5 Things You Should Never do When Extending Your Home

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Building an extension is the perfect way to increase your living space, add value and remodel your existing layout. More and more people are choosing to extend rather than move at present, largely due to the current situation in the housing market which has seen house prices soar as buyers clamour to snap up what few properties come up for sale. 

If you're re considering or about to embark upon an extension project, it is vital that you go in fully prepared and knowing what to expect — especially if you want the project to come in on budget and on time. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.