With house prices, stamp duty, and moving costs being so high, rather than pay the cost of moving house, many clients are looking to how they can put their money into make the most of their current homes.

If you are thinking of moving because you need more space, phone a builder (or three) and find out what opportunities you have to extend and how much that work will cost. Talking to builders is an excellent way of gaining insight into what others have done in the area and what is likely to pass the planning process. Use their knowledge and experience to get fresh ideas. Maybe you have already had the loft extension, the kitchen, the ensuite, the built-in cupboards, etc. Have you thought about a basement extension?

You never know what is possible until you ask the question.