Do you want to extend your house which has become too small for your family life or do you simply want to have a little more space in the living room or in your kitchen? So think about the house extension! In addition to bringing real added value to your home, it will allow you to avoid moving to a larger, but also more expensive, house. Check out some tips on how to expand your home below.

1) The different types of extensions

Whether it is in concrete block, wooden frame or metal, there are different extensions. For example, we speak of a side extension when it is stuck to the house and encroaches on your garden. This is the cheapest and fastest solution to achieve. There are also extensions by elevation, which allows you to conserve the space of your garden. However, they are quite expensive and time-consuming. Then there are also pergolas, which will allow you to be sheltered on your terrace in case of rain or sun. the pergola price also varies according to its quality and the type of material used to shelter you.

2) The advantages

Installing a home extension is an inexpensive solution compared to building a new home. In addition, the work time is less and this allows you to breathe new life into your interior. Indeed, depending on the type of extension chosen, you can have a considerable contribution of light if it is composed of glass roofs or large bay windows. In addition, you will gain in comfort since it aims to enlarge your living room or create a new one. However, there are above all a few rules to follow.

Credits: Gustave Rideau House Extension

3) Rules

Whether you choose a house extension on one level, by the roof or other, you will in all cases need a building permit if it is above 20 m2. You will also need to find out about town planning rules from the municipality. These generally agree on the footprint, the materials used, the colors, etc., in order to have a visual coherence in the village or the city where you live.

Next, identify any constraints you might face, such as sloping terrain or poor orientation. Normally, the company you contact will be able to guide you.

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