Small house extension ideas

As experienced home extension builders in Loughborough, Abell Building Services have worked on properties of all sizes, from the very large to the very small. We’ve seen time and time again that some of the biggest transformations can be achieved in the smallest...

Kitchen extension vs conservatory

When you want to add some more living space to your property, a rear extension is a good way to do so. But what are the relative merits of adding a conservatory vs a rear kitchen extension? Both have similarities and differences. A conservatory adds leisure space to...

Should you choose a kitchen extension or loft conversion?

When it comes to adding more space to your home, there are a few usual suspects, including loft conversions and kitchen extensions. Both increase the usable space in your property, but there are some clear differences between the two options as well as some important...

How big can my house extension be without planning permission?

A lot of people are surprised that when it comes to extending your home, you can do a lot more than putting up a garden shed or summer house without planning permission. In fact, as long as you stay within certain limits, you can usually build a house extension...

A guide to building regulations required for home extensions

It’s important to know the relevant building regulations for extensions when you’re planning to do any structural work on your home. Some minor cosmetic changes and redecorating jobs are not affected by building regulations, but because extensions can...

Checklist: home extension costs

Home extension cost is a big part in deciding what type of extension to have built. There are many different factors that will influence the total cost of a home extension, which also means there are options for a wide range of different budgets. At Abell Building...