How to add value to your home with an extension in Chelmsford & Essex.

Any kind of home improvement can breathe new life into your property and add plenty of extra market value when the time comes to sell.

Extensions are one of the most popular methods of adding needed extra space, and can be used for extending small kitchens, adding a new bedroom or an additional bathroom. All of these additions are the kind of home improvements proven to appeal to buyers and add thousands of pounds to the sale price.

In this article we take a look at some of the types of extensions you can build, what the extension planning process is and how much value you could potentially add.

Home extensions in Chelmsford & Essex.

Chelmsford and Essex have a vibrant property market and being situated in the south-east, it has some of the highest average asking prices for property anywhere in the UK. If you’re interested in adding more space to your home in Essex or the local areas of Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester and Maldon, you should contact us here at Connection Construction, for a free quote.

By planning an extension project with high quality builders in Chelmsford like us, you can add the extra space and value you need to your property, without the hassle and expense of moving.

Are home extensions worth it?

It’s always worth working out how much value an extension could add to your property versus the potential construction costs. Most often you’ll find that you will get a stylish new space to enjoy for years to come, and make a good profit when you decide to sell your home.

A National Association of Estate Agents survey in 2015 revealed the types of home modifications that add the most value. Half of survey respondents said that adding an extra bedroom added the most value, while a third stated that a new improved kitchen space was the most valuable. It stands to reason then, that adding a new kitchen, bedroom or even both via an extension is a good move.

What types of extensions are there?

Extensions can naturally vary a great deal in size, depending on the ambitions you have and how much you want to spend. Single story extensions can help add a downstairs room, while a full height extension can in some cases double the size of your home.

An extension carried out by a reputable firm, and finished well will add good-sized extra rooms in a way that blends seamlessly with your existing home. Some extensions can even completely redevelop you home and give it a new character all together, inside and out.

What planning permission will you need?

The permitted development rules have in many cases made completing an extension much simpler. The current rules are set for any extensions completed before 30th May 2019.

In a nutshell the permitted development scheme means no planning permission is necessary if your proposed extensions is under a certain size. The full details and conditions can be seen as set out by the Planning Portal guide here.

About Connection Construction & Home Extension builders in Chelmsford & Essex.

Connection Construction is a main contractor providing both residential and commercial building services in Essex, including Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester and Maldon.

Our team of contractors and subcontractors have years of experience in completing successful extensions and new builds and conversions in the Essex area and we always show exceptional attention to detail in our construction work. We take great pride in every contract, where even the smallest of jobs is delivered with the same level of detail and care as major, high profile, developments.

If you are looking for reliable builders in Essex, contact us about your home extension project, new build development, conversion project or home improvement plans.