Here we detail the 5 most popular types of home extensions for references for anyone searching for information on the various types of home extension (in no particular order).

1) Conservatories – These are by far the most popular of all home extensions, this is thought to be due to the fact that they are relatively inexpensive when compared to other forms of home improvement, they are beautiful, and versatile additions to any property, they also increase a homes value by a considerable margin, AND are efficient to build, making them very popular amongst the general British public.

2) Porches – May be surprising to some that porches make it onto this list due to the fact that they are not commonly thought of as a “home extension” as such, however porches are technically an extension to a home and they also lower home insurance premiums, meaning that you can not actually save money as a result of having a porch built onto the front of your home.

3) Two Storey Extensions – These are also extremely popular, more than you might think, as the name implies it features the build of not one but two stories of new rooms onto a property and can increase a homes’ value by over 30% making it a smart investment for many individuals looking to invest in the development of their home. Highly versatile form of home improvement that can be made into virtually any kind of room the developer requires.

4) Loft Conversions – The process of loft conversion is becoming highly popular at an increasing rate throughout Britain, this involves the process of changing the existing attic so the room is made into a usable space, some people choose to have a bedroom with en suite put into their loft, others use it for a study or home office space, the possibilities are literally endless, loft conversion typically takes around 4-6 weeks to complete and can add around 20% to the value of a property, smart investment for people with the budget for it, appropriate budget would be around £30,000-£40,000.

5) Single-Storey Extensions – These are also a highly important means of home improvement and home extension, they, like other house extensions can be made into almost anything and add a large chunk of value to a home.

Above are the most popular and commonly built types of extension, however there are other extension types that are also gaining in popularity:

a) Orangeries – these are single storey extensions usually featuring a property with a glass transparent or translucent roof, more and more people are choosing these because they are a convenient compromise between a more standard single storey extension and a conservatory implementing many of the desirable qualities of both these extensions into one.

b) Garage conversions – the process of converting a garage to another usable room in a property (sometimes also features a room above built onto the top of the garage), this is similar to a simple two storey extension and many people are choosing to have this included on their house.

For any informational needs or if you’re looking for a building company to handle any kind of home extension, you can visit a website that can help you whether you’re looking for advice or even a free, no obligation quote for an extension of any type, anywhere in Britain.