Two Storey BISF House extension?
Hi, has anyone built a two storey extension and was it straight forward?
Hi there, we are currently gathering quotes for planning and drawing works for exactly this. There are about 5/6 other BISF houses close to us who have all had two-storey side exts done. and the guy over the road from us is a builder and he's popped in to have a look. He has done his own and had no issues - even removed some of the stanchions they say you shouldn't. Will keep you updated with how we progress.
First quote for drawings and handling planning permission and building regs was around the 3.5k mark but in addition we may need to get a build over permit from the water board as there's a sewage route on the plot. Also would need to add structural engineer costs to that. We've got 2/3 more architects to speak to so will see how these costs compare.
It's always great to hear other BISF homeowners extending and improving their own properties.
Adding an extra bedroom is probably one of the top improvements that you can make to add value to your property whilst adding more space for you and your family.
In one street that I have been monotoring the highest value 3 bedroom house ever sold in the street was £175k, and that was at the height of the property boom.
However, toward the end of summer 2016, the first 4 bedroom extended property went on the market. (This house had simply converted the side garage into a single storey ground floor bedroom but it also had a small ground floor rear extension too.)
The house was valued at £245k and during the first weekend over 15 viewings took place on the very first day.
The owner actually accepted £215k simply because they wanted a quick sale with no chain but they also know that they could have held out for more money than this if they weren't in a rush to sell.
In my opinion, apart from external insulation, a bedroom extension is one of the most cost effective ways to increase the value of your home.
Good luck both and please try to take some photographs of your progress and share your tips and experiences as your builds progress.
It would be great to follow your projects.
Just in the planing stage of loft conversion of my bisf house with steel trusses
Any help would be appreciated