12 Extension Mistakes All Homeowners Should Avoid

Modernist extension exterior
(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

Extending your home is a big deal. You're taking on a project to improve how you live in your home so you want to avoid as many mishaps as possible to keep costs and the building works on track. 

We've pulled together some common extension pitfalls to avoid to help give your project the best chance of success.

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.