2nd storey extension

Adding a second storey extension to your home can be extremely valuable, both to the property price itself, but also to your living and quality of space. Second storey extensions can usually be carried out without underpinning your existing ground floor, and can add that additional bedroom, or workspace, bathroom or great extra living space. We have experience in building extensions where they are extending above an existing single storey or ground floor structure. Most families grow over time, and why move and pay stamp duty when you can extend and invest in your own property. Our customers are sometimes unsure about the types of extensions they can make when looking at their existing property, however we are here to help!
2nd storey extension

2nd storey extension – planning

Planning a 2nd storey extension can be difficult to understand if you are not in the trade. We can help advise and guide you through the process from start to finish. We can also provide a design service if needed and make recommendations for structural engineers when needed. If you have planning already you can always submit these plans to us for us to give you a quick idea of the building costs.

2nd storey extension – underpinning

Some people may think that all extensions will need underpinning. However we will liaise with building regulations to see if this is the case. It might be that the existing footings can be used to build the extension on. It would be best to assess the current footings, making it easier to decide on the best route for your plans. Even if the property does need underpinning then this might not cost as much as you may think. The project might still be viable, speak to us about if you have any concerns over underpinning on your 2nd storey extension.

2nd storey extension
2nd storey extension
2nd storey extension

2nd storey extension – scaffolding

Every 2nd storey extension will need scaffolding in place to ensure the safety of the builders and for people below, we can organise the scaffolding if easier, meaning you deal with just one project manager, making the process simple and straight forwards. If you let us know the size of the 2nd storey extension you are looking to put in place we can also advise on the scaffolding costs.

2nd storey extension – types of construction

When it comes to types of constructions, we would highly recommend brick if your existing house is brick built, or block if your current home is rendered. This will keep the costs down, however ultimately it is up to you, and we will advise based on your preferences. Either way we will work from the suggested plans, building regs, and structural drawings for the type of construction you will need for your 2nd storey extension.

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2nd storey extension – roofing

We assume your 2nd storey extension will need a roof! Therefore why not ask us about finishing this aspect of the build for you. We can complete with tiled or flat roof finishes, and by getting us to complete this part of the project also it should make everything quicker and more cost effective.

2nd storey extension – get a quote

Get a quote for your 2nd storey extension. Speak to a member of our friendly team who will happily carry out a site visit to your home and give you a no obligation quote for the work you need completed. Either give us a call or complete the enquiry form below and we will be in touch.

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