Not sure if it is for you? Anyone can self-build!

From the young couples extending their home to accommodate a growing family, to the retirees adapting their family home once their children have flown the nest, if you have established your budget and time management between your lifestyle and the project, it is achievable. Before taking the plunge and commencing your project take into account what will be achieved from the extension? Bigger kitchen? Larger living area? Additional bedroom? If you are unsure on how to proceed once the decision has been made, please contact us and we can assist with preparing drawings and also offering some advice.

When expanding your home – self-building with Timber Frame lends itself to all

You may be looking to convert your bungalow into a 2 storey building, which we have experience with and have carried out a number of successful projects, including the project shown in the pictures on the right, or you may just be looking to extend the ground floor to your home – Depending on your local area, current value of your property and style of your new extension, it could increase the value of your property, but it would always be wise to speak with a local estate agent prior to commencing works.

The pictures on the right show an example of one of the Timber Frame extensions we have completed this year.  The top picture shows the original bungalow before the second storey extension.  Not only has there been another storey added to the property but also a beautiful rear extension which really opens out the property to completely transform it to a modern and contemporary new home.

Worried about how you will manage the costs? You are wholly in control!

It is always best to establish your budget early on so that you know what you have to work with and can reference to once you contract the different trades. We would provide you with advice and timescales of when we expect to be starting manufacture, the length of time that is required for manufacturing and a date of when we can be on site and how long for. Using Timber Frame will assist with your scheduling because of the accuracy of timescales.

Original Bungalow Before ExtensionFront View of Additional Storey ExtensionRear View of Additional Storey Extension

If you would further information about these projects or would like to find out how you can benefit from a self build timber frame extension then please contact Vision Development by calling 0118 971 2181, by emailing us, or by using our Contact Form. Part two of this article will follow shortly.

Self Build Timber Frame ExtensionOvercoming Cold Bridging