Creating Your Dream Home: Double Storey Extension Guide for 2024

2023-11-23
Double storey extension London

Transforming Your Home with Double Storey Extensions in London

In the bustling city of London, where space is a premium commodity, house extensions are a transformative solution. Whether you’re seeking to expand a cramped kitchen, add an extra bedroom, or create a versatile living area, house extensions cater to various needs. Adding a two storey extension to your home is an excellent way to make the most of the space you have, without having to relocate your family. 

Consider a single-storey extension for a cost-effective boost in living space. Then there are the possibilities of a double-storey extension, significantly elevating both functionality and property value. Exploring the types of house extensions is the first step in crafting a dream home that aligns with your lifestyle.

How Much Does a Double Story Extension Cost?

Understanding the financial investment is paramount when considering the cost of a two story extension. Costs can vary based on factors like extension type, materials, and labour. This will also encompass design fees, planning, and construction. 

It’s essential to consider all aspects, including design intricacies, material quality, and labour expertise when you are arriving at a comprehensive cost estimate. Some of the investments you will need to consider for your home extension: 

  • Design fees: Keep in mind that the design costs vary a lot, depending on the architects you appoint and the complexity of the design. You will also need to budget for structural calculation. 
  • Party wall fees: If your planned extension is close to a boundary with a neighbour you may need a party wall agreement. This will depend on your neighbours and if you will need to appoint a party wall surveyor. 
  • Fitting out fees: The price for the fit-out for your extension will include plastering, painting, flooring, kitchens or bathrooms and doors. Depending on the quality of materials and finish can mean that these vary greatly. At Bradley Building Services we pride ourselves on our comprehensive quotes and no hidden costs. We work with you to ensure that the quality of your build is exemplary and on budget. 

Will a Two Storey Extension Add Value to My Home?

Investing in a two storey extension can significantly boost the market value of your property. Consider an example where you add a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom on the upper floor and extend the kitchen and living space below. The enhanced square footage and modern amenities can make your home more appealing to potential buyers. 

According to research in the UK, an average 3-bedroom house with an extension that creates a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom can add up to 10-12% to the value of the property. In London, where property values are robust, a well-executed double storey extension can yield a return on investment exceeding the initial cost. It’s not merely an extension; it’s an investment in the future value and desirability of your home.

Planning and Regulations for a Double Storey House Extension

Navigating the intricacies of planning and regulations is vital for a seamless house extension experience. Local authorities in London, such as the borough councils, enforce strict guidelines. For a single storey extension, you might benefit from permitted development rights, but it’s crucial to ensure compliance with the specific conditions. Double storey extensions often require planning permission and engaging with professionals who understand the local regulations is non-negotiable. Factor in the time and costs associated with securing approvals to avoid delays and legal complications.

How Long Will a House Extension Take?

Understanding the timeline of a house extension is essential for effective project management. Factors that can influence the schedule include the intricacy of design, structural considerations, and unforeseen challenges during construction. Clear communication with your builder is vital and setting realistic expectations will contribute to a smoother and more predictable timeline.

Our Second Storey Extensions

Our bespoke second storey extension services at Bradley Building Services are important to us and are where each project is a unique expression of craftsmanship and client vision. Our commitment to quality extends right from the choice of materials to the precision of construction. Whether it is a single-storey rear extension with expansive glazing, seamlessly blending the indoor and outdoor spaces or a double-storey side extension, adding a new master suite and a contemporary kitchen. The possibilities are as diverse as your imagination, and our experienced team is ready to turn your dream home into a tangible reality.

Embark on the journey of creating your dream home with Bradley Building Services. Our expertise and passionate craftsmanship ensures a transformative experience. Contact us today, and let’s begin the exciting process of bringing your dream home to life. Take a look at some of our more recent projects here

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