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Thinking of extending your home? It could be the best decision you ever make

Whether your family is expanding, or a loved one is moving back in, many of us dream of a little more living space. According to the latest statistics, household numbers are on the increase, with many of us caring for ageing parents in our homes, or welcoming back older children who can’t yet afford to get onto the propery ladder. But with house prices continuing to rise, the trend is to extend our existing homes rather than go through a stressful and expensive house move.

What’s more, creating extra square footage means that as well as solving your space issues, you’re almost guaranteed to add value to your home - up to 11%, according to a survey by the National Association of Estate Agents. An extra bedroom adds most value, followed by a kitchen upgrade, additional bathroom and a conservatory. Loft conversions are also an increasingly popular choice, enabling you to utilise every bit of space under your pitched roof.

Building an extension is even more appealing as the latest legislation means you’re unlikely to need planning permission, as long as the extension is built within the boundary of your property and doesn’t exceed half the area of the exisiting house. You can check planning guidelines here.

Of course, you’ll no doubt want to ask an architect to prepare drawings for your plans and, unless you want to go it alone, you’ll need a good builder to bring your plans to life. Then it’s down to the nitty-gritty of choosing your building materials.

Here at D. W. Nye, we stock a huge range of building products at our vast six-acre site in West Sussex. We have thousands of products on display, so you can try out tools for yourself, use our brick-matching service or visit our on-site warehouse to view our huge array of both sawn and treated timber.

From windows to roofing equipment, tools to insulation and painting supplies, you’ll find everything you need to create your dream extension at our depot. Every member of staff at our family-run business is friendly and knowledgeable; and we have decades of experience between us to be able to offer the help you need as you embark on your building venture.

If you're considering a new building project, why not pop along to our depot? We’re really easy to find, on the A24 at Kingsfold, just north of Horsham on the West Sussex/Surrey border. We’d love to see you soon.

For more information on our products, call one of our team on 01306 628114 or get in touch via our contact form