If you’re looking to extend and have the space then you have to consider a wraparound extension. Wrapping around your existing structure, normally to the side and rear creates a massive opportunity to provide valuable extra square meterage. Here we look at the benefits of wraparound extensions, costs, and what to consider when planning your project.
What are Wraparound Extensions?
A wraparound extension is an extension that extends out from one or more sides of your home to "wrap around" the exterior. This type of extension allows you to efficiently add significant space. The extension seamlessly connects to your home through existing walls and blends with the architecture.
Wraparound extensions are ideal for adding a larger kitchen, expanding a living room, creating a home office, adding bedrooms and bathrooms, or building a sunroom. The flowing design provides versatility in how you use the new space.
Benefits of Wraparound Extensions
There are many advantages to choosing a wraparound extension for your home addition project:
Cost-effective way to gain significant additional space
Extension seamlessly blends with existing home style
Huge flexibility in how you use the new space
Guaranteed to add significant value and sale appeal to your home
Creates a smooth flow between old and new spaces
Wraparound extensions are a great way to get the additional space you need without the need to move.
Wraparound Extension Costs
The cost of your wraparound extension will depend on the size, materials used, and complexity of the project. As a general guide for Chelmsford, you can expect to pay:
£1,700 to £2,500 per m2 for a single-storey extension
£2,700 to £3,500 per m2 for a two-storey extension
Keep in mind that finishing options, like tiling, lighting, and fittings will be an additional cost. Site preparation and foundations typically account for around 30% of the total budget. It’s best to wait until your architect has provided you with ‘Building Regulation’ drawings so the builders you approach are all pricing the same job, the building regs drawings will specify, the size and types of steel, the insulation to be used, the windows to be installed and every other major element of the build which will have a major impact on the price. With the best will in the world it’s impossible to accurately price work from planning drawings.
Always get quotes from multiple builders to gauge what would be a fair price and who you feel you would want working on your home for an extended period. Ask for references from past customers as well and remember if it sounds too good to be true it normally is. The lowest price will often come with surprise extras always get a fixed price where possible.
Obtaining Planning Permission
If you're ready to move forward with a wraparound extension you’ll want to engage an architect to create initial planning drawings, if you have builders in mind they will have recommendations for architects who provide a good service.
You can check with Chelmsford Council or the Planning Portal but any sensible architect will walk you through the planning process. Your architect should work with you to produce a design best suited to your needs and priorities whether it’s budget, aesthetics, environmental impact etc.
Enhance Your Lifestyle with a Wraparound Extension
Adding a wraparound extension gives you new possibilities to enhance your lifestyle. Turn it into a spacious master suite, an inviting entertaining area, or even a cozy home cinema or a dedicated office space.
If you’re considering a home expansion project then a wraparound extension offers an efficient way to completely transform your home. We at M.Marriott Construction would be delighted to help you turn your plans into reality. Contact us today to learn more about wraparound extensions and how they can work for your Chelmsford home get a free survey or just some recommendations for architects to help you get started. We look forward to hearing from you.
If you would like a quote for your extension project please get in touch Mmarriottconstruction@outlook.com we look forward to hearing from you.
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