My wife and I are looking at getting an extension to our existing home as we have another child due next month. I have some questions for people who have gone through all the steps to extending their home, some do's and don't to a point I guess.
I'm tossing up between enclosing in my patio to save money but I'm a bit skeptic as I have a Friend who did the same and gets leaks in really stormy weather. I do like the cheapness of it and how it has really given him some extra room for his family.
Untimely I'd love a proper extension with a gable roof blending into our existing roof but know they are expensive. I have an Idea that if I paid each tradesman separately and went for the best price on each maybe I could save quite a bit of money but seeing I'm inexperienced with this type of thing I'm only guessing.
Is there a good looking cheaper alternative to the enclosed patio - or the expensive gable add on extension? I have seen some extensions that look like a proper extension but have a sort of kit looking home kind of look about them. I don't know too much about those kind of add ons but I have seen them with a gable metal clorbond roof blended into the existing roof, I wonder if they are strong and sound and less expensive.
I'd really love some feed back from people who have an answer - or have found a solution to the same problem.