Many properties provide potential for expansion – either up, out or even down. Providing building works are undertaken sensibly, such work can add value to our home while giving your family more room to live and work.

Home Extensions consumer guide

With a little imagination and some expert advice, you could add a conservatory, convert your loft space into the home office or spare room you’ve always wanted, or even excavate a cellar or basement.

The following guide has been written by RICS and offers advice to homeowners considering developments to their home.

It is also useful for those looking to improve their property before putting it on the market, or for homebuyers planning to take on a property with a view to developing it.


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