Extending or renovating your property

How a chartered surveyor can help when extending or renovating a property.

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New Extension

Considering a new extension, as you’re spending more time at home than ever before you might be thinking about how to extend your house to get the most out of it. Reconfiguring your current downstairs layout with a single-storey addition could give you the chance increase your floor plan in your kitchen, reception room, to create a bigger family space. Adding a two-storey extension could create an extra room for that home office you’ll use every day, as well as a master suite to retreat to. Whatever your intention, a house extension needs careful planning before you get started. From initially setting your budget to instruct a contractor, legal requirements employing a professional to manage the project. There are a number of things to navigate before you add a house extension.

Things to consider are do extensions add value, Planning and Building Control requirements, Size of the extension, Design, Tree Preservation Orders and most importantly setting a budget.


Renovating a house might be an exciting (and potentially profitable) thing to do, but it can also be pretty daunting. The benefits of renovating range from discovering original features hidden away and the opportunity to put your own stamp on something to getting a house that is bigger or in a better areas than you would otherwise be able to afford. The success of renovating a house ultimately comes down to good preparation and being aware of what lies ahead. Going into a house renovation with the expectation that there will be some surprises in store is a wise idea. Renovating a house can also involve a number of hidden costs. Knowing where these are likely to crop up and having a step-by-step plan of action for when they do should mean the project remains on schedule and budget.

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I chose Stuart Scotland. Stuart was very efficient: he called me on the day I visited the website and conducted the survey the next day. He sent me the report the day after. His report gave me a good idea of the condition and value of the property as well as things I had to watch out for. I will use his services again.

Alice, South Kensington

ALEXANDER SCOTLAND responded to my request for a Surveyor within an hour. The quick service and the fact that he was the lowest price on the list was enough for me to select him. He did the survey the following Monday and sent me his report a few days later.

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