Is it cheaper to extend externally or reconfigure the internal structure?

We are extending to the side of our property. We have the option of either having a larger extension OR a smaller extension but reconfiguring a couple of load bearing walls in order to create the layout we need. Obviously we want to make sure we can afford this before we submit planning permission. Generally speaking, which is likely to be the cheaper option?

Asked by Sarah on 17th Feb 2022
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"In my opinion, the best way to add value and lifestyle quality would be an external extension"
Answered on 17th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"I would extend externally as it will give more room and then you can do inside bit by bit"
Answered on 19th Apr 2022 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
"it might be the same but if you extend you get extra space"
Answered on 3rd Apr 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
"based on the intention or purpose, for adding the extra space, to the existing. sometimes it can run in your favour which, is good but! how much room one's needs is based on the outcome which, one's needs, so! to have peace of mind you. need to think about what will be occupying the space or the environment whenever it's up on running."
Answered on 19th Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"depending on how much bigger you want the extension. An extension will put money on your property but it's up to you they will both end up roughly the same coast"
Answered on 10th Mar 2022 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Generally speaking, it would be more expensive to reconfigure load-bearing walls."
Answered on 23rd Mar 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
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