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Adding a Second Floor to Your Bungalow House? What are The Most Important Things to Consider?

08 April 2022

If you currently own or living in a bungalow house and you are planning to add a second floor to it to have a full upper floor, here are the most important things that you must consider and take into account before embarking on that upward high extension project that you have planning for some time now.

You Can Only Add One Storey

Unlike all other types of houses that you can add two or more storeys high, you can only add one storey to your bungalow house. This is so because bungalow houses are not designed for upward extensions. Adding a second floor changes the classification of your bungalow house.


One of the most important things that you need to consider before adding a second floor to your bungalow house is the added cost that you will incur while building it. You must consider the overall cost of the materialsas well as the added expense of getting professionals to conceptualise and actualise the whole upward extension plan. You have to take into account all the alternative options to at least save some money but without compromising the quality of the materials of your new floor.

Foundation of Your Bungalow House

Another most important thing to consider before adding a second floor to your bungalow house is if it is built with a good and strong foundation. It is very important to examine the type of foundation of your bungalow house and its depth. From there, you will know and assess if it can hold or support a second floor.

Construction Time  

Adding a second floor to your bungalow house also needs careful consideration of the construction time. It is important to consider how long the construction of the second floor will take to finish because you will need to transfer to another living space for an estimated five to six months depending on how huge your second-floor construction project is.

Old House

One other important thing to consider is how old is your bungalow house and when it was built. Knowing the age of your bungalow how is very vital because, from that information, you can fully assess if it can still support an extra floor. Extending your bungalow house and putting a second floor may not likewise be possible if your request for an upwards extension is refused by council planning officers because you do not qualify with the current rules.

If you would like to hire a building contractor and you need a company that is in Alexandria, Olympia Homes is the best option for you. We specialize in Residential Building Design and Construction and offer competitive and reasonable pricing based on yourupwards extension project budget. Call us to request a quote now.

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