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3 Thoughts You Need To Have Ahead Of Getting An Extension Fitted


Things to think about when extending your home

If you were to quiz a group of homeowners and ask them what their property currently lacks the most, many of them would reply with one word, “space”. 

As we hoard items in our homes and our families grow in size, space seems to shrink away, leaving us squeezed for room. 

But that can all change with the installation of an extension from West Yorkshire Windows – it will put an end to any space-related woes.

We have styles to suit all property types. 

However, prior to letting us fit out one for your home, there are certain things that you must think about:

Is planning permission necessary?

Not if the extension complies with the limits and conditions to be categorised as a Permitted Development.

We can talk to your local authority to find out if Permitted Development Rights apply, or whether a planning application needs to be put together and submitted to them. 

Some extensions can also require Building Regulations Approval. For advice on this, a conversation needs to be had with your local building control officer.

An extension with planning permission

What can you afford to pay?

The cost of buying an extension really varies and you need to work out how much money you have to spend on one. 

Give your finances a thorough inspection so that a budget can be set, and one that you should insist doesn’t get broken. 

When we are informed of your budget, it will enable us to create designs that fit with this budget, showing you what’s possible with the money available.

An extension with French doors

Will it add decent value?

The resale price of your home is almost certain to rise after the installation of an extension. By how much depends on a series of things. 

For instance, how large or small the extension will be, how detailed the design is, the build-quality of the structure etc. 

It’s advantageous if you appoint West Yorkshire Windows as we have fitted loads of extensions, so we can give you a good estimate of the value it will add.

A black and white conservatory

Visit our Extensions page to see a gallery of installations completed by West Yorkshire Windows. If you see something you like, we can provide something similar for your home.


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