6 things to consider before extending your home

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Thinking of a home renovation? Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of the top six things that you should consider before extending your home.

What are your main objectives?

If you are planning on extending your home, you should first consider what your goals are. Are you contemplating an additional bathroom or bedroom? Or are you looking to maximise your living space entirely? No matter what your main objective is, we are here to help you achieve it. We take the time to get to know the wants and needs of our customers, so that we can provide them with the best possible result.


The timeframe for an extension can vary, depending on the scale of the project. It is important to consider how much time you are willing to spend extending your home, to ensure it is in line with the main objectives of your extension. We understand the need for your extension to be carried out in a timely manner. At Rollo we work efficiently, without compromising on detail. Whether you’re living onsite or offsite, our team is dedicated to making the process as easy as possible for our customers. 


When planning a home extension it’s important to consider how much money you have to spend. 

Once you have determined your budget you can then begin to plan and prioritise, to ensure you get the most out of your money. When you attend an appointment with Rollo you get the opportunity to send our designers your wish-list for the project and they can focus on the rest, taking your budget into consideration.

At Rollo transparency is integral. We ensure there are no hidden costs for you to worry about, keeping our quotes and invoices as simple as possible for you to understand. Communication is key, especially when budget is concerned. We keep our customers in the loop throughout the project, and they trust us to take care of the rest. 

Planning permission

Providing that your extension meets certain requirements, there may not be a need to obtain planning permission. Luckily for you, the team at Rollo can guide you in the right direction with an on-site survey, to find out if you need planning permission or not. ‘Permitted development rights’ allow for the building of single storey extensions, without planning permission – as long as the maximum height does not exceed 4 meters, and does not extend any further than three meters from the walls of your home. Whether you need planning permission or not, there are still a number of requirements that your extension must meet, to ensure the building is safe. Our team of experts take great care in not only the design of your home, but its structural integrity. Our customers can sleep easy knowing their home is safe in our hands.


Usually an extension will increase the overall value of your home, making home renovation a worthy investment. 

If you are planning to extend your home with the intention of reselling, the approach and the choices you make will differ from someone who isn’t planning on selling anytime soon. For those looking to resell, the main objective will be to ensure that each upgrade and addition adds value to the home. If there are any structural or cosmetic issues within your home, fixing them is the best course of action to increase property value. 

Design should be kept simple, yet inviting, using neutral colours throughout – think of it as a blank canvas, making it easy for each potential buyer to picture themselves living there.

If you aren’t planning on selling anytime soon we can help to ensure your extension reflects you, without compromising on increasing the value of your home. 

Bringing together the Old and the New

Your extension shouldn’t feel like an attachment to your house, it should connect with the original property, so that together they are two parts of the same home. From interior to exterior, we will ensure that your extension not only sits well with the rest of your property, but enhances it. We can also ensure that your extension will improve the functionality of your home. We pride ourselves in being detail oriented. We take care of every last little detail, to guarantee that your extension will be a reflection of your existing home and you.

Get in touch with our expert team at Rollo Developments today. Email info@rollodevelopments.com or call 0131 210 0074 to book your appointment or for any questions or queries. 

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