I have an inter war timber bungalow on stumps and wondering what the cheapest construction method is for an extension.
timber frame with cladding on a concrete slab built as a separate building with a link that doesn't change the old roof but any extension will cost much more than you hope or expect and you will probably want to change existing rooms that possible have asbestos to remove but renovating is not worth doing if it doesn't improve your home with a great design .. .post your plans for suggestions
Thanks. No there's no asbestos anymore.
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Depends on slope and solid condition
Flat site. Original house in excellent condition. Demolishing 70s extension.
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we've used modern sheet "fibro" with timber battens over the joints and all painted for a vintage look but not worth doing unless you use good passive solar design with double glazing and insulation
I'm definitely installing double glazing, underfloor, wall and ceiling insulation and passive solar. I've worked my design endlessly, for a number of years, but flexible in building method and materials. Ta.
I meant solid condition. Is the existing floor aRaised above ground and are you keeping floor level same, if some then keep the current stumps.
I'm keeping the same floor level but I'm going to demolish old 70s extension and start again, stumps and all.