We are in the process of buying a 1920’s bungalow with the view to building a second storey on top of it & renovating the downstairs. The plan is to end up with a 4 double bedroom house.
As we are not allowed to dig the holes to check out the foundations until it is ours we don’t know yet if this is feasible or if it would be better to knock the whole thing down and re-build. We have been advised that planning permission shouldn’t be a problem as it is the only bungalow in a road of 2 storey houses, and it backs onto a railway line so no overlooking issues.
I have been doing lots of reading about timber frame and wonder if it possible to build the extension in timber frame on top of the existing solid walls?
Has anyone else done a similar project? How did you go about it?
Any idea on costs? Are we still looking at approx £1000 per square metre for this sort of project? We are on a fairly tight budget but are loking at fairly standard design, and are looking at cost saving wherever possible, we also want it to be as eco-friendly/energy saving as possible given our budget restraints.
Any other top tips? We have never done anything like this before and are total novices, and articles/info on this particular sort of project are really tough to come by!
Any help/advice would be much appreciated.