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Should I Convert or Extend My House?

Whether you are converting or extending your property, you should carefully consider how this change will affect the layout of your house, its associated cost and how long the project will take. In the latest Boss Construction blog post, we weigh up the pros and cons of conversions and extensions, helping you to make a well-informed decision.

Typically, conversions are cheaper than extensions, however, the end result of this change actually adding value to your home will depend on multiple factors, including the layout, size and shape of your home.


Two of the biggest considerations to be made when assessing the potential for a loft conversion is the amount of headroom that can be made available and where the staircase will be positioned. On the other hand, the two key considerations for an extension is the available room and the position of the building.

The choice between extending an existing space and converting can often come down to the visual appeal. Some may decide that a loft conversion looks unbalanced, whereas, if done without proper consideration, an extension may look out of place. Seeking advice from trusted builders will enable you to envisage the change you choose to make to your home, clearly, ensuring you are fully confident in your decision.

Other key considerations are:

How the space will be used and how it will fit with the rest of your home.
How to maximise the level of natural light in the space.
The cost of the conversion or extension v.s how much value it will add to your home.
How the space will work in the long term. I.e if you plan to extend your family.

The friendly team at Boss Construction have a wealth of experience in converting and extending properties of all shapes and sizes. If you would like advice from a reputable building company with over 20 years of experience, we welcome you to contact us today. Please call 0121 353 8181 or fill out our online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch shortly.