Conversions and Extensions - Add Room, Value to your home

Extensions & Conversions

Add Value and Space to your home with an Extension or Conversion.

J Doyle construction is ready to take on any new and exciting possibilities presented to them with potential extensions. We also work closely with both designers and architects to make your dream extension come true.

Extensions and conversions are both great options, each with its own pros and cons. Whether you go for an extension or a conversion will depend on what your needs are. It is of great importance to do your research before you pick which one suits you more. Below is further information to help you decide which one you may go for.

Building Extensions

Extend your home

Is your family growing up? Need some extra space? Don’t know where to store everything? Would you like to relax more easily? All of these questions may lead you to want to push the walls of our house or even to change your house completely…

But have you ever thought of having an extension? When you want to expand your home, the first and most important aim is to gain a few square meters of living space. Whether horizontally (by extending the house structure for a new room) or vertically (by building one or more supplementary floors), the expansion of property has several benefits.

First of all, a house extension means adding extra space to your property. Due to the fact that an extension will require additional space initially, they are only suitable for homes with gardens or outdoor space to extend into. The size of the extension will depend on the space you have available. If you have enough land surrounding your home, then you can add a fully functional room.
Adding an extension to a house can be an easy and relatively cheap option. It also provides numerous advantages. In fact, not only gaining square footage is an advantage of a house extension, but you can also use a house extension in order to make a room more comfortable and practical by reconsidering and reorganizing your interior. Extending a room or building a new one, is up to you! According to your needs and particularly your wishes, you choose what option suits you the best.
You can also raise the resale value of your home by increasing the number of square feet in one or many of the key rooms (kitchen, dining room, living room). Based on your desires, we are ready to listen and help you plan and build the extension with the least amount of disruption for you and your daily life to fit into your existing structure and provide the lifestyle features you need. Whether it’s a large comfortable family room or a simple cosy bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, J Doyle Construction will offer you a warm living space that matches your initial requirements. In addition, an extension on an old building can reinforce its character or, on the contrary, give it a contemporary touch. This is an undeniable asset to facilitate the sale of your property.
However, there is a small disadvantage of extending a room. This is that planning permission may be needed. It will obviously depend on the size of the extension; for some cases, it will not be required. Most of the time, if it’s more than 40sq m, then you will need to apply for planning permission. Due to this reason, one of the most popular extensions among our clients is a rear extension of fewer than 40sq m as a single or two-storey extension. There are certain restrictions with regards to extensions that you need to be aware of when considering this option. For instance, if you wish to spread the 40 sq m over two floors, then you will need planning permission. It can be a more expensive option, and it will also take longer than a conversion.

Among all the options considered by our clients, we find various reasons or circumstances for which a client decides to extend their house. The arrival of a baby is one of the most common reasons. Considering an extension allows the couple to build an extra room in order to have their own private space. The installation of an office to improve telecommuting advantages, especially with the crisis of covid that we are facing right now, is also another reason. Or simply to benefit kids with a family room to play and rest.
In summary, it’s a brilliant idea to enlarge your home to make more space for your family. No need to move out of your house when you can simply renovate it! J Doyle has all the skills and experience needed to plan and manage these significant projects. It has been proven that J Doyle Construction is one of the 20 most professional house extension companies in the area.
Don’t know what kind of extension to build? No problem, we listen to your needs and desires and find the best solution adapted to your needs.
Regardless of your decision on your extension project, the result is worthwhile and will leave you genuinely surprised. Remember that investing in real estate is one of the most profitable, and if you sell your property, you will recover up to 75% of its value. Please check out our portfolio of pictures of our previous projects to have an idea of our work, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Name: J Doyle Construction Kerry Address: No, 7 Carraig Dún, Ballymacprior, Killorglin, Co. Kerry, V93 T658, Ireland Phone: +353877616574Facebook: Twitter: GMB:

If you don’t have space around your house, conversions are another option to consider. You may want to convert a space you rarely use and change it into a more spacious area in your home.

Convert a part of your home into invaluable new area

Building Conversions

Rethink and Convert

You can convert your garage into many different options. Some of these include another bedroom or living space. You may also choose to convert your attic into a spare bedroom or an additional storage area.
Some of the advantages of conversion are that there is no need for planning permission. This will also be a cheaper option and takes less time than an extension. It can also optimise the space you already have in your home without having to change the external.

Converting an attic can add valuable storage or bedroom space, but a side extension could make more sense for the money. Sometimes the quickest and least disruptive option is to convert a garage. A major benefit to choosing this form of conversion is that you don’t need planning for its change in use. In a lot of circumstances, a garage conversion will also give you more space per square metre than converting your attic. The cost of converting either a garage or an attic will depend on if you have to raise the ceiling.
Some house types are easier to adapt to an attic than others. For an extension to work, the ceilings need to be at least 2.4m high. The area also needs to extend across the attic for at least 2.4m for the space to conform to fire regulations. It can be a lot easier to convert a bungalow attic due to the fact that the ceiling may be higher. With both attic and garage conversions, you lack the flexibility to build the shape and size you want or need.
There are many areas of your house which you can convert into new reusable space, converting your garage and attic into new usable rooms is the most popular, and costs a lot less than you may think

Name: J Doyle Construction Kerry Address: No, 7 Carraig Dún, Ballymacprior, Killorglin, Co. Kerry, V93 T658, Ireland Phone: +353877616574Facebook: Twitter: GMB:
House Extension Ideas Kerry

House Extension Ideas

Here are some photos to give you inspiration when considering a house extension, we have many more House Extension Ideas to share with you, so please get in touch if you are interested.