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House Extensions in Lincoln

Choosing Between Extensions, Loft Conversions and a Garden Building

Once you’ve decided to improve your home, you then need to choose the right method and approach. This can depend on several factors, such as the amount of money set aside and the style of property you own. As a Lincoln-based team of building contractors, Palin Developments can help you make the perfect choice. We manage loft conversions, house extensions, garden buildings and garage conversions to completion while delivering a cost-effective plan to meet your needs.

House Extensions or Garage Conversions?

A house extension will usually fall under permitted development, much like a garage conversion. You still need to be careful, however, as the new build will need to meet specific criteria to do so. For example, an extension for semi-detached homes can be up to 6 metres long before needing planning consent. Garage conversions often turn a disused environment into a more liveable area, abiding by building regulations and fire safety rules.

They can boost your Lincoln property’s value if you have off-street parking. If not, then your converted space might fail to impress potential buyers. This is because people often need a safe place to store their car for reduced insurance premiums.

House extensions prove ideal when you simply don’t have enough space. They allow you to keep the garage as it is, so your car remains safe from outdoor hazards.

Loft Conversions or Garden Buildings?

A loft conversion can take the form of a dormer, mansard, a hip-to-gable project or rooflight installation. No matter the conversion you choose, our building contractors can make the environment warm, bright and fully functional. Loft conversions also allow you to stargaze on a dark night or work in peace, removed from the main areas of your Lincoln home.

Unless used as sleeping accommodation, garden rooms are exempt from the building regulations that govern house extensions, loft and garage conversions. A garden building is unique because it takes from the rear of the garden for the space you need.

Work from home without the stress of having the family around. Create a private bar of your very own or build a second lounge for summer days. Have it your way with increased privacy at an affordable cost.

Elements to consider:

By choosing a reliable building contractor like Palin Developments in Lincoln, all of these services come bespoke to you. Much of the decision comes down to your preferences as well as budgetary constraints. If you own a big garden and wish to keep disruption levels down, then we may recommend a cost-effective garden building. That said, only an extension or conversion will improve the home itself.

Palin Developments can discuss all of these elements and assess the feasibility of your project at the first meeting. Please reach out to us with your questions to receive a friendly response from a time-served tradesperson.

If you need help choosing between house extensions, loft conversions and a garden building for your home in the Lincoln area, please call 07885 288 452.