‘Stick build extension’ is becoming extremely popular in the building industry, with timber framing taking over more than 30% of the new build market. Timber frame offers flexibility in design and can be finished in masonry cladding to match your existing home or you may choose a modern approach towards cladding. Timber frame buildings are completely air-tight, they are highly efficient, and many different types of insulation can be used to suit specific regulations and budget.
With newly relaxed laws surrounding domestic extensions, it’s easier than ever and no better time to go ahead and upgrade your property.
There are many things to consider when starting your project to extend your home, for example;
- Finding the right builder
- Finding the best value solution to meet your requirements
- What to look out for in a quotation
At Varna, we have a highly focused network of contacts providing our clients with the best customer care throughout the project. From our partnered architect who will help support and guide you in the right direction, our team of professional builders, to our recommended contact for interior design who will find that niche design- décor to suit your home.
Benefits of extending your home
- An increase of space (For a growing family/ business working from home)
- Adds value to your property
- Bespoke design to your taste
- Save on cost of moving (Legal fees/stamp duty/estate agent’s fees)
- Less stress and frustration than moving to a new house.
- Improved use of space and a better way to live in your homeand
All your questions covered here
Generally, yes. The cost of a timber frame extension is accepted as being less than a traditionally built extension primarily because there are fewer labour hours involved.
Timber framing can be erected in any weather conditions, it may be a bit of a slower process if its windy, but the carpenters will still be on site! With brick & block build it is completely weather dependant, this is definitely where a timber frame is an advantage over block built.
The great thing about timber framing is that there are many different types of exterior finishes from brick work to metal cladding. This must be chosen before the project starts as it needs to be included within the regulations and drawings. It can be changed but can save a lot of time and money choosing your exact finish before the timber frame is erected.
It’s really worthwhile speaking to local estate agents for a more accurate idea, but you can approximate on adding between 5 and 10 per cent to the value of your home with a single storey kitchen extension; double storey extensions with an extra bedroom may add up to 20 percent
It will depend on materials and finish, but the basic cost of a single storey 25m2 can start from £37,000. The two key factors to consider when considering the cost are the style and size of your property.
Yes. The team leader will be there throughout the project. He will be accessible at any time of the day and will check in with you at the end of each day to talk through progress.
We encourage our clients to see the progress throughout. Safety is vitally important on site therefore we will make you aware of any potential hazards or restrictions to access. The team leader is always available for your benefit so do not hesitate to consult him on any requirements.
Our usual terms of payment are a weekly sum calculated on a schedule of costs usually spread over an agreed 7-week period.
Yes, all quotes provided are fixed and content agreed with clients to ensure clear pricing. There are no hidden costs.
Varna are unable to offer finance on residential construction, but we can put you in contact with our partnered mortgage advisor, Mark, who can arrange to release equity or re-mortgage. Further information is available on our mortgage advise article.
Extensions usually involve the simplest of planning process and construction is generally a quick turnaround time. It provides that extra living space without the cost of moving (e.g.: Legal fees, stamp duty, estate agent’s fees). An extension incorporating a double bedroom and bathroom and kitchen extension can add around 25% to the value of a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house. Timber-framing has many benefits to see more information view our timber-frame article.
No, we will keep mess to a minimum and whilst it may get noisy from time to time during the day, we would never recommend moving out. We will adapt as far as possible to fit around your daily home life, caring for our clients is key.