Wanting more space is a desire of many homeowners. Studies show that most Americans aren’t satisfied with the size of their current home.
Don’t want to move?
Moving isn’t always the preferred choice either, you might be settled in your location, and not want the stress of having to up sticks and move.
Sometimes an extension isn’t practical
You may not have enough room or not want to sacrifice space in your yard to build an addition. If an extension isn’t practical, another option you may want to consider adding a new floor. You may be surprised to learn that lifting your property may even be cheaper than an extension in some cases, however not always.
Adding a new first floor could give your family much needed extra space.
Raising your property can give extra ceiling space to your basement too!
Adding a new floor is a significant investment. There’s a lot to think about when adding an extra floor: The new look of your building, chimney, whether to extend the chimney or remove it completely, existing heating and plumbing. Electricity and heating systems are usually designed for a certain sized property, it is important to determine whether your HVAC systems will be able to compensate for the additional floor size.
With the correct equipment and experience house lifting is very safe. The cost of adding a new floor can vary significantly, so it’s important to do good research and planning before making any decisions.
To learn more about lifting your property to add a new floor, speak to a local house lifting company.