Essex is an excellent location for house extensions if you would like more room at home without having to move and pay fees such as stamp duty. The average Essex home is now work over £350,000, and you can add considerably more value onto your home by adding a spacious open-plan kitchen or even another bedroom and en-suite. By improving your home rather than moving, you can avoid packing, solicitor fees, and stamp duty, while getting a large amount of your investment back when you do decide to sell your home.
Planning Permission & Permitted Developments in Essex
You can typically build a conservative house extension as a permitted development – there are rules on how large and how high the extension can be, as well as what materials you can use. If you would prefer to build a multi-storey extension or one that uses materials that contrast with those used in the rest of your home, it’s likely that you’ll need to apply for planning permission prior to starting work.
We have partnered with a local architectural practice to ensure that your project is a success – they have an excellent understanding of Essex planning restrictions and incentives and extensive experience designing house extensions that work with the home’s existing features.
Essex House Extension Prices
The cost of your house extension depends on a number of factors, including the features you’d like to include, the rooms you are building (for example, a kitchen is more expensive to fit than a bedroom), the number of storeys, and of course the size. As a general rule you should budget around £1,200-£1,500 per m2, excluding VAT plus 10-20% extra for professional services such as architects and structural engineers.
For a more specific quotation, please get in touch. We offer no-obligation assessments and completely transparent pricing so you know exactly how much your house extension will cost before work begins.