Save thousands on a home extension

October 8th, 2012

With the Government’s relaxed home extension regulations, thousands of property owners are set to take advantage. If you’re planning a home extension this winter, then make sure to follow these tips.

What are the new house extension legislations?


The Government want to kick-start the construction industry, and to do so they’ve introduced a one-year emergency period for larger extensions to be built. Extensions can now be constructed up to 25 feet, which is double the current permitted size.

And these extensions can be built without the need to acquire planning permission, giving homeowners the opportunity to quickly process their plans.

Of course, this change in legislation won’t affect properties in Conservation Areas or listed buildings. In such circumstances you’ll still require local planning permissions.

Hire a reputable tradesman you can trust

The key to saving money on any home improvement is comparing quotes. Never approach one company and accept the first offer that comes in. This advice can be used for any product, from boilers to home extensions.

By comparing companies and quotes, you stand to save thousands of pounds on your dream home extension, without compromising on quality.

In fact, it’s the local, smaller companies that are more likely to offer you a cheaper price as it’s word of mouth that often drives their business.

However, sometimes it’d be advised to use a tradesperson you trust and can guarantee high quality. Doing this is bound to save you even more in the future as things are less likely to go pear shaped.

To take advantage of the relaxed home extension rulings, simply complete our quick form and receive up to four FREE house extension quotes from local, vetted and reputable professionals.