Many of our clients come to us seeking information on how they can extend their houses upwards. Some of them love the aesthetic value while others need two or three extra rooms in their houses. For these clients, they do not have the space to expand horizontally and thus seek a way for upward expansions.
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As contractors that have been in the industry long enough, we work closely with our clients to enable them realize their dreams of adding a second storey. As technical as it may sound, it is actually quite easy to extend your house upwards if you work with the right contractors.
Factors to consider when looking to convert a single storey to double storey house
Adding a second storey to your existing single storey house is a great way to add more room to your house especially if you are growing your family or are hosting family members. With the least possible inconvenience for you and your family, we are able to extend your house upwards in the most economically affordable way. We have done numerous single storey extensions to double storey in Port Elizabeth and we are going to show you just how easy it is to do a double storey extension.
When doing a single to double storey renovation, the foundation of the existing house has to be taken into consideration. In most cases, the foundation previously laid is only able to support the weight of a single storey house. This, therefore, has to be strengthened so that it is able to hold the weight of the double storey additions. Our priority is to keep our clients safe and we avoid any structural faults that may put you, our esteemed customer at risk.
2.Framing the second storey
In most single storey homes, the ceiling is not put into so much thought but when looking to create any second floor extensions; the ceiling becomes the floor of the second storey. This means that it has to be strengthened.
We are able to strengthen the ceiling through framing so that it is able to take on the extra weight that will be piled on it. This is all for us to worry about and we will ensure that it is as strong and that the structural integrity is not compromised.
A single to double storey conversion in Port Elizabeth is a smart choice to make because it not only adds more living space but also increases the value of the property significantly. Some clients also prefer a partial second storey addition and this is also great for short term purposes.
Double storey additions do not have to be difficult and complicated. Clients ask us, “Is it possible to extend my house upwards?” and we say, “Absolutely Yes!”
If you are ready to go in this direction, talk to us so that we can help you with second floor extensions that can serve you well and you can be proud of them. We cover all areas in Port Elizabeth. Talk to us today for a quote.