Property Extensions in Hoddesdon and Hertford

With careful planning and design from the team at McCarthy Build Ltd, even the most modest of property extensions will add welcome floor space and value to your Hoddesdon of Hertford home. Increases in the property market and the spiralling costs associated with moving home could persuade you into making more out of the property you already own – all at appealing and affordable prices which deliver the living space you so desperately need.

 

Spend some time thinking about the things you would most like to change about your home. Try not to be too specific at first, and simply decide on whether you’d like to use a single-storey addition as a new kitchen, or one of our double-storey property extensions as a utility room for the downstairs part of the build and maybe an extra bedroom upstairs.

 

Please contact us if you would like to discuss some potential design ideas.

 

The sooner you decide on how you plan to use the new room space at your Hertfordshire home, the sooner we can survey your property. Don’t worry too much about the layout or where you would like it to adjoin an extension to the home. We see deeper into the potential of your property but use your ideas on using the added room as our inspiration.

 

Homeowners in Hoddesdon, Hertford and the surrounding areas should take the following items into consideration when planning ahead for property extensions:

 

Budget

  • Make a decision on the budget you would prefer to allocate
  • Consider a second budget with room for manoeuvrability if issues arise

 

These issues might include:

  • Needing a bedroom ahead of any other addition
  • Wanting to extend a main bedroom with an en-suite
  • Losing existing room space because of the initial extension design
  • Leaving other parts of the home underutilised
  • Leaving space available for future development

 

We also recommend that you put some time into considering your daily routines and other activities. A young family in Hoddesdon with small children will have different needs to a family with grown-up children in Hertford who might be considering annexe space for a grandparent. Homeowners who like to welcome extended family and friends will have a separate set of requirements from our property extensions than everybody else.

 

Because of this, further considerations should include:

  • Leaving sufficient indoor and outdoor space for entertaining
  • Allocating space for a boiler, a wet room and other facilities
  • Optimising light inside the property to create the impression of space
  • Keeping within parameters for homes in conservation areas
  • Respecting the needs of neighbouring properties with a party wall

Optimising the Available Space

We advise prospective customers from the Hertfordshire area to look carefully at the existing space inside their homes, and to consider areas that might already be underused. Loft and garage conversions, which optimise parts of the home primarily used for storage, nearly always work out to be a more cost-effective alternative to property extensions and they don’t eat into outdoor space – an important consideration for gardening enthusiasts.

 

Evaluate every possible option and discuss the various options for your Hoddesdon or Hertford home with an architect as well as with a building company such as ourselves.

 

Keep in mind that the design of property extensions must integrate in such a way as to make any addition look as if it were always part of the home. This isn’t always as easy as it seems, especially when it comes to matching new materials with old. Consider the use of reclaimed materials to achieve a finer balance, or deliberately opt for contrasting styles by adding contemporary additions and extensions to an older, period property.

 

Things you might want avoid when considering property extensions include:

  • Sacrificing space in gardens which already have limited space
  • Positioning an extension where it deprives plants of sunlight
  • Fragmenting the design to isolate different pockets of garden space
  • Failing to allow for light flow, and leaving added rooms feeling dark and cramped
  • Poor positioning where light interferes with TV or computer use
  • Causing discomfort in the summer through poor positioning and passive solar gain
  • Choosing a style with possible potential, but which disjoins from the main property

To discuss property extensions in Hoddesdon, Hertford and the wider local area, call McCarthy Build Ltd on 07956 875904.

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With careful planning and design from the team at McCarthy Build Ltd, even the most modest of property extensions will add welcome floor space and value to your Hoddesdon of Hertford home. Increases in the property market and the spiralling costs associated with moving home could persuade you into making more out of the property you already own – all at appealing and affordable prices which deliver the living space you so desperately need.

 

Spend some time thinking about the things you would most like to change about your home. Try not to be too specific at first, and simply decide on whether you’d like to use a single-storey addition as a new kitchen, or one of our double-storey property extensions as a utility room for the downstairs part of the build and maybe an extra bedroom upstairs.

 

Please contact us if you would like to discuss some potential design ideas.

 

The sooner you decide on how you plan to use the new room space at your Hertfordshire home, the sooner we can survey your property. Don’t worry too much about the layout or where you would like it to adjoin an extension to the home. We see deeper into the potential of your property but use your ideas on using the added room as our inspiration.

 

Homeowners in Hoddesdon, Hertford and the surrounding areas should take the following items into consideration when planning ahead for property extensions:

 

Budget

  • Make a decision on the budget you would prefer to allocate
  • Consider a second budget with room for manoeuvrability if issues arise

 

These issues might include:

  • Needing a bedroom ahead of any other addition
  • Wanting to extend a main bedroom with an en-suite
  • Losing existing room space because of the initial extension design
  • Leaving other parts of the home underutilised
  • Leaving space available for future development

 

We also recommend that you put some time into considering your daily routines and other activities. A young family in Hoddesdon with small children will have different needs to a family with grown-up children in Hertford who might be considering annexe space for a grandparent. Homeowners who like to welcome extended family and friends will have a separate set of requirements from our property extensions than everybody else.

 

Because of this, further considerations should include:

  • Leaving sufficient indoor and outdoor space for entertaining
  • Allocating space for a boiler, a wet room and other facilities
  • Optimising light inside the property to create the impression of space
  • Keeping within parameters for homes in conservation areas
  • Respecting the needs of neighbouring properties with a party wall

We advise prospective customers from the Hertfordshire area to look carefully at the existing space inside their homes, and to consider areas that might already be underused. Loft and garage conversions, which optimise parts of the home primarily used for storage, nearly always work out to be a more cost-effective alternative to property extensions and they don’t eat into outdoor space – an important consideration for gardening enthusiasts.

House Builders Hoddesdon

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House Builders Hoddesdon

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