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Top design tips for extensions


The best extensions get the right combination of function and aesthetics. They need to enhance the existing property and should provide as much value as possible. At Asset Lofts we can help clients to achieve this. Our full design and build service means you get first rate support from start to finish. This is one of the reasons we are one of the top builders in the Slough area.




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If you are planning an extension the following tips may help you to get the perfect design.


How many storeys?

Most extensions are single storey but it may offer more value to build two. This can maximise the value and get the most additional floorspace for the investment. Keep in mind that building the foundations is usually the most expensive part of a project; if you can get two storeys your money will go further.


Ceiling space

High ceilings are a great feature and can make rooms feel more spacious. There is more scope to add them with extensions because of the ability to excavate downwards or build up.


Privacy

An extension can impact on your privacy because you are likely to be extending the building so it is closer to neighbours. You can do the work and maintain the level of privacy in several ways though. One of them is to choose obscured glazing. Skylights or roof lanterns are also a great option.


Cantilevering

Many people want an extension but don't want to lose the land beside a property. A great option is a cantilevered extension. It will float above the ground on the second storey, leaving the ground free.


The exterior

You have several options in terms of how you design the exterior of an extension. Most people try to make it suit the existing property, including celebrating the architecture. While this is a good option, you could also think about giving the whole exterior a makeover. Here you can enhance the entire building and add a lot of value.


If you are thinking about an extension, Asset Design and Build is the perfect team to work with. We set high standards and can also bring your ideas to life. More importantly, we ensure you work with some of the best builders Slough can offer. Contact us to discuss your project or view our website for more information.


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