Move House or Extend Your Existing Property in Hertfordshire?
The next rung of the housing ladder for many, is becoming a step to far, especially in St Albans, Harpenden and in and around Hertforshire. It is becoming increasingly hard to upgrade to a larger property: In the current economic climate the housing market is slow, the lack of decent properties, the high cost of moving house – from stamp duty to solicitors’ fees – are making us question whether it is worth it. It is no surprise that a growing number of homeowners are deciding that enough is enough: we move house primarily to gain space; why not stay put, save on moving costs and spend the money on improving what we have?
Spend the money on a loft conversion, extension or basement. Aside from saving on moving expenses, you get to stay in a neighbourhood you are familiar with, your children remain in the same schools , and you keep the garden or existing rooms you have already worked so hard on. A growing number of us are doing just this.
So is it worth it? If an extension is well designed, yes, every time – it will always add more to the value of the house than what it cost, but the cost must be proportional to the value of the house. But beware: a poorly designed extension may devalue a property.
Mars Building Ltd already well known for carrying out high quality Extensions, Loft Conversions, Renovations, Drives and New build projects building in St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn, Knebworth, Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas; we have recently built some new houses in Buntingford and have another two to start soon. We offer a complete design and build service from helping to realize an idea, producing Architects Drawings, gaining Planning Permission through to completing all the building and associated works.
If clients already have a design, we are very happy to work with their own architects and drawings, we have had good experience with working with many different architects in the Hertfordshire area.
We are also experienced in sustainable building, for both new build and extension projects. We understand that a lot of people are looking and using “green Building” techniques and we are more than happy to work with new and innovative ideas to suite our customers needs.
Mars Building Ltd are also able to offer full carpentry and joinery services and we manufacture in house high quality, hand painted- hard or softwood windows and doors, bespoke handmade kitchens, wardrobes and bookcases, designed to suite our clients individual needs.
Based in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, Mars Building Ltd is a very well established, family run business, with over 30 years building experience.
The majority of our building work has come through recommendation, which has enabled us to build a very good customer base, generating new and repeat business
We have very good relationships working closely with the Local Authority Planning and Building Control departments.
We are very proud to have achieved membership of The National House Building Council over 12 years. www.nhbc.co.uk
We are also members of the Federation of Master Builders. www.fmb.org.uk