House extensions represent a huge commitment for any property owner in North and West Yorkshire. In our position as a time-served building contractor, we fully appreciate the hours of thought and consideration that go into such a decision. However, for those who accept they need to create more living space, a choice soon presents itself: double- or single-storey extensions? Naturally, as with any property development of this scale, multiple factors shape each individual decision. No two projects are the same, so ATK Building Solutions Ltd provides a complete start-to-finish service to ensure you find the perfect solution to suit your specific requirements.
Located in Wetherby and Otley, we carry out house extensions in the surrounding regions, including key service areas such as Harrogate and North Leeds. Whether a single-storey or a two-floored structure, we have the ability to work with any specification, no matter the complexity. Be it a side-return, wrap-around, rear-facing or any other extension, we can help you realise your property dream.
Below, we have provided a brief introductory guide to both double and single-storey extensions. This provides a starting point which one of our building contractors can develop with you during an initial consultation in the comfort of your own home. Please call us on 01937 326 022 to arrange your own home visit.
These house extensions simply extend the existing ground floor further out into the land surrounding the property. With one wall adjoining the original structure, we place the new space at the side or rear of the home, or even a combination of both. Common uses for single-storey extensions include larger kitchens, dining areas, bigger or second living rooms, home offices or an additional bedroom.
Unsurprisingly, single-storey house extensions in Wetherby, Otley and the neighbouring areas have a smaller construction cost when compared with double-storey alternatives. With less materials and labour combined with a shorter construction time, single-storey additions make the ideal solution for those with a smaller budget. Like any reputable building contractor, we can factor in the possibility of further extension in the future by laying foundations capable of supporting two floors.
Due to their smaller size, single-storey extensions generally represent a more straightforward process. They are more likely to qualify for Permitted Development and less likely to require a new boiler, cause access problems and annoy neighbours.
As larger structures, these house extensions require a more substantial investment as well as a longer timescale for completion. They work on the same principle as single-storey extensions in that they create new living space adjoining the current home, albeit upstairs and down. Naturally, with two new floors, property owners have a much wider scope for improvement. Invariably, the upper room usually takes the form of a new bedroom, although bathrooms also remain popular. For those looking to increase resale value, a double bedroom with en suite facilities makes the best combination.
As touched on above, extensions on this scale place additional demands on boilers. In some cases, existing boilers may not be able to cope with this and could need replacing. Due to their larger size, two-storey house extensions have less chance of falling under Permitted Development requirements when compared with single-storey structures, meaning an increased likelihood of needing planning approval. As your building contractor of choice, we clarify your own personal situation following an initial site visit and consultation.
ATK Building Solutions provides a full range of building services for domestic and commercial property owners in Wetherby, Otley and the surrounding areas.
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