Home alterations that can add value from our structural engineer

When you are looking for a quick way to add value to your home, you may think of having something installed. 

In 2023, there has been an increase in homes that are being sold having work-from-home offices built in, as these are seen as relevant to modern, remote workers. However, there are some base features that can be built into a home which can add value in both the short term and the long term.

When you contact our team at GL Design Services for assistance with planning such a project, our structural engineer Croydon will be able to devise a plan based on your budget, your space and your needs, all while keeping the cost as low as possible. Great!

But what are some of the most popular and effective ways you can add value to your home with minimal alterations? Our structural engineer Croydon answers that question below.

Home extension

There are several different types of home extensions that can be built in the UK, each with its own unique characteristics and benefits.

Our structural engineer Croydon can oversee the planning of traditional home extensions, such as standard conservatories. These are glass-enclosed extensions that are often attached to the back of a property, which provide additional living space and can be used as a dining room, living room, or sunroom.

We can also help to plan single-story extensions which add additional living space to the ground floor of a property and are often used to create a kitchen, dining room, or living room. We also specialise in two-story extensions that add additional living space to both the ground and first floors of a property and are often used to create extra bedrooms or a home office.

Loft rooms and conversions

A loft conversion is a construction project that involves converting an unused or underused attic or loft space into a usable living space. This can involve adding structural support, installing windows, and adding electrical and plumbing systems. Depending on the specific requirements of the project, a loft conversion can be a relatively simple and cost-effective way to add additional living space to a home. 

Based on your requirements, our team can design a straightforward plan for you, based on your needs, that can be used to build your dream loft room.

Home alterations

A bit more specified, we can also help with any home alterations you want to add to your property. 

This can involve building an addition onto the home or converting an existing space, such as a garage or basement, into a living space. Or, it may be based around updating the look and functionality of a specific room, such as a kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom.

Second home

We are also experts in designing plans for new homes or second homes if you already have one!

New home builds can be a great option for homeowners who want to build a home that is customised to their specific needs and preferences or who want to build a home on a specific piece of land. We can customise any new home builds to accommodate accessibility and will ensure that it adheres to the specifications of your building and planning permission.