Adding a Room to Your Home with Aussie Man & Van in Bath
At various points in life, we find ourselves with the need for another room in our home. This often makes us think about selling up and finding a property with an extra room. However, there are other options for you to consider, especially if you love your house and location. One of those options is to convert or build an extension to accommodate an additional room in your current home.
Converting a pre-existing room or building an extension is an excellent way to create more space and stay where you live now. It’s also possible to add value to your current home if you undertake the conversion or construction as a project you manage carefully. With some shrewd decisions and organisation, you could increase your property’s value and improve your home. And Aussie Man & Van is here to partner with you for your conversion or extension project.
Ensure You Add Value to your Home in Bath –
Although converting a room or building an extension might not sound cheap, you can do it on a budget. By taking the lead on the project yourself, you’ll be able to keep costs low if you make some sensible decisions. One of the first things you’ll need to do is plenty of solid research. Additionally, you’ll need to start working out what you can do yourself and where you need to outsource.
Before purchasing building materials and tools, you need to make sure you have the legal right to undertake a conversion or build an extension. Contact your local authority straight away before you make any decisions or start research. This is especially true if you live in a listed building, as your ability to make modifications and build will be subject to limitations.
You should also consult with an estate agent to get an estimate of the increased value of your property before you begin work. This will require notes with plenty of details with costs from you. They will be able to give you a professional opinion of any increase (or decrease) in value. Then, it’s time to make some smart decisions by including some affordable outsourcing.
A Room Conversion or Building an Extension?
Here’s your first decision before you can start any planning. Are you going to convert an existing room or build a new one? This ultimately depends on your budget and whether you have time to undertake extensive home improvements. Building an extension is the pricier option by a long measure. It will ultimately add another whole room on the plus side, so it is likely to have favourable value.
However, there are some downsides to this process. You’ll need to discuss your plans with the relevant department of your local council. Planning permission is something you’ll have to inquire about. Normally, if the extension doesn’t infringe on the neighbour’s property, it’s okay. But you shouldn’t assume this and then have issues later.
Room conversions are usually a more straightforward undertaking in comparison. This also results in a far cheaper final cost, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily better. The main problem is you’ll lose a room by doing this. So, be thorough and factor this in when crunching the numbers. You’ll have to weigh up all the pros and cons, and it’s essential to cross-reference both options against the property’s valuation.
Discuss the Valuation with an Estate Agent –
Now let’s look how the value of your home plays into this. The truth is, unless you’re a skilled professional, you can’t really know whether your actions will affect the asking price. But an estate agent can, even for hypothetical situations. Tell them your plans and see whether it positively or negatively affects the valuation.
Not only that, but an estate agent will also be fundamental to the sale of the property because of the additional work they perform. They’ll provide you with innovative ideas for home improvements that won’t cost much upfront. Furthermore, they have industry referrals for other services. Their fee depends on the sale going through, which means they’re constantly motivated to find solutions.
Realtors also arrange open houses or block viewings on your behalf and host people on a relevant day. This is especially handy for people who haven’t done this before. Plus, you won’t have to greet and show viewers around your property. That’s why an estate agent is a pivotal expert to enlist as part of your selling strategy.
The Advantages of Using a Man with a Van Service –
If you choose to build a new extension, then it’s almost sure you’ll need to employ a builder to assist you. However, that doesn’t mean you need to hire a team of them. To save money on things like labour and transporting materials and tools on and off-site, you should consider using Aussie’s Man & Van package. You can get everything you need without owning or renting a large vehicle.
Unlike a lot of tradespeople, Aussie’s Man & Van service can get to work at short notice. If you find yourself lacking in builders or labourers and you need to meet your deadlines, our man & van team will be able to start work straight away. The rates for a man with a van can often be competitive in comparison to last-minute trade prices. Additionally, we’ll be able to pitch in with the heavy lifting work.
Aussie’s Man & Van package gives you the use of two of our expert team members who have years of experience in removals and often other trades. They will happily assist with basic carrying and other labouring duties. We charge by the hour, which will help keep costs down. You’ll get everything you need under one roof – labour, transport, and any other similar services, such as self storage.
Link with a Self Storage Package –
Another bonus when booking Aussie is that our packages link together to form a seamless service. You won’t have to shop around or bring other service providers on board. We do it all and can oversee entire relocations and other services, including assistance with room conversions. And because it’s all under one roof, our prices are also more attractive, and savings are passed on to the customer.
That’s how self storage works in your favour when converting a room, as well as building an extension. It links with Aussie’s Man & Van package for collections and deliveries. You won’t need to buy or rent a vehicle for this purpose. And because these jobs tend to be once-off scenarios, it’s unlikely you’ll need to have regular access to a large van or car.
Regardless of whether you’re building an extension or going with a room conversion, you don’t want your house to look like a building site. You can rent a self storage unit through us and keep everything in storage and move them back after a day’s work. It might take a few days or longer to complete, so you’ll be glad you have another place at your disposal.
The Importance of Online Company Ratings –
So why choose Aussie instead of other moving companies? There are many reasons why we’re the right choice in Bath, but it’s not something you should rely on us to state. You can see what our previous and current customers have to say about the service they received. And it’s possible to repeat this for any company you use in the future, for services and when purchasing products.
You can read our Google Reviews and Trustpilot ratings here, which gives you a better idea of what service you’ll receive. Furthermore, please read the customer testimonials that accompany each rating. By doing this, you’re tapping into an online community-based resource where people share their experiences. The ultimate goal is to improve everyone’s chances of receiving the service they deserve.
Aussie Man & Van is a proud five-star company, and we work hard to maintain our reputation as Bath’s best removals and storage company. The only way for us to continue raising the bar is through our Quality Policy. We have service protocols in place to measure performance and customer care initiatives. No matter what service you sign up for, we’re here to make the outcome a success.
Aussie – Bath’s Favourite Man & Van Removals Company –
Aussie Man & Van has been operating in Bath for a few years now, and we already have a large number of customers we work with every week. That’s down to our dedication to customer service and range of removals and storage options. We’ve brought our A-game reputation from London to Bath, which is why we’re the fastest-growing independent movers and storers in Southern England.
The Aussie team values each customer we work with and often receive new bookings from referrals. Nothing makes us happier than to meet a new client who informs us that they were told about our company by a happy family member or friend. We relocate hundreds of people from other parts of the UK to Bath every month. Not only that, but we also provide add-on and specialist packages, including room conversions and assistance with building extensions.
If you’re planning a room conversion or building an extension this year, click here to request a free quote. We’ll go through our range of services to see how we can assist your project.