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Converting a single story side extension

We have an existing single story side extension, pitched tiled roof and brick walls. Assuming the footings etc are suitable, before we get builders round to quote, is there a process whereby the existing rooms are left intact as much as possible?

I was wondering if we should expect a builder to be able to build up the extension walls to the higher level while leaving most of the existing roof intact or not?

Any ideas or advice on how this would normally work would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

1 Answer from a MyBuilder Extension Builder

What you have in mind is the the normal way to construct this type of extension. The main problem is keeping the rain out when the new external walls rise above the existing roof. Tarpaulins are usually used the keep everything underneath dry.


Answered 5th Nov 2015

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