Will a 2-storey extension add value to my house?
Building a two-storey extension is an excellent way to increase the living space of your home, without the need to move home all together, which can incur large expenses, at least with a 2 storey extension you will be investing in your future and will eventually get a return for your money, and add some significant value to your existing home.
What type of 2-storey extension?
There are three main types of two-storey extensions you can build - back, side and front. Each has their own benefits and drawbacks that we'll explore in detail below. The most popular type is the side extension, which offers more privacy than the other options and also comes with a lower cost of construction
The rear 2-storey extension option will give you additional living space on top of what you already have in your current house. This can be ideal for families who need to accommodate an ever-growing group of children or elderly parents.
Front extensions are ideal for those who want to increase the size of their property without having it be too noticeable. There is a minimal disruption with this type compared to back and side options, as well as both aesthetic and practical benefits over these types too!
Two-storey side extensions
If you don’t happen to live in a terraced house, but live in a semi-detached or detached then adding a double storey extension to the side of your property is great solution and option for increasing your home space without the upheaval of moving.This will make your home wider and enable you to enlarge kitchen or living area and add more bedrooms if needed. Alternatively, with enough space on one side of the land, building another dwelling may be considered by constructing a two-storey addition at right angles onto that section instead.
The layout of your garden and any other buildings close by is important, as they can affect the type of extension you add. If you're interested in a two-storey extension, contact us to arrange your consultation! We can offer advice on what's best for you and help identify the perfect option for your home.
Planning permission and "Permitted development"
Typically, homeowners have to get planning permission for building 2-storey extension in the form of a building permit. However, there are some types of extensions that can be completed without getting approval first from the Nottingham council or local authority. These type of projects will fall under "permitted development." They may require planning permission permits, depending on how big they are and what kind of extension it is, but typically these do not need any other approvals as well which makes them quick and easy! That being said owners must always make sure this is true before proceeding with construction because you never know when someone might complain about your work- even if everything looks good now! Luckily councils offer Certificates of Lawfulness (chargeable) that provide confirmation whether an extension qualifies as “permitted development”
Why choose a two-storey extension?
Why are the two-storey house extension versions so popular in the UK? Well, it's for a few good reasons. First of all, they work out much cheaper than building an entirely new home and you'll have more space because the amount spent on foundations will be roughly equivalent to adding one or two storeys - plus with less need for stairs there is no risk of injury from falls which can happen in homes with steep staircases. Secondly, if you're planning on having kids then that means additional bedrooms – but also extra living spaces like downstairs studies too or even another bathroom or kitchen extension
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