Double storey extension

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There are a variety of different two storey extension ideas for you to choose from, allowing you to make the extra space work for you and your family. You can transform the upstairs into another bedroom or even two, which will give you the space you would be looking for in a new house, but instead you can stay in the house that you have made into your home. A two storey extension also gives you the opportunity to make the upstairs and downstairs more spacious, by opening rooms up to make them bigger or even adding another bathroom to ease the bathroom traffic in the morning.

Downstairs, you can use a double storey extension to create a fantastic living space, with plenty of room for family gatherings and to make the space enjoyable to spend time in. You can even opt for an open plan kitchen with new appliances and a bespoke design for entertaining and family meals with a double storey extension. What’s more, you can also have the choice of incorporating a living area and a dining area together with bi-fold doors that can open up into your patio or garden, to make your property feel bigger and to utilise the space better.

Generally, double storey side and rear extensions are technically simple and are feasible in most detached and semi-detached houses.

There are lots of good reasons why you might want a bigger house: your family is growing, you are working from home a lot more, you need enough room for your hobbies… or you simply want some more space .If you want more room but don’t want to move, you’ll be considering a house extension. And if you want that extension to add a substantial amount of extra space, then what you might need is a double storey extension.

A double storey extension not only gives you that extra space, but will also add value to your property. Many homeowners consider a two storey extension over a single storey extension, as whichever option you choose, you only need one roof and set of footings. You get more value for your build and that extra space for bedrooms or bathrooms you require.

Two Storey Extension Ideas

Another option is to invest in a double storey garage extension, which gives you space at the side of your house above the garage and free up lots of room upstairs. This is a typical side double storey extension; a double storey garage extension doesn’t have to be on the side of the house. However, it’s a popular choice, as it enables you to use up any wasted space above your garage, so you can make the most of your property.

By investing in a two storey extension, you can make your property more competitive in the housing market. Therefore, if you decide to move house in the future, you know that you can market your property at its maximum value due to your double storey extension.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you with a double storey extension, don’t hesitate to contact our professional and helpful team. We are happy to answer any queries you may have and get you started with your two storey extension, so get a free quote from us, today.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Double Storey Extensions

The cost of the project of a double storey extension per square metre is only slightly higher compared to single storeys, and you save a lot of money by expanding multiple floors at once, rather than separate projects down the line.

General double storey extension cost in London

The cost of multi-storey extensions usually average around £1800/sqm. The cost of your project will naturally vary depending on materials, finishes and the type of design you will choose. However, to summarize, we can say that a standard 4mx5m double storey extension ( with a total of 40sqm gained over the two floors) will cost you around 53£ for the build cost alone. This is without VAT or fees for professionals and interior fitouts.

If you are considering a double storey extension to add value and space to your property, you might be able to build under permitted development. However, there are some restrictions to what you can build under permitted development. Your two storey extension can only be built at the rear of your property and it cannot be taller than the highest point of the existing roof or extend beyond the rear wall for more than 3m. In addition the new extension’s materials need to match the ones of the existing building and it needs to be at least 7m from the boundary. Any openings on the side of your extension will need to be non-opening and obscure-glazed. In any other cases, it is not

Permitted Development, therefore needs Planning Permission.

Adding footage to your home will certainly boost the value of your property on the market. Research carried out by Nationwide shows how home improvements and home extensions can add significant value to your property. Adding a double bedroom to your house and an en-suite can increase value by 23%.

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