Housing Extensions: 3 Things to Keeping in Mind

As the housing market continues to skyrocket, it’s becoming harder and harder for first-time homeowners to get on the property ladder and a starter house doesn’t usually accommodate a future family for those that do manage to secure such a feat. As such, more and more property owners are beginning to consider investing in their existing property with a housing extension. Here are three things to keep in mind when going forward with such life-changing financial plans…


Many homeowners underestimate the amount of work that needs to be carried out in order to extend their existing property as there needs to be a supportive foundation, insulated body and protective roof in place. As such, it is important that you budget your project accordingly so that you don’t fall short in one particular area and be forced to make economic sacrifices that may jeopardize the rest of the project.


Undoubtedly, the foundation of an extension is the most crucial aspect. It is also the aspect that will be dealt with first and foremost as the rest of the project cannot be constructed until a foundation is in place. Remember, an extension needs to be supported to the same degree as the existing property it is adjoined with in order to ensure longevity so always work with a respectable company and invest in long-term, deep foundations like piling for the best results.


Sometimes an extension means sacrificing a section of your garden, however the external structure will take up additional space so you’ll want to bear that in mind when considering how the completed project will look and the amount of space you have to work with. In addition to this, building a new foundation involves digging into the soil at a predetermined depth so there must be additional space below in order to account for this.

Here at Rhino Piling, our team is equipped with the expertise to deliver sustainable and long-lasting foundations that are installed specifically for a housing extension. After all, many homeowners make the mistake of failing to secure a new foundation properly or do so inadequately which can put stress on the existing foundation of their home and may cause subsidence to develop. To find out more information, get in contact with the best piling Manchester has to offer to speak to a member of the Rhino Piling team about your extension project today!