Home extensions are a great way of creating more space and adding value to your home. The Wellington house extension experts at Refresh Renovations will be able to find the best solution for you and your home.
What home extension services does Refresh provide?
Refresh can take care of every aspect of your renovation design and build, including:
- Council consent
- Painting and decorating
What is the best way to extend your home?
With the many different property and house types across Wellington, there is no blanket approach to extending a house. The best way to increase the square meterage of your house will depend on what’s possible with regards to the size of your current house, its structural and engineered capabilities, council rules and regulations as well as budget considerations.
At Refresh, you’re in good hands. We’ve completed well over a thousand renovations across the country and are working with well-respected tradesmen and a reliable network of local suppliers. Our experienced team will be able to marry up all of the different requirements and develop a design plan created specifically for you and your house. There may be different possibilities of extending your home, whether that means converting previously unused attic space, building a second storey, excavating space underneath your house or pushing the walls out at ground level.
Kitchen extensions and bathroom extensions are hugely popular. With kitchens in particular, where families tend to spend a lot of time, it’s worth considering expanding that space and creating an open-plan kitchen/dining/living space with great indoor-outdoor flow where that’s possible.
Do I require a building consent for my house extension?
Most likely the answer will be yes. In most cases, where the footprint of the house will be altered, or where structural and engineering work is required, a building consent from Wellington City Council will be required. Other consents such as recourse consent may also be needed, and your project must adhere to strict rules and be completed in compliance with the building code.
How much does a house extension cost?
Extension costs in Wellington depend on many different factors including the size and scope of your project. As a rule of thumb, same-level extensions tend to be more cost-effective than second storey additions or basement excavations. Click here to find out more details about ideas and costs for a same-level home extension. We’ve also compiled useful price guides for dormer extensions, second storey additions, loft conversions and basement conversions.
Home extensions require careful planning, so we follow a proven process – from initial briefing, concept and feasibility, working drawings and costing through to the construction stage and your finished home. We make renovating easy by having one dedicated point of contact for the entire duration of the project, and by utilising a successful project management system. We focus on great communication and customer service, and we’ll keep you informed at every step of the project.
Interested to find out more? We offer a free one-hour, no obligation consultation – get in touch today.
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