House Extensions in Edinburgh

 

Sometimes we start small, and work our way up to bigger spaces. This is where building extensions come in. We offer a wide array of adaptable extensions to your buildings. It doesn't matter what type your building is, or what shape it is. We will create an extension to your building that will not only add on to the past, but create a more easily modifiable future.

 

House extensions namely loft conversions and conservatories, are the common types of extensions known to everyone. We deal with these and we also cover alternative types of house extensions including internal alterations, single and multiple storey home extensions.

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Internal alterations

Sometimes it is possible to alter the internal layout to provide additional accommodation. This has been made easier on the upper floor of houses by the use of prefabricated trusses on new dwellings over the last 45 years. Stud walls and other lightweight forms of construction can still be load bearing and some walls may have a function in bracing the structure. If at all in doubt obtain professional advice. By relocating walls it may be possible to create additional rooms and give your house a more spacious layout.

 

Internal alterations may have implication in terms of the building regulations, in particular the means of escape from rooms should not be adversely affected. Open plan layouts may also not be acceptable without some additional measures such as those above and in some cases will not feasible.

Single storey extensions

Are probably the archetype house extension. Often in the past, it was a simple flat roofed box usually on the rear or side of the house.

Tiled roof single storey extensions to houses can make access to upper windows, gutters etc. more difficult for maintenance and they should not unduly affect the use of windows to upper floors for emergency escape purposes in a fire. It can also be difficult to achieve a reasonable pitch on the roof if trying to fit first floor windows below, particularly where plain tiles are used which need a pitch of 30 degrees or more unless some form of additional weather proofing barrier is introduced.